Bill Gates Warns Elon Musk Could Make Twitter A Worse Platform After His $44bn Acquisition


Microsoft founder Bill Gates warned that his billionaire rival Elon Musk could potentially make Twitter a worse platform – and refused to say whether or not he shorted Tesla, as Musk has alleged.


Gates spoke at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit and was asked about Musk’s potential impact on Twitter following his $44 billion acquisition of the social media platform last month.

Gates said that while Musk has a good track record, he could make misinformation on the platform worse.

‘He actually could make it worse,’ Gates said. ‘That’s not his track record. His track record with Tesla and Space X is pretty mind-blowing at putting together a great team of engineers and taking people who work in those fields in a less bold way and really showing them up. I kind of doubt that’ll happen this time but we should have an open mind and never underestimate Elon.’

The South African-born billionaire has said his purchase of Twitter is motivated primarily by a wish to restore the app as a place for the free exchange of ideas, and has repeatedly said he wants to move away from ‘censorship’ and err on the side of free speech.

Bill Gates Warns Elon Musk Could Make Twitter A Worse Platform After His $44bn Acquisition

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