Elon Musk richest

Money makes money and these 10 people have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT! Image via @elonrmusk/Instagram

Possible changes Elon Musk will be making after buying Twitter

From the edit button to Donald Trump’s ban. Here are some of the things that could change with Elon Musk as the new Twitter boss.

Elon Musk richest

Money makes money and these 10 people have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT! Image via @elonrmusk/Instagram

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has struck a deal to buy Twitter with a promise to make some bold changes.

The world’s richest man reached a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion (R690 billion), giving him control of a social network with more than 200 million users.

Having hinted at user-friendly tweaks to the service months before acquiring it, these are some of the changes one could expect to see moving forward…

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Musk is one of the people who has criticised Twitter for regulating posts that it deems hateful or classifies as misinformation.

Following his acquisition of the company, the billionaire who describes himself as a “free speech absolutist” took to the platform to advance the idea of free speech.

“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter because that is what free speech means.”

Shortly after that, Musk posted a statement that spoke to the importance of free speech.

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”


In light of Musk’s endorsement of free speech, a burning question on many people’s minds is whether or not former US President Donald Trump will be unbanned from the app.

Trump was permanently banned shortly after the Capitol riot in January 2021. The company cited his repeated violations of the company’s rules and the risk of “further incitement of violence” as the reasons behind the ban.

However, Trump has no desire to return to Twitter. Speaking on FOX News, he said he will be formally joining TRUTH, which is his own social media site.

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After years of pleading with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey to introduce the edit button, tweeps might just have their needs met. In the wake of his emergence as a 9.2% shareholder in Twitter on 5 April, Musk flagged the possibility of introducing the edit button.

Currently, it is only Twitter Blue subscribers who have the ability to undo a tweet posted in haste.

Another thing Musk believes in is that Twitter users should be able to see if their posts have been downgraded or promoted so that there is no manipulation.

Likewise, Musk wants to put an end to “spambots” that send overwhelming amounts of unwanted tweets, and also verify every user.

“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.”