ELON Musk “will find it easier to land a rocket on Mars than change Twitter,” President Donald Trump’s former aide has told The Sun.
“Anyone who supports free speech should be cheering on Elon Musk, but I think what he’s going to find is the complexity and real challenge comes not from the issue of technology, but trying to change the political discriminating,” Miller told The Sun.
“It will be easier for Musk to land a rocket on Mars than change the political nature of Twitter.”
Miller admitted that Musk is “the greatest innovator we’ve seen of our lifetime,” but insisted that he will have issues making Twitter a free speech platform.
Following his huge purchase, Musk said: “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”
However, Miller said: “Twitter picks the winners and losers in the free speech debate. It’s not a matter of swapping out the CEO or marketing director, or even mid-level staffers.
“To truly fix the culture of Twitter you have to strip it down – remove the moderators, engineers, and coders who created the algorithms and policies.”
Miller insisted that the way that Twitter would “truly reclaim its free speech footing” would be if they “allowed President Trump back on the platform.”
“Anything short shows that they have not changed,” he added.
However, Miller added that he does not think the 45th president will return back.
“President Trump realizes there is not fixing Twitter – it’s the entire culture, Twitter is truly rotten to the core,” he said.
Trump confirmed that he would not be returning to Twitter on Monday in an interview with Fox News.
“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump told the outlet.
“I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH.”
Despite not being able to change the culture, Miller insisted that “Musk will be successful – I imagine he will come up with great, exciting new features.
“But that’s not why Twitter stock prices have tanked – the reason is that people are becoming fed up with the political censoring that’s happening on the platform,” he said.
“I think that Twitter this is going to be a long tough campaign for Elon Musk – the easy part might be seizing control, but the difficult part will be enacting substance of change,” Miller concluded.
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