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From: Inside Story

The billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X has finally managed to take control of the platform.

Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter its digital town square.

These are the words of the world’s richest man – and now the owner of that town square.

Elon Musk sealed the deal for $44bn.

Twitter’s board unanimously agreed to sell to the man promising to promote free speech and transparency.

But will he keep that promise?

Presenter: Laura Kyle

Guests:

Quinn McKew – Executive director at Article 19

Ramesh Srinivasan – Professor of information studies at the University of California, Los Angeles

Charles Arthur – Journalist specialising in technology and social media

Source: Al Jazeera

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