Aidan Regan: Why the takeover of the digital town hall by the richest man on the planet is a bad idea
Despite his claims, Elon Musk has no idea how to promote free speech online while maintaining the values of liberal democracy
This article was first published in May, and has been re-published as Twitter begins cutting its Irish staff, with new owner Elon Musk initiating mass staff lay-offs.
If we care about the future of democracy in contemporary digital capitalism we need to urgently address the following questions: who should set the rules of free expression and online debate within internet platforms? Who should decide what is hate speech and what is free speech? And what ...