Gene Simmons Gives Elon Musk Important Advice After His Twitter Purchase

KISS bassist Gene Simmons recently took his official Twitter account to give a piece of advice to Elon Musk, who reached a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

Twitter announced last Monday that they agreed to sell the company to Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a roughly $44 billion deal. Thus, the platform will become a private company from now on. In early April, it was first announced that Musk had acquired a 9 percent stake in Twitter, making him one of its largest shareholders. Since then, Musk and the company have had discussions over the platform’s future.

Musk had complained about Twitter’s regulation policy for hindering free speech. It remains unclear how much influence Musk can have on content moderation. His acquisition of Twitter stirred a debate in the United States about freedom of speech and the role of social media platforms in regulating information.

Many conservatives in the US expect the social media platform to be less-regulated in the coming days. On the other hand, some others worry that his desire for free speech on the platform may spread misinformation, hate speech, or other harmful content. Twitter will undoubtedly enter into a new era.

In his recent Twitter post, Gene Simmons reacted to the news of Elon Musk’s acquisition of the social media platform and said that his limits on free speech would be very significant at this point. For the bassist, free speech shouldn’t include ‘hate speech’ and ‘factual misinformation.’

He wished good luck to Musk on his future moderation of the platform. Under his post, a Twitter user wrote that free speech should include all of it or none of it, so there is no midpoint. Simmons replied to him by saying that people don’t have the right to act in the way they want, so there should definitely be some limits on that.

Gene Simmons’ reaction to Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase:

“Fantastic news, at the outset. Elon Musk is now the proud owner of Twitter. Free speech is important. But, hate speech and factual misinformation (lies) should not be part of free speech, in my humble opinion. Good luck to Elon.”

A Twitter user’s reply to him:

“Free speech = it’s either all of it or none of it.

Simmons wrote in his response:

“Wookie, you’re talking out of your ass. You do not have the right to stand up in a movie theater and yell fire just because you feel like it. That’s incitement to riot. You know that, right?”

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