Will Elon Musk build a decentralized social media platform?

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was on the agenda again on Twitter. The agenda this time is a new social media platform. Musk, who has been criticizing social media platforms for a while, thinks that these platforms should be ad-free and neutral. Expressing this on Twitter many times, a user asked Elon Musk, tagging Musk, "Wouldn't you consider opening a social media platform?" she asked.

Would you consider building a new social media platform, @elonmusk? One that would consist an open source algorithm, one where free speech and adhering to free speech is given top priority, one where propaganda is very minimal. I think that kind of a platform is needed.

— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) March 26, 2022

“Would you consider establishing an open-source platform where everyone can speak freely, with little propaganda?” Asked by Elon Musk, “I have serious thoughts on this.” replied in the form.

Afterwards, Musk said, “Freedom of expression is essential for a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter adheres strictly to this principle? As a result of voting, more than 70% Twitter users chose that there is no freedom of expression on Twitter.

Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy.

Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2022

Stating that he will take the results of the voting seriously, Musk wanted everyone to give a serious answer. After the voting, the users were asked again, “Is a new platform necessary?” she asked. The comments were mostly “Yes, we want a platform where we can write more freely.” was in shape.

Users who argue that there is always a party on centralized platforms think that a decentralized platform will be more functional. There are already some decentralized social media platforms. However, none of them have as high a user count as Twitter.

Some of the decentralized social media platforms are; Mastodon, Diaspora, Misskey, Friendica, Pleroma and Twister.

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