After news that Elon Musk is following through with his plan to buy Twitter, people are wondering what the platform will look like under the Tesla CEO.
On Tuesday, Twitter announced a plan to move forward with Musk’s original offer to purchase the company.
Back in July, Musk announced that he was terminating his $44 billion Twitter deal due to the company’s failure to provide information on spam accounts.
The new announcement comes just two weeks before an Oct. 17 trial was set to determine what would happen with the company.
Musk intended to close the deal at the original $54.20 per share offer. After 4 p.m. on Tuesday, share price reached $52.00.
NBC reporter Ben Collins went on a Twitter rant about how much the social media platform will change if Musk takes over.
“For those of you asking,” he tweeted, “Yes, I do think this site can and will change pretty dramatically if Musk gets full control over it.”
“No, there is no immediate replacement. If it gets don early enough, based on the people he’s aligned with, yes, it could actually affect midterms,” he continued.
Many viewed Collins’ comments as an admission that Democrats have used the media in their favor for elections.
Before the 2020 presdential election, there was suspicion that information was being censored on social media, especially Twitter, to favor Joe Biden.
It was later revealed that both Facebook and Twitter censored information about Hunter Biden and his overseas business deals after being contacted by the FBI.
In another Twitter post, Collins wrote “If Musk is really taking this site private, there are no real guardrails anymore. Rulemaking can be capricious.”
“He can elevate any idea or person he wants through recommendations and UX choices and there will be no oversight on this as a private company,” he added.
Several social media users pointed out Collins’ admission. Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk tweeted “Finally the MSM is being honest, albeit unwittingly, that current Twitter rules and standards favor Democrats.”
Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec said Collins doesn’t even “know what he admitted to.”
Collins also expressed his fear that Donald Trump may be allowed on the platform again.
“We know from Musk’s private texts he talks with people who want to let Trump back on and make a ‘Blake Masters type’ a ‘VP of enforcement.’ Masters is a far-right Senate candidate backed by Facebook founder and Trump donor Peter Thiel,” he said.
Collins continued to warn about “a ‘coordinated pressure campaign’ that will lead to deplatforming of political enemies” if Musk takes over, calling the plan “a suicide bomb.”