“Elon Musk bought Twitter. What’s next?”
Roy Gutterman, associate professor of magazine, news and digital journalism in the Newhouse School and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech, was quoted in the PBS NewsHour story “Elon Musk bought Twitter. What’s next?” The piece featured commentary from three experts including Gutterman, who studies communications law. He explained that he is unsure of what Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter may mean for the platform, given that “this much power concentrated in a single person is always something to be concerned about.”
However, Gutterman also noted that Musk’s purchase could signal a change for Twitter. “If we believe everything Elon Musk has said about his commitment to free speech, then you know, we should see wide open and robust debate and exchange of viewpoints on Twitter in the future,” Gutterman said.