With Twitter, Musk’s influence enters uncharted territory

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New York (AFP) – First, Elon Musk revolutionized the automobile industry, then he tackled space travel. By taking control of Twitter, the eccentric billionaire now wields a nearly untold level of influence. In using his fortune to grab hold of such an important platform, experts say, he has even inserted himself squarely in today’s global political conversation. “He is not just expressing views on an instrument of communication, he now owns it and sets the policy of how that instrument will be used,” Jeffrey Winters, a specialist in elites and oligarchs at Northwestern University, told AFP.   …

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