Twitter close to finalise $46.5 billion deal with Elon Musk

What changes are Expected At Twitter If Elon Musk Buys It?

Washington: Micro-blogging site Twitter’s board is negotiating with CEO Musk over his bid to buy the platform and the official deal could be announced as early as Monday, according to reports.
What changes are Expected At Twitter If Elon Musk Buys It? The Tesla founder, Elon Musk is already Twitter's biggest shareholder and has been very active about what he doesn't like about the Micro-blogging site. The company's board is negotiating with Mr Musk over his $43 billion takeover offer for the social media platform, according to news agency Reuters, the New York Times and Bloomberg.

Here are the changes Mr Musk is expected to push for at Twitter:
An Edit button: Musk floated the idea of an edit button in a Twitter poll on April 4. "Do you want an edit button?" More than four million votes were cast, with a majority of users supporting the idea.
Opening up Twitter's algorithm: In a March 24 tweet, Elon Musk suggested that the platform's algorithm should be open-source. This was again in the form of a poll and 83 per cent of the one million respondents said yes.

Tackling cryptocurrency scams: Mr Musk's account has been attacked by scammers who have taken away cryptocurrency in his name. There were reports in 2020 about Musk's account getting hacked.

“Twitter a de facto public town square”: SpaceX CEO has also slammed the micro-blogging website of what content is allowed there and what isn't. In another Twitter poll in March, he asked users: "Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?"

More than 70 per cent users said a resounding no, promoting Mr Musk to ask if a new platform is needed.

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