Microsoft’s Bill Gates unsure about Twitter’s future post the acquisition by Elon musk

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Tech billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has finally expressed his views about Twitter being acquired by Elon Musk. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Summit earlier this week, Gates said that he is unsure about Twitter’s future after it has been bought by Elon Musk. He feels Elon Musk might make Twitter a ‘worse platform’.

He expressed his concern about the spread of misinformation on the platform and has no idea about how Elon Musk will change Twitter for better. He admitted that Elon Musk has a ‘mind-blowing’ track record at other companies and has done a great job at putting together a team of engineers at those companies (Tesla and SpaceX), but he is doubtful if he would be able to do that again.

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“I kind of doubt that will happen this time, but we should have an open mind and never underestimate Elon. He actually could make it worse,” Bill Gates said. He further questioned Musk’s intentions behind buying Twitter as he said, “What are his goals for what it ends up being? Does that match this idea of less extreme falsehoods spreading so quickly and weird conspiracy theories? Does he share that goal or not? How does he feel about something on Twitter that says vaccines kill people or that Bill Gates is tracking people?”

In the end, he backtracked a little and said, “If Musk makes Twitter worse, I’ll speak about that, but I won’t assume what’s going to happen.”

The statement from Bill Gates comes in retaliation to one from Musk himself wherein he accused Microsoft founder of short-selling Tesla’s shares. For those unaware, Short-selling a company’s shares mean that investors are expecting the price of shares to fall. Musk accused,” I heard from multiple people at TED that Gates still had half a billion short against Tesla, which is why I asked him, so it is not exactly a top-secret.”

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Elon Musk last month announced that he is purchasing Twitter (valuing 54.20 dollars per share) for 44 billion dollars. Earlier Musk was expected to put in 21 billion dollars in cash for the deal and obtain the rest as a loan against his Tesla shares, but now he has managed to secure 7.1 billion dollars from investors being a part of this deal.

Elon Musk has claimed that he plans to make Twitter better by adding more features, and by making algorithms open source. He wants to bring features to allow people to edit their tweets and wants to encourage “free speech”.

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Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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