‘People get money oh, legitimate money’ – Sam George tweets about Elon Musk-Twitter deal

MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Nartey George, expressed his awe, about the fortunes of American billionaire, Elon Musk.

In a Tweet on Monday, Sam George suggested that Elon Musk could have settled the debts of Ghana, in exchange for the position of NPP’s stalwart, Gabby Otchere-Darko.

“Elon Musk could have simply paid off Ghana’s national debt and we give him @GabbyDarko‘s position. Herh! People get money oh, legitimate money!”, he tweeted.

Mr. Otchere-Darko is perceived in the governing NPP circles as the shadow Prime Minister, dur to his close relations with President Akufo-Addo.

The NDC lawmaker made this comment in reaction to Twitter’s decision to sell off the company to Elon Musk in a deal valued around $44 billion dollars.

The board of Twitter on Monday agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from Elon Musk.

Since then, users on the social media platform have shared their expectations of what Twitter would become with Elon Musk.

Already Elon Musk has called for a series of changes which ranges from relaxing Twitter’s content restrictions to eradicating fake accounts.

According to the BBC, Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter with a promise to reduce censorship on the platform, raising questions about what his approach will mean for the “digital town square”.

Human rights groups have raised concerns that a lack of moderation could lead to a rise in hate speech.

Many Twitter users are also asking whether this means accounts suspended by the company will be allowed back.

The most high-profile person to have been suspended was Donald Trump.

After the news of the deal was announced, human rights groups raised concerns about hate speech on Twitter and the power it would give Mr. Musk, who is a self-described “free speech absolutist”.

According to some users, this takeover could mean the return of former US President Donald Trump back unto the platform.

He has been vocal in his criticism of the platform’s policies on moderating content, arguing that Twitter needs to be a genuine forum for free speech.

In a statement after striking the deal, Musk described free speech as “the bedrock of a functioning democracy”.

In a Twitter thread, Amnesty International said: “We are concerned with any steps that Twitter might take to erode enforcement of the policies and mechanisms designed to protect users.

Mr Musk is the world’s richest man, according to Forbes magazine, with an estimated net worth of $273.6bn mostly due to his shareholding in electric vehicle maker Tesla which he runs. He also leads the aerospace firm SpaceX.

 

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