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After a long and drawn-out legal process, Tesla Co-Founder and Space X CEO Elon Musk is now the owner of Twitter. Unsurprisingly, Musk started out his tenure with a bang — firing top Twitter executives on his first day at the helm.

He is draining the swamp that is Twitter’s executive apparatus, and the world is all the better for it. Things at Twitter are changing and at least right now, those changes are good.

One might have expected Musk to rest after such an extraordinary accomplishment. After all, Twitter executives have only done damage to free speech, banning a sitting US President from their platform. But ever the trailblazer, Musk did no such thing. This Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Elon Musk is having Tesla engineers review Twitter’s code — locking out Twitter engineers as he lets this happen.

“Elon Musk asked engineers from Tesla Inc., the electric-car maker he runs, to meet with product leaders at Twitter Inc., moving swiftly to make a mark on the company he’s about to take private, according to people familiar with the matter.” Bloomberg reports.


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Bloomberg adds that “Twitter’s engineers can no longer make changes to code as of noon in San Francisco, the people said. That’s part of an effort to ensure that nothing about the product changes ahead of the deal closing, said the people, who declined to be named because the process isn’t public. Twitter enacted a similar freeze when the deal was first announced in April,”

This is a big moment in Twitter’s history. While we await the results of the Tesla team’s findings, one thing is sure — Twitter is changing, and we have every reason to look forward to these changes. Musk is a forward-thinking independent who sees the value in the MAGA Republican movement — voting for GOP candidate Mayra Flores in 2022 for example.

Free speech and free and fair social media platforms are very important to the future of our democracy heading into the Midterms and beyond. After all, Twitter censored a story that very well may have directly affected the outcome of the Presidential election.

America and the rest of the world deserve a free speech icon at the helm of Twitter — and that man is Elon Musk.