Elon Musk, a contentious tech genius, claims he is prepared to create a smartphone in response to rumors that Google and Apple are considering removing Twitter from their app stores.
The reinstatement of former President Trump’s Twitter account has been Elon Musk’s most divisive action since he bought Twitter.
Musk tweeted the announcement with the Latin phrase “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” which means “the voice of the people is the voice of God,” based on his own Twitter poll results.
Although it has been more than a week since Twitter restored Musk’s account, Trump has not expressed any interest in returning, and Musk has taken a lot of heat.
Musk also reinstated other accounts, including those of professor Jordan Peterson, Babylon Bee, Project Veritas, Kathy Griffin, and Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s history, claiming that “deplatforming a sitting President eroded public trust in Twitter for half of America.”
Twitter is prohibited in Apple and Google’s app stores.
Musk might create a smartphone if Apple and Google remove Twitter from their app stores.
Alejandra Caraballo, a clinical lecturer at the Harvard Law School cyberlaw clinic, stated in a Washington Post story, “Apple and Google need to really start studying kicking Twitter off the app store.
For many disadvantaged areas, what Musk is doing poses an existential threat. In terms of the mayhem it will wreak, comparable to unlocking the gates of hell. Directly targeted harassment offenders are permitted to retaliate with doxxing, targeted harassment, cruel bullying, demands for violence, and celebrations of violence.
It will be so dangerous that I can’t even begin to describe it.
“There is one more source of power on the web – one that most people don’t think much about but may be the most significant restraint on unrestricted speech on the mainstream internet,” said Yoel Roth, a former head of trust and safety at Twitter, in an opinion piece for The New York Times.