Let’s keep things simple and clear. There are no free speech platforms on Apple or Google. Apple rules. Google rules. Their rules do not permit free speech. PERIOD!
Additionally, Apple and Google are surveillance platforms that require “social media” apps to do surveillance.
No free speech. No privacy.
If you decide to borrow money and need to generate a lot of cash flow to amortize your debt, it is highly unlikely subscription income will be sufficient. Solvency requires that advertisers are appeased. Advertisers are brands. Brand management. Brand identity is crucial. That is not unique to today’s cancel culture. The history of our media whether it is radio or television or now the digital world; if you rely upon sponsors, advertisers; then that money is conditional.
So who is Elon Musk accountable to. Apple. Google. Lenders. Advertisers. It does not matter how much money he has. He bends to their rules. As is now evident.
When will you know that Elon Musk is actually committed to free speech. When he pays off the debt with his own significant capital. When he removes Twitter from Apple and Google app stores. And migrates the operating environment of Twitter’s infrastructure from big tech.
I think anyone who expected anything different is an idiot! Wake up! Stop looking for saviors!