Elon Musk has indicated he might pull back on moderation of Twitter.
Elon Musk will need to tackle false information on Twitter, say researchers.
Elon Musk claims to champion free speech, but his plans for Twitter could stifle the free exchange of ideas.
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Elon Musk said he wants to make Twitter a platform for free speech. Here is what research shows about claims of political bias and excessive moderation.
Internet technologies have meant that the public sphere has now become digital, but what does that mean for its ownership?
Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is seen as a threat to the digital public square. International regulation is required to protect internet users’ access to democratic public spaces.
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Elon Musk has over 80 million Twitter followers, so why does he need to own the platform?
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Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter may be an indicator of the billionaire’s plans to further disrupt industries.
Elon Musk has called Twitter the world’s “digital town square.”
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Elon Musk has an idea of what ails Twitter and what needs to be done to fix it. The problem is his assumptions are wrong.
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To complete his deal, Elon Musk now needs the nod from a majority of Twitter’s shareholders and US corporate regulators.
Musk has long touted Twitter’s potential as an open and inclusive ‘town square’ for public discourse – but the reality is social media platforms were never meant to fulfil this role.
The Elon ranger.
We may be besieged by private companies in online spaces, but only up to a point.
Twitter will soon be without the benefits – and problems – of a public board of directors.
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Musk’s tweets badgering Twitter’s board raised important corporate governance questions about a board’s purpose and whether its members should own shares in the company they oversee.
Elon Musk’s moment of triumph is a moment of uncertainty for the future of one of the world’s leading social media platforms.
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Twitter, more than other social media platforms, fosters real-time discussion about events as they unfold. That could change now that Musk has gained control of the company.
A lawsuit filed on April 12 alleges that Tesla CEO Elon Musk illegally delayed disclosing his stake in Twitter so he could buy more shares at lower prices.
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Elon Musk’s attempt to take over Twitter uses free speech as the motivation, but research shows that unregulated online spaces result in increased harassment for marginalized users.
Poison pills usually work, but Elon Musk appears undeterred.
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Twitter adopted a so-called poison pill to make it much harder for Musk to take over the company.
Twitter may not be a darling of Wall Street, but it occupies a unique place in the social media landscape.
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Twitter, more than other social media platforms, fosters real-time discussion about events as they unfold. That could change if Musk gains control of the company.
Musk argues Twitter is better off in private hands – his.
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Public companies have many governance safeguards that private ones lack, such as independent oversight and transparency.
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