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How will Twitter be in under Elon Musk? Here's what experts say

Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter has sparked a frenzy among experts with regard to how the platform will operate under the new billionaire owner. Asianet Newsable spoke to industry experts to understand how the new 'privatised' Twitter will function.

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Bengaluru, First Published Apr 26, 2022, 4:42 PM IST

Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter has sparked a frenzy among experts with regard to how the platform will operate under the new billionaire owner. Asianet Newsable spoke to industry experts to understand how the new 'privatised' Twitter will function.

Mohandas Pai,
IT industry veteran and chairman of Manipal Group

"Twitter will be more open and democratic. It will not shut out people unnecessarily or based on ideology. It will promote free speech instead of leftist ideological speech. That is the hope. For example, why should former president Trump be shut out? People are entitled to hear his views and why should some people get promoted. I think this platform will be more open and democratic. Today there is a problem with Twitter, as there is a lot of censorship taking place and it is one-sided and based on ideology promoting leftist views. That must stop and Twitter must become an open platform and that is the expectation of everybody."

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Nanda Kishore
Founder, Technisanct

"I assess the present Twitter takeover from a technical viewpoint. Elon Musk is known for his technological advancements. Twitter, feature-wise as well as platform wise, would need a huge transformation. As an organization, Twitter also may need to keep the momentum with users engaging each other. Elon Musk may focus on bringing the concepts of Web3 to the existing Twitter platform. 

The major discussion is on moderation which needs drastic change. In the context of India, the Twitter platform has become highly political and extreme discussions are happening. We need Twitter to take immediate action on content that could cause public unrest. Considering the aspect of fake news, fake stories and fake accounts that are used for bot activities need to have immediate action. With these immediate actions, Twitter can become a better place under Musk. We will have to wait and see whether most of his Twitter activism are just theory or will those become practical."

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Bhaskar Chavda
Founder and CEO Myofficecabs

"Elon Musk is the most futuristic business leader -- from revolutionizing electric vehicles to outer space travel. His buying of Twitter shows how important social media is in our present life, even more important compared to Electric Vehicles and outer space travel. Twitter will change totally. All the moderation that it was doing will go away. Which will mean that it will become the most democratic platform and so other social media platforms will change. It will change how the world interacts with each other.

The entire world will become one big democracy. Human beings will become one, beyond the boundaries of countries. political leaders across the world will have to think of a different approach, the world is about to change. This will definitely lead us to a better world."

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Prashanth Prakash
Chairperson, State Vision Group for Startups

"I am of the strong opinion that the media should be unbiased and social media is no different. It is important that globally social media continues to remain free and unbiased and stay as people's platform. This is what I want to have (Twitter) and for that, we have to wait and watch. For any media platform to work over a period of time, it has to be commercially viable. So he may give it a longer gestation period. I think it will be a reinvention of Twitter as per my understanding."

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