According to a report by The Next Web, Trump Jr. posted a video on Instagram where he urged Musk to build a social network. “If Elon musk can privately send people into space, I’m sure he can design a social network that isn’t biased.” In the video, Trump Jr. further said that Musk has the ability to “out-do Twitter” and build a network that handles hate speech and posts inciting violence with “actual neutral arbiters and fact-checkers.”
Trump Jr. further said in the video that “I think there’s a lot of Americans that would love that and support it wholeheartedly.”
Musk, meanwhile, hasn’t directly come out and said anything for or against Trump’s ban. However, he did say that a lot of people will be “super unhappy” with what has unfolded. In a reply to a tweet, Musk wrote, “A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech.” He also pointed out that it is important to make the distinction between banning hate speech and banning speech it hates.
@TheBabylonBee A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1610387404000
The Tesla CEO is now the world’s richest man, as per Bloomberg Billionaires’ Index. Apart from Tesla, his other big company is SpaceX, a space exploration venture.