OPINION - The Leader podcast: What Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover could mean

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Elon Musk has reached an agreement to buy Twitter for £34.5 billion (Patrick Pleul/Pool Photo via AP) (AP)
Elon Musk has reached an agreement to buy Twitter for £34.5 billion (Patrick Pleul/Pool Photo via AP) (AP)

Twitter has a new boss… none other than the richest man on the planet, Elon Musk.

It’s been on the cards for a while now but with the $44 billion takeover confirmed, it has many concerned about the ethical issues involved with a man of Musks’ power owning such an influential platform.

Also, there are worries about the Tesla and SpaceX founder being a self proclaimed ‘free speech absolutist’ and what that could mean moving forward.

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Could we see the likes of Donald Trump allowed back into the Twittersphere? How will users react to all this?

Professor Charlie Beckett, Director of Polis, the independent journalism think tank at the London School of Economics explains what the future of Twitter could look like.

You can find The Leader podcast on the above player or wherever you stream your podcasts.

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