In his first public look after a controversial hostile takeover of social media big Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk on Monday walked the crimson carpet in a black tuxedo on the annual Met Gala in New York along with his mom as his date. The billionaire tech tycoon revealed his plans for Twitter and admitted that he isn’t utterly proof against among the unfavorable feedback stated about him by his detractors each within the media and on the web.
“Nicely, it does get to me generally, I imply, I am not like, – I do have emotions,” he stated with fun. “I am not an android.”
However he additionally says he tries to “take this stuff with a grain of salt,” particularly on the subject of on-line trolls.
Mr Musk advised that his intentions are sometimes maligned as one thing aside from working towards the larger good.
“They are saying the highway to hell is paved with good intentions, however I feel it is principally paved with dangerous intentions. However each once in a while, there is a good intention in there and hopefully, my good intentions don’t pave the highway to hell,” he stated.
He additionally reiterated there will probably be a brand new sheriff on the town defending the platform from bots, trolls, and scams.
“That is clearly diminishing the person expertise. And we do not need individuals getting tricked out of their cash and that sort of factor. So, I am positively on the warpath, so if any person is working a bot and troll military, then I am positively their enemy,” Mr Musk stated.
On how he plans to enhance the person expertise and his imaginative and prescient of what the social media web site would seem like sooner or later, he stated he needs it to be “as broadly inclusive as attainable”.
“The purpose that I’ve ought to that, , every little thing come to fruition with Twitter is to have a service that’s broadly, as broadly inclusive as attainable, the place ideally, most of America is on it and speaking,” he stated.
He had on Tuesday stated Twitter will all the time be free for informal customers however could cost a slight payment for business and authorities customers, as he tries to spice up the social media platform’s attain from “area of interest” to most People.
“Twitter will all the time be free for informal customers, however perhaps a slight value for business/authorities customers,” Mr Musk stated in a tweet.
Earlier this week on the annual Met Gala in New York on Monday, Musk additionally stated he would make Twitter clear about how tweets are promoted or demoted and needed its software program to be publicly out there for critique.