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Elon Musk Says The Far Left Hates Everyone, Including Themselves

Elon Musk Says The Far Left Hates Everyone, Including Themselves

Elon Musk used his own Twitter platform to offer up some views on the future of the social media platform

Elon Musk says that he reckons the ‘far left hates everyone, themselves included’ in his latest missive since he announced his Twitter takeover.

The world’s richest man has been full of beans since it was announced he’d dropped $44 billion to buy the social media platform, and he seems to be wasting little time in getting his ideas across.

Of course, Musk says he took over Twitter with the intention of reinforcing free speech, as well as removing spam bots and making all human accounts authenticate themselves.

He’s even talked in the past about an edit button, which would really be something.

However, this time out he was on a political tip, and decided to state his argument on the platform directly.

In a series of tweets, he wrote: “The far left hates everyone, themselves included!”

He then added: “But I’m no fan of the far right either.

“Let’s have less hate and more love.”

Obviously, it remains to be seen what tack Musk will take over Twitter, given that the sale was only announced very recently.

What we can be sure of – however – is that he has some lofty ideas for what needs to happen.

It’s clear that he’s rattled the cage of some folks, who have decided to leave altogether, citing fears that Musk’s reign will bring only more hate speech and abusive content to an already bulging bag.

It’s really not worth getting bogged down in the culture wars that rage every second of every day on Twitter and beyond, because we simply don’t know what Musk’s intentions are.

Here’s what we know.

We know that Musk has the cash to back up his transaction – the Tesla and SpaceX chief is the richest man in the world – and we know that he loves Twitter, boasting more than 80 million followers on his own account.

Musk says he wants Twitter to be a place for free speech.

Announcing his takeover, a joint statement was issued that read: "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.

"I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.

"Twitter has tremendous potential - I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it."

We’ll just have to wait and see what that looks like.

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Topics: World News, Twitter, Elon Musk, Politics