Billionaire Bill Gates has announced that he plans to create a new unit, hiring 3,000 people to take to social media, put out messaging, and “help propagate accurate vaccine information in the future,” CNBC reported.
Gates wants social media to be a place with “good messages” from “people of trust in the community, such as political and ethnic leaders.”
Gates made the statements when being asked about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter and the future of free speech on the platform.
During the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Summit, the Microsoft founder said Elon Musk could make Twitter worse. While the Tesla CEO is a free speech absolutist, Gates has called for more censorship.
Gates acknowledged that Musk has done a great job with his other companies, SpaceX and Tesla. But he is not confident Musk will do the same with Twitter.
“I kind of doubt that will happen this time, but we should have an open mind and never underestimate Elon,” he said.
One of the reasons Gates feels Musk could make Twitter worse is the SpaceX CEO’s stand on free speech.