Supported by real-time host Bill Maher Tesla CEO Eron MuskLatest Participation Movement twitterThe board of directors said the wealthiest people in the world could put an end to the “control” of social media platforms over freedom of speech.
When asked by viewers on Friday, Maher addressed one submission he asked him and his guests. New York Times Writer David Leonhardt and writer Nancy McLean shared their thoughts on becoming the largest shareholder on Twitter when Musk bought 9.2% of the company on Monday.
“I’m for that,” Maher said.
When guests announced their bookings, Maher believed that Twitter could no longer be banned because it was so deeply rooted in our lives and everyday discourse that it would curb freedom of speech. Explained that there is.
“We now live in another era when Twitter is a public square,” Maher said. “If you deny someone’s right to speak on Twitter, you’re basically saying you don’t have the right to free speech.”
“I think that’s what Elon Musk wants to fix on Twitter.”
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Real-time host Bill Maher supports Elon Musk’s promotion to Twitter’s board, and Tesla’s CEO needs to modify social media’controls’ over freedom of speech. Said.
Musk, the world’s wealthiest and most prominent Twitter critic, became the largest shareholder after a shock wave when he bought a 9.2% stake in the company on Monday.
Maher (left) explained that Twitter is a new “public square” and that denying someone the opportunity to speak on the platform is like denying their right to freedom of speech.
Musk has repeatedly expressed opposition to how Twitter bans accounts, saying the company has failed to “adhere to the principle of free speech” and “damages democracy.”
Many conservatives have Musk reopen Donald Trump’s Twitter account after the former president was permanently kicked out of the platform in January 2021 after Donald Trump was accused of causing a parliamentary riot. I’m expecting that.
Leonhard admitted that when he heard that Musk had joined Twitter’s board of directors, the possibility of Trump’s account being returned first came to mind.
“Do I need to read Donald Trump’s tweet again soon?” Leonhard asked.
“This is difficult, because things got better when they took Trump off Twitter,” Maher joked. “But it’s bad for freedom of speech.
“We are no longer alive in 1980. This is another world we live in, managed by social media. [free speech]”Maher added.
“That is, social media is a kind of … it lives in a space that isn’t exactly a publication, but it’s not exactly a private company … that’s why it’s so tricky.”
Maher also said that when Twitter bans people from their platform, they go to other social media sites, where they think “Big Tech and Big Government” are “united” with them. He expressed concern about gathering.
Leonhard argued that freedom of speech is important, but it needs to be balanced with the dangers posed by lies, especially noting Trump’s false allegations that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
He said Maher’s explanation of what happened to Twitter was given to the media decades ago.
“But they didn’t lie about the election fraud,” Leonhard said. He couldn’t turn on Walter Cronkite and hear, “In fact, Barry Goldwater won the election.” This is what you get on Twitter from Donald Trump. “
However, Maher said users were banned or suspended to discuss the possibility that the coronavirus came from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, when social media companies began cracking down on pandemic false alarms. Said that people could be banned for many reasons.
“I don’t know where the coronavirus came from, but there’s no reason to think it couldn’t have come out of the lab,” Maher said. “They have a laboratory in Wuhan that was studying the coronavirus, and you couldn’t even discuss this.
Musk’s criticism of Twitter’s ban has rekindled conservative expectations that former President Donald Trump’s account could be reopened.Trump was banned the day after the Capitol riot on January 6, after falsely claiming that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
Maher guests New York Times writer David Leonhardt (right) and writer Nancy McLean have expressed concern about the rise of musk on Twitter, and freedom of speech needs to balance the dangers posed by disseminating false information. Said there is
McLean also expressed concern about Musk’s participation in Twitter, a move that offended employees of a company in Silicon Valley, and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said Musk would not threaten the company’s culture. He said he insisted. Responsible for key decisions.
Musk agreed to attend a Q & A session with staff from a San Francisco-based company after acquiring 9.2% of the company for $ 3.7 billion on April 4, making him the largest shareholder. ..
Many groaned about musk for a week, accusing the pronouns and bullies who mocked the 2020 tweet as “transphobia.”
In an email sent Thursday, he announced a “listen to anything” session, AMA, and Agrawal wrote:Often we [at] Twitter is talking about what’s happening and people. That was certainly the case this week.
“Following the board announcement, many asked different kinds of questions about Elon Musk. I would welcome you to ask him those questions.”
It’s unclear when the session will take place, and whether it will take place directly at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters or in effect.
Such city halls are common in Silicon Valley, but are only available to CEOs and other executives. Shareholders are very rarely in the limelight. Washington post report.
Musk joked about buying 9% of Twitter stock in this tweet sent Thursday.
Earlier this week he asked the tweeter if he wanted to see the edit button, and the company then confirmed that the tweeter was already working.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal then tweeted, “The results of this poll will be important,” and in a tweet on March 25, the same about whether the company adheres to the principles of free speech. It seems that he is ruining Musk by saying that
Earlier this week, Musk tweeted a poll, “Do you want an edit button?” For Twitter.
Agrawal later responded to the tweet:’The results of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully. In a tweet on March 25, when Twitter asked if he adhered to the principle of free speech, he clearly trolled that Musk said the same thing.
The majority of voters answered “yes”, confirming that their boss was already working at the time of the announcement on April 1 and denying that musk had played a role in its inauguration.
News of the Musk acquisition also surged 27%, causing excitement among investors. He hopes to help Twitter catch up with its much more profitable rivals Facebook and Instagram.
But the staff there are angry with his position on issues such as pronouns and free speech.
The company’s workers, who have been accused of exacerbating the ongoing cultural war around the world, are said to have spent a week enthusiastic about buying musk.
According to the post, one employee was furious when writing on an internal bulletin board.
“How do we harmonize this decision with our values? Is innovation superior to humanity?”
Another wrote: “Simple question: If an employee tweeted some of what Elon tweeted, they could be the subject.”
And a third former Tesla worker said he was afraid to repeat what they claimed to be a toxic work culture nurtured by masks at an electric car company.
The worker said: “I’m very nervous now because I saw what he could do directly.”
Agrawal argued that musk does not pose a threat to the company’s culture and said he was not responsible for major decisions.
Musk has 80.9 million Twitter users who regularly use this site to communicate with their fans.
He found that the use of the site was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In August 2018, he tweeted that he had secured funding to publish Tesla for $ 420 per share. This is a cannabis joke, also known as 4:20.
However, Musk was accused of interfering with the market and was told by the SEC that a lawyer should check it before posting a tweet.