Twitter: not even Elon Musk is wealthy enough to bring absolute free speech to the platform – here’s why

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The Moderate Voice

The Elon ranger.thongyhod Eric Heinze, Queen Mary University of London Elon Musk is the planet’s number one billionaire. If anyone can turn cyberspace into a heaven – or hell – of free speech “absolutism” via a US$44 billion (£35 billion) Twitter takeover, then surely he’s the man. Right? When free-market elephants like Musk or Jeff Bezos (who bought the Washington Post in 2013) take charge of major mass-media outlets, concerns are raised about the direction of free speech, which remains the essential ingredient of democratic participation. This feeds into wider concerns around the ever-increa…

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