Co-Founder Doubts Elon Musk as Suitable Owner of Twitter

Elon Musk ‘doesn’t seem like’ right person to own Twitter, says co-founder

The co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams, recently made some comments about the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, and his involvement with the social media platform. According to Williams, Musk “doesn’t seem like” the right person to own Twitter.

The comments came in response to a question posed by The New York Times about whether Musk would be a good fit as the potential owner of the microblogging platform. Williams, who is now the chief executive of the publishing website Medium, said that while he was “all for” people owning Twitter, Musk “doesn’t seem like the right person.”

While Williams didn’t elaborate on exactly why he thought Musk was not a suitable owner of Twitter, he did say that he valued free speech and open discourse above most other considerations. Twitter has recently come under scrutiny for its slow response to hate speech, harassment and other forms of abuse that occur on the platform.

Musk has had his own issues with the platform. Last month, he shared a tweet that violated Twitter’s rules about making manipulative claims about the stock market. Musk was eventually forced to take down the tweet and pay a fine of $20 million.

It remains to be seen if Musk will be interested in taking over Twitter, but he will certainly face a lot of scrutiny from Williams and other stakeholders if he does.

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