TWITTER CEO Elon Musk criticized “the media elite” and said increased competition from citizen journalism will lead to the disruption of mainstream media’s “information oligopoly”.
On Friday, Musk took to Twitter and shared a few tweets reflecting his thoughts on the current state of journalism.
In the first, he spoke about Twitter’s goal of elevating citizen journalism and wrote, “As Twitter pursues the goal of elevating citizen journalism, the media elite will do anything to prevent this from happening. occur.”
Furthermore, in a later tweet, he said that while “mainstream media will continue to thrive, but increased competition from citizens will cause them to be more accurate as their news oligopoly is disrupted.”
Basically, it seems the tech entrepreneur wanted to imply that the mainstream media’s need to verify the accuracy of news has increased as there has been an increase in citizen journalism in recent years due to social media platforms.
Meanwhile, since the Twitter deal was struck, the richest man on the planet has made a series of decisions impacting the operation of Twitter, which has millions of daily active users.
One of the biggest changes seen by Twitter is the inclusion of the new Blue subscription at $7.99 per month. However, Musk’s decision to implement the blue tick fee didn’t sit well with many. Even some advertisers have taken their leg off the site.
Additionally, celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg and Gigi Hadid left Twitter in the days following its acquisition.
Later, in the latest chapter of Twitter’s blue tick saga, the microblogging site appears to have made its $7.99 Twitter Blue subscription service unavailable, according to reports.
Twitter launched this service for its iOS users which enabled them to get the blue verification check mark on their profiles. According to Mashable, the option that was previously available in the sidebar of Twitter’s iOS app is now not showing.