Bill Gates criticizes Elon Musk for buying Twitter Da Benzinga Italia

© Reuters Bill Gates slams Elon Musk for acquiring Twitter

Wednesday, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation (: NASDAQ 🙂 Bill Gates attacked the $44 billion microblogging site purchase plan Twitter Inc (NYSE: NYSE:) from the CEO of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: NASDAQ: Elon Musk).

What happened The 66-year-old businessman and investor said he was unsure of the motives behind the world’s richest man’s purchase of the social media company; Musk praised Twitter as a “foundation for a functioning democracy,” vowing to restore freedom of expression.

“It could actually make things worse,” Gates said at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Board summit.

The Microsoft co-founder was quick to add that this is not his “past experience,” referring to Musk’s success with Tesla and SpaceX and corporate victories.

“How about something where it is said that vaccines kill people or that Bill Gates is tracking people? It is not entirely clear what he would do.”

Gates said in the same interview that he only had “good things to say about Elon. If it makes Twitter worse, that’s okay, I’ll talk about it, but that’s something I presume.”

Because it’s important Gates’ comments come just days after Musk confirmed that the Microsoft co-founder has a half-billion-dollar exposed position in Tesla. Then he followed up on the hostile takeover of Twitter by Musk himself.

The world’s richest man has been in talks with private equity firms and banks to finance the massive acquisition, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Based on the results, it appears that Musk intends to focus on improving Twitter’s profits; The plan could include job cuts, tweet monetization and the introduction of subscription services to support recurring revenue.

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