Twitter: Rights groups decry Elon Musk’s $44bn takeover

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Rights groups and activists have decried Elon Musk’s multi-billion dollar Twitter takeover, announced on Monday, raising concerns over the monitoring of abusive content on the platform. The Tesla owner, who describes himself as a “free speech absolutist”, made a $44 billion dollar bid for the social media giant, which he said had “tremendous potential”. The firm initially rebuffed Musk’s offer, but this week asked shareholders to vote to approve the deal. After news of the takeover broke, rights groups, including Amnesty International, expressed fears that the platform would relax enforcement …

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