Twitter under Musk could well survive the way Telegram did
As Musk steers Twitter toward becoming a lawless paradise—most recently by dropping its covid misinformation rules and reinstating thousands of previously banned accounts—some compared the platform to 4chan, the chaotic image board teeming with porn and racist memes
A social network, privately run by a billionaire free-speech advocate, on a shoestring budget, hosting politicians with millions of followers, and with very loose content rules. Sound familiar? That’s the direction Twitter is going under Elon Musk, but it’s also the current iteration of Telegram, a messaging and broadcasting app that’s relatively unknown in the US and more than double Twitter’s size, with about 700 million active users, and even fewer staff.