Elon Musk TED Talk Highlights: Twitter Free Speech, Algorithm Manipulation & Plan B

Speaking Thursday at "TED2022: A New Era," in Vancouver, Canada, Elon Musk addressed questions relating to his hostile takeover ambitions

"Twitter has become kind of the de facto town square, so it's really important that people have both the reality and the perception that they're able to speak freely...so there's no sort of behind-the-scenes manipulation, either algorithmically or manually," Musk told the TED Talk host. “My strong intuitive sense is that having a public platform that is maximally trusted & broadly inclusive is extremely important to the future of civilization. I don’t care about the economics at all.

Mark Cuban addressed Musk's business plan

has rejected Musk's $54.20 offer. "So left wing blue check marks on @twitter are now being protected by a Saudi prince who doesn’t like @elonmusk because he makes electric cars, which undercut the power of Saudi Arabian oil," OutKick founder Clay Travis noted. As expected, panic has set in for the blue checkmarks

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Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America. Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league. Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.