is the new
owner and soon after the acquisition, the Tesla CEO tweeted “the bird is freed”. While the tweet along with the SpaceX chief's recent post on providing people a common ground for discussion may suggest his free speech approach, he has been told by the Indian authorities that the platform has to comply with the local rules.
“Our rules and laws for intermediaries remain the same regardless of who owns the platforms. So, the expectation of compliance with Indian laws and rules remains,”
, India's minister of state for electronics and information technology, was quoted as saying.
EU wants 'free bird' to comply with local laws
(EU) has also taken a similar stance.
, who is EU’s commissioner for Internal Market, quoted Musk's “the bird is freed” tweet and said, “In Europe, the bird will fly by our rules.” He also posted an old video of him and
talking wherein both the parties were seen agreeing to the digital media regulation in Europe. Musk is seen saying that the Digital Services Act is “exactly aligned with my thinking…I agree with everything you said, really.”
That’s what he said👇#ICYMIhttps://t.co/V2kdvJLTBy— Thierry Breton (@ThierryBreton) 1666943631000
In his address to Twitter advertisers, Musk noted that he wants to provide the platform as "a common digital town square, where a wide Age of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence. There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.”
He, however, highlighted that “Twitter cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences”. Musk also pointed out that the platform must adhere to the laws of the land.