Elon Musk Post Letter Explaining His Motivation To Acquire Twitter But Few Believe Him

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Elon Musk’s acquisition of social media giant Twitter is set to be completed on Friday. Musk was already seen carrying a sink into the Twitter HQ earlier this week in a ‘look at me, I’m just a normal guy’ attempt at a viral video.

Elon Musk has now posted a letter to Twitter detailing his motivation to acquire the Bird Site. The reasons he lists as his primary sources of motivation are varied and valid, but few believe him. Many pushed back in his Twitter mentions with messages of ‘you bought it because you had to’ which is ultimately true, he was legally bound to see the deal through or pay an astronomical amount of money.

Elon Musk shares a letter detailing his motivation to acquire Twitter

Here is the full text of Elon Musk’s Twitter letter explaining his motivation to acquire the social network:

“I wanted to reach out personally to share my motivation in acquiring Twitter. There has been much speculation about why I bought Twitter and what I think about advertising. Most of it has been wrong.

The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence. There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.

In the relentless pursuit of clicks, much of traditional media has fueled and catered to those polarized extremes, as they believe that is what brings in the money, but, in doing so, the opportunity for dialogue is lost.

That is why I bought Twitter. I didn’t do it because it would be easy. I didn’t do it to make more money. I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love. And I do so with humility, recognizing that failure in pursuing this goal, despite our best efforts, is a very real possibility.

That said, Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences! In addition to adhering to the laws of the land, our platform must be warm and welcoming to all, where you can choose your desired experience according to your preferences, just as you can choose, for example, to see movies or play video games ranging from all ages to mature.

I also very much believe that advertising, when done right, can delight, entertain and inform you; it can show you a service or product or medical treatment that you never knew existed, but is right for you. For this to be true, it is essential to show Twitter users advertising that is as relevant as possible to their needs. Low relevancy ads are spam, but highly relevant ads are actually content!

Fundamentally, Twitter aspires to be the most respected advertising platform in the world that strengthens your brand and grows your enterprise. To everyone who has partnered with us, I thank you. Let us build something extraordinary together.”

Does anyone believe Elon Musk when he says ‘Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape’ or his motivations for buying Twitter?

I 100% agree with Elon Musk that ‘Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape’. I’m definitely a person who spends too much time on Twitter but I’d delete the app forever if it suddenly becomes a ‘do anything, say anything’ corner of the Internet without any accountability.

The replies to Elon Musk’s tweet about his motivation to purchase Twitter are pretty revealing, and some are just funny.

The truth:

Get ’em outta there!

It absolutely is not about to become the best of all time…

It’s amusing to imagine Elon Musk sitting in a boardroom having to listen to an explanation fo who the Three Year Letterman is and what his schtick is:

The only reply that matters:

A new Elon Musk Twitter world is supposedly set to begin on Friday. It will be interesting to see how quickly things change and how resistant Twitter users are to that change. You can find me at @casspa on there if you’re looking, or find our site at @brobible.

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