Speculation is rife that the world’s richest man Elon Musk is set to develop a platform that will rival Twitter but be focused on free speech and devoid of the censorship that has lately become rampant.

Last week, Musk expressed concern about “de facto bias in the Twitter algorithm”:

The Telsa CEO then sent out a poll on Friday asking people to respond to the question “Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?”

Musk added that the “consequences of this poll will be important,” and implored respondents to “Please vote carefully.”

The result was telling:

Musk also tweeted that the “Twitter algorithm should be open source,” prompting former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to respond:

Then on Saturday Musk tweeted this:

On Sunday when asked outright if he was making a new platform, Musk responded:

Twitter censorship was in the headlines throughout last week as the platform refused to reinstate the account of satire website The Babylon Bee after it “violated hate speech rules’.

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