Elon Musk says Twitter will work to promote citizen journalism, criticizes ‘Media Elite’

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has criticized the “media elite” and claimed that increasing competition from citizen journalism will lead to a “monopoly of information” by the mainstream media. system is broken.

On Friday, Musk taken to Twitter and shared a few tweets that reflect his thoughts on the state of journalism today.

In his first post, he talked about Twitter’s goal of enhancing citizen journalism and wrote, “As Twitter pursues its goal of improving citizen journalism, the media elite will do whatever it takes to improve citizen journalism. prevent that from happening.”

Furthermore, in a follow-up tweet, he said that while “mainstream media will still thrive, increased competition from citizens will make them more accurate, as their monopoly their right to information is interrupted.”

Essentially, it seems the tech entrepreneur is implying that the need for the mainstream media to check the accuracy of information has increased with the rise of citizen journalism over the years. recently due to social media platforms.

Meanwhile, since completing his deal with Twitter, the richest man on the planet has made a series of decisions that affect the operation of Twitter, which has millions of daily active users.

Among the biggest changes Twitter is seeing is the inclusion of a new $7.99 (about Rs 650) Blue subscription per month. However, Musk’s decision to impose a blue tick fee did not go well with many people. Some advertisers have even pulled their feet from the site.

Additionally, celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg and Gigi Hadid left Twitter in the days following the acquisition.

In other news, it was report) that Twitter on Friday brought back the “official” badge to some accounts, just days after removing it, while some users reported that a new signup option for a color verification checkmark blue is gone.

The move follows a surge in fake accounts on the platform after new boss Elon Musk allowed users to pay $8 for the coveted blue checkmark formerly reserved for verified accounts. of politicians, actors and other protagonists.

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