Elon Musk has been talking about buying Twitter for a while. Except that Twitter didn’t seem to want to be conquered easily. And what has been looking more and more like a Musk-made telenovela is finally coming to a conclusion. With a buyout announcement at $54.20 a share, the former 9.2% owner of the brand has become the overall owner of Twitter for a cool … 43 billion dollars. In PlayStation 5 that’s just 100 million PS5s… Just to have a scale of values.
But to what end?
Elon Musk announced that his goal was to put freedom of expression back in the spotlight. Yes, but in concrete terms, this could become dangerous. Because if everyone has the right to say everything without risk. We will quickly find ourselves in a gas factory allowing all the drifts and especially the free aggressions without risk of reprisals from the platform.
The return of mass misinformation is also likely to return
But to get there, Elon Musk had made several proposals. Since January the man will try as best he can to get the platform. Especially since the platform will not belong to a company of Elon Musk’s own, but to a personal title. And it must be said that in the past, the buyouts of the kind do not Fure so huge, we can talk about Facebook with Whatsapp for 22 billion or LinkdIn by Microsoft for 26.2 billion. Here we are on the double just personally. For the moment, we don’t know what Elon Musk will really do with the platform and what restructuring he will apply. So the future will tell us soon enough.