What Elon Means for Better: A Message from Our Founder

Sunday, October 30, 2022

So. It’s done. Elon has finally finished the deal with Twitter. So what does that mean for us? 

What we do know is that last Friday, Musk walked into the Twitter offices in San Francisco and started clearing house immediately by firing Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde, according to people familiar with the matter. He had accused them of misleading him and Twitter investors over the number of fake accounts on the platform. Frankly, this was to be expected from the new owner, but only time will tell what repercussions that may have in the future. 

Rumours have been swirling about what steps Musk may take next – everything from, “Musk to fire 75% of Twitter staff’ to “Musk and Dorsey building a new social platform” but no one knows for sure what will happen.

At Better, we have always argued that all the other social networks have one inherent flaw - anonymous users. While total anonymity and completely free speech may have its purpose on some sites, it does not promote healthy conversations and building real communities, which is exactly what we’re aiming to build.

While we continue to build “a Better Twitter” we are cautiously optimistic that everything happening there will continue to fuel public discourse on the best way to move forward as a global community. We are watching the conversations closely and will be implementing the best suggestions that make their way to the top.

Thanks for supporting us while we build. I promise you that we will deliver something Better.

David Brown 

Founding Director 

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