Elon Muskwho offered him $44 billion Twitter Recently accepted, he tweeted on his new platform a meme about polarization in America Policy On Thursday, indicating that his views have not changed but that the left has become more extreme.
The meme illustrates his shift from center-left in 2008 to center-right in 2021 along the political spectrum in the United States.
In Mim Musk’s tweet, the center and right have remained static, while the political left continues to move away from the center over the years.
Twitter’s board approved Tesla’s CEO’s $44 billion takeover offer earlier this week, but shareholders and regulators still need to think before closing the deal.
musk Described himself in 2018 As a “registered independent” and a “political moderate,” he said that did not mean he was a moderate on all issues.
Describing his motivations for buying Twitter, Musk said he believes “it has the potential to be a platform for freedom of expression around the world.”
“In order for Twitter to deserve the public’s trust, it must be politically neutral, which in practice means disturbing the far right and the far left in equal measure,” Musk wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
However, Musk provoked the ire of many top Democrats by acquiring Twitter.
Democratic Senator Ed Markey tweeted that Musk and other billionaires “now have a dangerous influence on the internet’s most powerful platforms” and “can’t be trusted.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, called the purchase “dangerous to our democracy.”
“Billionaires like Elon Musk play by a different set of rules than anyone else, accumulating power for their own gain,” Warren tweeted. “We need a wealth tax and strong rules to hold the big tech companies to account.”
Musk, who has more than 88 million followers on Twitter, has focused on freedom of expression as one of his main motivations.
“Freedom of speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital city arena where matters vital to the future of humanity are discussed,” Musk said after the purchase.