Twitter’s new sheriff is on the warpath.
World’s richest man Elon Musk hit the red carpet Monday night for the Met Gala, where he was asked about his recent Twitter purchase and plans for the future of the platform. Musk is promising a better, more inclusive user experience.
“Well, I mean, the goal that I have, should everything come to fruition with Twitter, is to have a service that is broadly — is as broadly inclusive as possible where ideally most of America is on it and talking!” Musk told the Associated Press.
“I think just generally, the — I’m looking for something that’s like I said as broadly inclusive as possible, that’s as trusted as possible as a system, and I hope we are successful in that regard,” he continued.
“I’ve also vowed this publicly that we have to get rid of the bots, trolls, scams, and everything. That’s obviously diminishing the user experience and we don’t want people to get tricked out of their money and that kind of thing,” Musk added, concluding, “I’m on the warpath! If somebody is operating a bot and troll army then I’m definitely their enemy!”
Musk shared a message Tuesday morning on Twitter, replying to a friend’s tweet of support:
“They will say anything to shift support away from me. Think of it as information war, not normal dialogue.”
They will say anything to shift support away from me. Think of it as information war, not normal dialogue.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2022