OPINION - The Leader podcast: Elon’s Twitter takeover

Elon Musk (Alamy/PA)
Elon Musk (Alamy/PA)

Elon Musk announces ‘the bird is freed’ as he takes over Twitter.

Three top execs reportedly fired.

Could we see Twitter become the ‘X’ everything app?

The Evening Standard’s Tech Reporter Simon Hunt discusses what Elon might do next with the app, and what he wants to see.

Plus AI expert Dr Robert Elliot Smith explains why Elon has a big job on his hands to improve Twitter’s algorithm, make it more ethical and get rid of bots.

In this episode:

  • What is Elon planning for Twitter?

  • How will he make it a place for ‘healthy debate’?

  • The risk of banned users returning to the platform

  • Will users be put off using Twitter?

  • Why social media is ‘naturally polarising’

  • Musk’s conflicting aims

  • Why Twitter’s algorithms need to change

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