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Elon Musk wants Twitter’s algorithm to be public. It’s not that simple.

By Reed Albergotti

16 Apr 2022 · 6 min read

Elon Musk says his hostile takeover bid for Twitter is all about free speech.

The Tesla chief executive has tweeted multiple polls to his roughly 80 million Twitter followers on the topic, and he said at a conference this week that he believes the social media company is a town square that can promote global peace, as long as there is limited policing.

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