Musk wants a ‘reasonable exchange of ideas’ on Twitter

  • Joe Rogan hailed Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter in his latest podcast with comedian Bridget Phetasy.
  • He said Musk wanted to bring back a “reasonable exchange of ideas” and thought “it was important”.
  • Musk completed the $44 billion deal on Thursday, after trying to walk away from the takeover.

Joe Rogan has praised Elon Musk for wanting to bring a “reasonable exchange of ideas” back to Twitter as the billionaire became the new owner of the social media network on Thursday.

In his latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, he chats with writer and comedian Bridget Phetasy about Musk’s $44 billion deal.

“Elon took over Twitter today, like we were living in a simulation,” Phetasy said. “That crazy bastard did it,” she added, calling her stunt of walking into Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters with a sink a “dad joke.”

Rogan said it was important that Musk wanted to restore a “reasonable exchange of ideas” on Twitter, and especially coming from someone who is “so rich” and has been “on the left most of his life” .

“I think we have a real problem with the discourse on Twitter,” he said. “What some would like to do is silence those who have opposing views, and then you get all these positive comments from all the people who agree with you.”

The podcast host said there are “so many people” who should be allowed back on Twitter, like Megan Murphy, who was banned for life for misinterpreting and naming trans women.

Musk called himself a “free speech absolutist” and said he would reverse the bans for life. However, he tweeted the day after the acquisition that he was creating a “content moderation board” for Twitter.

Twitter advertisers have also weighed in on fears that Donald Trump’s account could be reinstated. Tesla’s competitor, General Motors, has reportedly suspended its advertising.

Some politicians have also praised Musk’s ownership. Texas Senator Ted Cruz told Fox News, “I think Elon Musk buying Twitter is one of the most important developments for free speech in modern times.”

However, Lebron James said he didn’t care “who owns Twitter” but hoped Musk would take hate speech seriously after reports that use of the N-word had increased.

Musk also said he would “dig” into shadowbans in response to a Tweeter by right-wing commentator Catturd, who claimed to have suffered this fate. The anonymous account is a strong supporter of Trump’s voter fraud allegations.

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