The CEO of the American electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc, Elon Musk, is “seriously thinking” about creating a new platform for social networks. The billionaire announced this in his tweet on Saturday, answering a question from one of the users.
Answering the question whether a social network is needed, where the main attention will be paid to freedom of speech and its observance. “I’m seriously thinking about it,” the entrepreneur replied to him. . His post has collected more than 250 thousand likes.
The topic was continued in the businessman’s next tweet. Elon Musk has launched a survey among his subscribers whether they need a new social network.
Earlier, in one of his Twitter posts, Musk described himself as an “absolutist in matters of freedom of speech.” Recently, Elon Musk has been criticizing Twitter and the company’s policies. He said that the social network undermines democracy by not adhering to the principles of freedom of speech.
In early March, the global satellite system Starlink, operated by SpaceX, refused to block Russian media sites at the request of some governments, Elon Musk reported on Twitter.
If Musk decides to create a new platform, he will join a growing number of technology companies that position themselves as champions of freedom of speech in the hope of attracting users who believe that existing platforms such as Twitter, Facebook (it is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations in respect of which the court has adopted a decision that has entered into legal force to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for by Federal Law No. 114-FZ of 25.07.2002 “On Countering Extremist Activity”) and YouTube are engaged in censorship.