Musk Lays Out Twitter Mission Amid Platform Changes

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    The Facts

    • On Sunday, Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk continued to discuss upcoming changes to the social media giant, stating, “Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information about the world. That’s our mission.” His remarks caused speculation and debate online in light of Twitter's recent changes.

    • Musk, who earlier suggested that Twitter would become a news source “without regard to political affiliation,” clarified later that accuracy would be based upon the Community Notes feature on the app, which allows Twitter to add context to posts considered misleading.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    The mainstream media and US government interests have been histrionic since Musk took over Twitter and started implementing changes. They fear that anyone will now have the right to speak on the platform without being censored or controlled, and skeptics of established norms will finally be able to openly pose questions. Musk's new Twitter is destroying the Orwellian foundations that the company stood on for years.

    Left narrative

    A rise in hate speech that has emerged since Musk's acquisition of the platform shows how dangerous this situation is. For many, the answer is "holding the line" and resisting inside this increasingly toxic digital public square. For others, it’s better to leave Twitter now and find a safer space.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 4% chance that Elon Musk will hold a major political office in the US before February 2033, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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