Elon Musk, the notable entrepreneur and new owner of Twitter, has voiced his plans for the mammoth social media platform.
Musk shared his first public comments on Twitter’s future at Monday evening’s Met Gala event. Exuding class, Musk walked the famed “red carpet” with his mother.
When on the red carpet, reporters asked Musk to comment on the changes he has in mind for Twitter.
Musk, using language the currently fired-up left uses often, said that Twitter would change to offer a more “inclusive” experience for all. He also signaled his intent to reduce false stats and perceptions by ridding the platform of “bots.”
In a brief interview with The Associated Press, Musk indicated that he intends to swing Twitter back from the far left to more center ground where most Americans are included.
“Well, I mean, the goal that I have, should everything come to fruition with Twitter, is to have a service that is broadly — is as broadly inclusive as possible where ideally most of America is on it and talking!” Musk said.
Musk continued: “I think just generally, the — I’m looking for something that’s like I said as broadly inclusive as possible, that’s as trusted as possible as a system, and I hope we are successful in that regard.”
The AP interview concluded with Musk emphasizing his commitment to making the experience of using the Twitter platform more enjoyable:
“I’ve also vowed this publicly that we have to get rid of the bots, trolls, scams, and everything. That’s obviously diminishing the user experience and we don’t want people to get tricked out of their money and that kind of thing. I’m on the warpath! If somebody is operating a bot and troll army then I’m definitely their enemy!”
The Daily Wire noted that Musk “spoke to a number of reporters while on the Met Gala’s red carpet” and received more than one assist from his mother, Maye, who answered “a few of the questions for him.”
Obviously skilled in diplomacy, Musk responded calmly to an Entertainment Tonight correspondent who asked him to respond to critics who believed he could have done something better with his money than buy a social media platform, explaining that his companies were always looking for ways to better humanity and prepare for the future.
“Really, my companies are intended to do good for the future of humanity, with Tesla trying to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport and energy. And SpaceX is providing internet to the least served people around the world,” he said.
To ensure the point was well-taken, Maye interjected: “The best space company in the world. In the world!”
The correspondent then asked a question to both Elon and Maye regarding the origin or motivation for such great ambition.
Maye answered deftly, “I told him not to take on the world and the universe, and he didn’t listen.” Wryly she added, he “doesn’t listen to his mom.”
The Entertainment Tonight host asked a final question regarding why, “with everything else he had going on,” did Musk decide to attend the Met Gala event?
In a move some view as sweetly protective, Maye quickly responded, “I wanted him to come.”
“Yeah,” Musk laughed. “My mom wanted to come, so I brought my mom. That’s the reason.”
It’s hard not to like a guy who likes his mom.
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