What Amazon's Jeff Bezos said on Elon Musk, Twitter sale 

Elon Musk's $44 billion buyout of Twitter is the talk of the town with opinions divided on whether the purchase is good news for one of the world's most (if not the most) influential social media platforms.

At the centre of vigorous debates over free speech and the spread of disinformation, Twitter - a megaphone also credited with much good

Including helping on-ground relief efforts during times of crisis - is grappling with tough questions on content moderation in India and other countries.

However, Musk - a self-proclaimed 'free-speech absolutist' - has said he wants to reform what he sees as an over-zealous stance in such matters by a platform that banned former US president Donald Trump.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos chipped in Tuesday morning, flagging a post by a New York Times reporter who pointed to connections between Tesla and the Chinese government, and asking, 'Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square?'

After 2009, when China banned Twitter, the government there had almost no leverage over the platform -That may have just changed."

Bezos went on to offer some answers for the question he raised. "My own answer to this question is probably not. The more likely outcome in this regard is complexity in China for Tesla, rather than censorship at Twitter. But we'll see. Musk is extremely good at navigating this kind of complexity."

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