Contrary to what one might have thought, Bill Gates does not seem to have a clear opinion about the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk. Asked about the subject, he indeed replied that it could be worse as it could be better. He also said he didn’t blame his counterpart for tackling him on the platform.
This is certainly the biggest news of recent days: Elon Musk has bought Twitter. Necessarily, the controversial reputation of the billionaire has led to reactions that are passionate to say the least: on the one hand his loyal followers defend his vision, on the other his detractors fear the trivialization of hate speech.
And Bill Gates in all this? The billionaire, who has gradually withdrawn from the tech world in recent years, continues to have strong opinions on the subject. We remember in particular his shock stance against Bitcoin in 2021, when he said loud and clear that digital currency is a catastrophe for the climate.
Bill Gates says Elon Musk could make Twitter worse
However, we do not find such vehemence in his remarks concerning the takeover of Twitter. To tell the truth, it almost seems that he has very little opinion on the matter. Asked about the subject, Bill Gates simply replied: “I think it is possible that Twitter is worse, but it could also be better”. And that’s about it.
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‘I guess it’s possible Twitter could be worse, but it also could be better.’
When reminded that Elon Musk attacked him frontally on the social network just a few days ago, he replies that he does not particularly need to “be nice” to him. That’s settled. In fact, Bill Gates is a privileged target of anti-vaccines, who have expressed themselves in a very virulent way towards him since his considerable investments in research against Covid-19.
“In a way, you almost have to laugh because it’s so crazy,” he comments. Finally, the billionaire allows himself a slight discreet tackle towards his counterparts, emphasizing that the space race is not one of these objectives. Instead, he prefers to “eradicate polio, then get back into the fight against malaria,” he says.
Twitter has created a new help center page that explains everything about the Twitter Circle. It’s not the same as Twitter Communities, and it’s not the same as having a secure account. Twitter Circle can be described as the equivalent of a “Close Friends” list on social media. When you tweet to your Circle, only those added to it will be able to see and reply to your tweets.