The Kremlin doubted that Musk will be able to return freedom of speech to Twitter

The presidential press secretary expressed doubt that “a full-length, free palette of different points of view” is possible in Western social networks. Previously, Elon Musk bought Twitter, promising to return freedom of speech to it u003d “The Kremlin doubted that Musk could return freedom of speech to Twitter” />

The founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, may not be allowed to make Twitter free from censorship, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

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According to him, it is worth considering that Twitter— a global company that has “global circulation and use”.

“We have already heard official voices from Europe that they will not allow absolute freedom there. Therefore, in general, the question is whether a truly full-length, free palette of different points of view is now possible in Western social networks. We doubt, — said the press secretary (quote from RIA Novosti).

He said that the attitude of the Russian authorities towards Twitter is based on his actions— “censorship, selective reprisals, distortion and manipulation of information.” “Therefore, let's see what will happen under the new owner,” — said Peskov.

Elon Musk, an active Twitter user, bought 9.2% of the company at the end of March, becoming one of the largest shareholders. However, he later said that, having invested in the social network, he realized that in its current form, Twitter would not thrive and “serve free speech.” According to Musk, the resource should be transformed into a private company.

In this regard, the businessman decided to completely redeem Twitter. The agreement was entered into on April 25 for a $44 billion deal. It is expected to close in 2022, subject to shareholder approval and regulatory approvals.

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Commenting on the deal, Musk called Twitter a “digital town square” where the vital issues of the future of humanity are discussed, and promised to unleash the “incredible potential” social network. However, the Russian authorities have expressed doubt that Twitter will again become “democratic”. According to Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of the Russian Security Council, now the “rules of life” Social networks are determined not only by the owners, but also by the “mood in the state” where they are registered. Therefore, after “repurchasing networks for gigantic money, when one owner is replaced by another, nothing will change.”

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