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Elon Musk buys Twitter, sparking concern from Democrats
Elon Musk has ‘challenge ahead’ with Twitter takeover: MeWe founder
MeWe founder Mark Weinstein says Tesla CEO Elon Musk will face a ‘challenge’ with operating two large companies after $44 billion Twitter offer.
Congressional Democrats sounded the alarm this week after Tesla CEO Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion and take the social media company private.
Among the lawmakers' chief concerns was that Musk could allow former President Donald Trump, who was permanently banned from Twitter in January 2021 after spreading misinformation about the 2020 election, back onto the platform.
ELON MUSK TO BUY TWITTER FOR $44 BILLION
While Musk has not said whether he plans to lift Trump's Twitter ban, the tech executive is a frequent citric of the platform, which he has previously accused of stifling free speech. In the past, Musk, who describes himself as a "free speech absolutist," has proposed relaxing Twitter content restrictions, fueling speculation that Trump could return to his onetime favorite social media website.
During a recent interview at a TED conference, Musk argued that social media networks should not remove comments that are offensive if they are still legal.
"If it's a gray area, let the tweet exist," Musk said.