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這是全美媒體交易史上最大的一筆， 也說明富人在富可敵國之後， 要進軍媒體來顯示他們在社會上之重要地位。
馬斯克高舉絕對言論自由之主張 ，可能是重寫美國新聞自由之新頁 ，當川普被推特撤銷賬號時， 因為他的言論過份宣染和煽動， 如果馬斯克能撒除禁令， 讓前總統重返推特 將是件大事， 不過川普表示他無意重返推特發聲。
這位財大氣粗的富豪新貴， 出生在南非， 在加拿大長大後來歸化為美國人， 目前他是全球電動車老大 ，還主持上天空計劃及人造衛星等巨大企業，如今更跨足媒體 ，尤其是社群媒體更使他無處不在。
老實說 ，今天的美國其財富及政経關係是操縦在極少數人心中， 馬斯克就是非常明顯之例子， 他因富可敵國 ，呼風喚雨 ，操作輿論， 是禍是福 ，實在難予預測。
Money Can Buy Media Power
Elon Musk spent $44 billion dollars to buy Twitter. He has said he wants to take the company private and promote more free speech on the platform.
Musk’s Tesla shareholders who don’t get to vote on the Twitter acquisition appear to not agree on Musk’s acquisition. They are more concerned that he is using Tesla as collateral for bank loans and worried about the risk that overseeing Twitter could distract him from the auto business.
To be honest, today America’s wealth and political power are in a very few people’s hands. Musk is a very obvious example. Because he is extremely rich, he can buy anything he wants, including the media business.
Musk said he really wants freedom of speech for everyone, but when the poor people are in the struggle, what does free speech mean for them?
We are so worried that the world will still be in a few people’s hands. Some politicians need to listen to them because they have many big donors behind them.
Musk was born in South Africa, grew up in Canada and later became a U. S. citizen. His success story and his big venture into the media business could be a challenge for the world in many ways.
We all hope that Twitter can be improved and continue to serve our society for the cause of good.