Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stepped on the red carpet in a black tuxedo at the annual Met Gala in New York on Monday, his first public appearance since a contentious hostile takeover of social media giant Twitter. The billionaire tech tycoon revealed his Twitter plans and admitted that he is not immune to some of the negative comments made about him in the media and on the internet.
“Well, it does get to me sometimes,” he laughed. “I mean, I’m not like, you know – I do have feelings.” “I’m not a robot.”
However, he adds that he tries to “take these things with a grain of salt,” particularly when it comes to online trolls.
Mr. Musk stated that his intentions are frequently misconstrued as something other than working for the greater good.
“The road to hell is said to be paved with great intent, but I believe it is paved with bad intentions the majority of the time.” But every now and then, there’s a good intention in there somewhere, and hopefully, my good intentions don’t pave the road to hell “He stated.
He also stated that a new sheriff will be appointed to protect the platform from bots, trolls, and scams.
The user experience is clearly suffering as a result of this. And we don’t want people to be duped out of their money or anything like that. So, I’m definitely on the offensive, and if someone is running a bot and troll army, I’m definitely their adversary “Mr. Musk stated.
On how he intends to improve the user experience and his vision for the social media site in the future, he stated that he wants it to be “as broadly inclusive as possible.”
If, you know, everything with Twitter comes to fruition, my goal is to have a service that is as broadly broad as possible, where ideally, most of America is on it and talking “He stated.
On Tuesday, he stated that Twitter will always be free for casual users but may charge a small fee for commercial and government users as he attempts to expand the social media product’s reach from “niche” to most Americans.
“Twitter will always be free for casual users,” Musk said in a tweet. “However, there may be a small charge for commercial/government users.”
Musk also stated earlier this week, at the annual Met Gala in New York on Monday, that he would make Twitter clear about how tweets are promoted or demoted, and that he wanted it’s software to be available publicly for critique.