During the Sunday Project panel discussion, Lisa Wilkinson took a swipe at Elon Musk’s controversial acquisition of Twitter.
The deal, which was valued at around $US44 billion ($A69 billion), resulted in the Tesla and SpaceX founder sacking almost half of the company’s staff.
Many users have also threatened to leave the platform due to concerns that the changes could lead to a rise of hate speech and misinformation.
Almost 900,000 accounts have been deactivated since Musk took over Twitter last month. During the discussion, co-host of The Sunday Project, Elfy Scott, was asked what the platform’s positive aspects are now that Musk is the CEO. Scott noted that there are many positive aspects to Twitter.
It’s an amazing place for people to meet and form groups, like we wouldn’t have seen the massive protests against Black Lives Matter and Me Too without Twitter.
Scott noted that she agrees with the people who are leaving the platform. She also thinks that there are a lot of people in her age group who are doing the same thing.
If it wasn’t for today, it might be tomorrow. According to Wilkinson, she’s still waiting for the day when Musk will actually improve humanity by taking over Twitter.
She also thinks that by writing off his acquisition, Musk might be able to make a positive contribution to the platform.
According to Musk, Twitter was losing around $US4 million a day. He said that he had no choice but to make these changes, and that he would be sacking as many as 3,400 employees on Friday.
Some users have also criticized Musk for demanding that they pay to keep their accounts. He called the current system of social media “bulls**t”.