Elon Musk chief executive of Electric car maker Tesla, says he is “seriously considering” a new social media platform.
According to the British news agency Reuters, Elon Musk expressed his intention in response to a Twitter user on Saturday, when asked if he had set up a social media platform that promotes freedom of expression with an open algorithm. Will do where propaganda is minimal.
Elon Musk, who is also an active Twitter user, has been critical of the policies of social media platforms.He says Twitter is not upholding democratic values because of its failure to ensure freedom of expression.
Elon Musk’s tweet came a day after he asked users in a Twitter poll, “Is Twitter upholding the principles of freedom of expression?” In response, 70% of the respondents said no.
“The outcome of this poll will be important, so vote carefully,” he wrote at the start of the poll.
According to Reuters, if Elon Musk introduces a new social media platform, he will be included in the list of companies that present themselves as champions of freedom of expression.
Musk’s move will draw the attention of users who believe that Twitter, Meta (Facebook’s parent company) and Google suppress their views.