In a viral Tweet, Elon Musk said that he is going to delete Twitter after purchasing it, but is this Tweet a legit one? We have broken down everything here in this article.
In a recent deal with Twitter, the Tesla owner has acquired the bird app for $44 billion. As soon as the news went viral, internet users started sharing their opinion about the possible aim of Elon Musk behind this deal.
While some unhappy stars have already bid farewell to the platform, there are some users who are worried about the news of Elon’s deleting Twitter.
The news has gone viral on the internet after a screenshot revealing a Tweet has started moving across the feed on several social media platforms. The Tweet seems to be made from Elon Musk’s official Twitter account and it claims that Elon Musk is going to delete Twitter after purchasing it.
Following this, users have started speculating and they are worried about the extinction of Twitter. So, is Elon Musk really going to delete Twitter? Here is everything you need to know.
Is The Tweet Of Elon Musk Saying He Is Going To Delete Twitter Legit?
On the 26th of April, several Twitter users have come across a Tweet that reads: “Now I’m going to buy Twitter and delete it haha.”
The screenshot of this Tweet is now making rounds all over the internet and users think their favorite bird app is going to be removed now. According to the screenshot this Tweet was made on April 25, the day when Twitter’s deal was finalized.
Several users have an opinion that this Tweet is made by the Tesla’s owner himself but upon going through Elon Musk’s timeline we were not able to spot any such Tweet. So, one thing is confirmed this Tweet is not made by Elon Musk. This screenshot is not a legit one.
Without looking into the depth of this Tweet, several users have rushed to Twitter to find out if this Tweet was real. One user wrote, “I heard @elonmusk is going to delete Twitter and that FB is next?! Is this true or is someone making up stories? Just curious.”
Is Elon Musk Deleting Twitter After Purchasing It?
So, for now, it is confirmed that Elon has no any plans to delete Twitter. Before putting the deal to purchase Twitter, Elon Musk shared his idea of purchasing Twitter. He also Tweeted that his aim is to build a platform that would be dedicated to free speech. He wrote, “Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy. What should be done?”
Following this Tweet, users have a perception that Elon might delete the current Twitter platform to come up with another platform that would be dedicated to free speech.
However, Elon Musk has not confirmed any such claim so far. He only has talked about changing some features of Twitter. Talking about the bird app’s future, Elon Musk wrote, ‘Twitter is going to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy.”
He further added, “Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it”.
So, Elon Musk is not going to delete Twitter, rather he is eyeing making some changes to the platform to make it the only social media handle for free speech.
The Final Words
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