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Elon Musk Answers The Question, Why He Chose Twitter

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Elon Musk had a thought provoking question about one of the hottest social media apps in the world, and even of the one he is purchasing.

“Is TikTok destroying civilization? Some people think so,” he said in a tweet.

“Or perhaps social media in general,” he said.

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He went on to explain why he chose to purchase Twitter and not TikTok or another platform.

“To answer the question: Why Twitter?” he said.

“This is where the writers are, Of past, Present, And Future,” he said.

This week he had an “all hands” call with thousands of the company’s employees and the call was leaked to Project Veritas.

During the call, he said his political views were “moderate, but stressed that the far right and left should have the freedom to post on Twitter.

“I think an important goal for Twitter would be to try to include as, as much of the country, as much of the world as possible,” he said.

He said he is also not concerned about the title of CEO but wants to be the man who changes Twitter.

“I think it’s essential to have free speech,” he said.

Employees asked him what that meant for tweets about animal abuse, sexual content, and generally hateful or offensive messages.

“I think there’s also, there’s freedom of speech and freedom of reach, so I think people should be allowed to say…pretty outrageous things that are within the balance, the law, but, but then they don’t, you know, get amplified.”

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“I think the potential is there for Twitter to have … to be accessible to an order of magnitude more people,” he said. “Let’s say the far-left 10 percent and the far-right 10 percent were equally upset on Twitter, then that would probably be a good outcome.”

He said Twitter should meet a “standard” that would have Twitter users “very entertained and informed” and not simply employing policies to “not offend” certain people.

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His political views may be moderate, but this week he voted for a Republican for what he said was the first time.

“I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican. Massive red wave in 2022,” he said.

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“Welcome to the Republican Party! We welcome all walk aways from all walks of life. The party of opportunity, prosperity, and freedom is here to stay. We look forward to working together and building a better future for all of America,” the new Congresswoman responded.

“Elon, is this the first time that has happened with you where you’re receiving massive amounts of hate by the top Democrat leaders (Biden, Sanders, AOC, Warren, etc)? Cause when Obama was running the office he used to support the work Tesla & SpaceX were doing,” a twitter user said to the CEO to which he replied “Yes.”

Another questioned if Musk would vote for a Republican president in 2024 to which he responded “TBD” (to be determined).

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“First and foremost I thank God for the blessing of the opportunity to serve the people of Texas’ 34th Congressional District,” Flores told Fox News Digital in a statement. “I am also grateful to my family for their unwavering love and support throughout this campaign, and to the voters of South Texas for entrusting me to represent them in Washington. I look forward to standing strong for our conservative values of faith, family, and freedom and to earning the opportunity to serve our community further in the months to come,” the new Congresswoman said.

Fox News reported.

Flores, who had 51% of the vote to Democratic candidate Dan Sanchez’ 43% when The Associated Press called the race, will become the first Mexican-born congresswoman to serve in the House. Her family moved to the United States when she was 6 years old.

Flores will finish out the remainder of Vela’s term, which expires in January, and Republicans were eager to win the seat and gain new ground in the Lone Star state to represent the district that spans east of San Antonio with parts along the coast to Brownsville. As currently drawn, the 34th Congressional District will essentially be dissolved later this year after a newly redrawn map favoring current 15th Congressional District Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, the Democratic nominee for November’s general election to represent the 34th District, was constructed…

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