Should Elon Musk obtain control of Twitter Inc., he has stated that he plans to make significant modifications to the social media network, including offering longer tweets and opening up the website’s software.
Mr. Musk made the remarks in a series of regulatory filings, tweets, and a TED talk over the last three weeks.
His most drastic action would be to take the corporation private, away from public scrutiny. He stated, “Twitter has to be turned into a private firm.” “Twitter has a lot of potentials. “I’ll get it unlocked.”
Mr. Musk has also hinted at a softening of Twitter’s content management policy. In an interview at the TED conference on April 14, Mr. Musk, a self-described “free speech absolutist,” stated that Twitter is the “de facto town square” and that “it’s really vital for there to be an inclusive venue for free expression.”
Other recommended reforms include reducing reliance on advertising and making Twitter’s algorithm open source and putting the code on GitHub, allowing others to view and suggest fixes and adjustments.
Other changes recommended by Mr. Musk, such as permitting longer tweets, providing a tweet edit option, and attempting to eliminate spam and scam bots, would likely have a more immediate impact on Twitter users.