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NEWS ➡ Only a few weeks after the decision to buy the first shares Twitter, Elon Musk end up spending more than that $43 billion this Monday to take full control of the social network. A March 25 tweet from the boss of the You are here and from Space X already indicated:
Freedom of expression is essential for a functioning democracy.
Do you think Twitter strictly adheres to this principle?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2022
“Freedom of expression is the basis of a functioning democracy,” he said in a statement. First ambition to ensure that “Twitter fulfills its social mission of freedom of expression”: Elon Musk wants to delist the social network to get rid of any shareholder obligation.
🚀💫♥️ Yesss!!! ♥️💫🚀 pic.twitter.com/0T9HzUHuh6
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
So he will be able to apply his ideal of moderation with much more flexible rules in terms of banning the accounts of users who violate Twitter standards. In early January 2021, it was Donald Trump who was banned after calling on supporters to participate in the attack on the Capitol. The latter said in an interview with Fox News: “I hope Elon will buy Twitter because he will improve it and he is a good man, but I will stay [mon réseau social] Truth”.
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THE NUMBER ➡ 63% of the world’s population is connected to the internet – more than 5 billion internet users – according to the latest report from Hootsuite and We Are Social about using the internet in general. Among these netizens 67% use a smart phone, 85.7% social networks over approx 7.4 platforms on average per month. On average we spend 6:53 per day on the Internet (minus 3 minutes) and 2h29 on social networks.
In the same study, we learn that the number of socionauts has stagnated in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the beginning of the pandemic, a sign of a revival of social platforms. More than three quarters of the world’s population aged 13 and over are already using social media, which partly explains this stagnation. On the other hand, tick tock won 85 million new users since this new year and is approaching one billion users.
Other Lessons: Meta (Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger) are down 7% its number of users in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict Snapchat shows growth of 6% and 2.9 billion People still don’t have access to the internet – that’s 37% of the world’s population. More than a third of these individuals are fromSouth Asia (¼ in India, then in Pakistan and Bangladesh).
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