CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia State Senator said that West Virginia would make the perfect place for Elon Musk’s new Twitter headquarters.
Senator Patrick Martin, a Republican out of Lewis County, is encouraging Elon Musk to consider making north central West Virginia the new home for Twitter, according to a release from Martin.
Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion on Monday with plans to change several functions of the app, including adding an edit button and removing the censoring features.
“West Virginians respect freedom, especially the freedom to express their beliefs,” Senator Martin said. “Elon Musk has made a commitment to make Twitter a space that is open to sharing all viewpoints, not just the hand-picked ideas of the liberal elites. I think he would find West Virginia to be a place that welcomes his plans for a new, truly free social media platform with open arms.”
“With our proximity to airports and the infrastructure of the high-tech corridor, north central West Virginia is the perfect place for a technology-based business to locate,” Senator Martin said. “We have a beautiful state packed with outdoor activities, affordable housing, and unlimited opportunities for success. I would welcome the chance to show Elon Musk what West Virginia could offer him as he leads Twitter into its new era.”
The New York Times reported on Monday that current Twitter employees are still completely in the dark on what Musk plans to do with their jobs.
Musk is likely to change Twitter as we know it completely and has already suggested adding a pay-per-month Premium version as well as changing what it means to be verified.
Musk also Tweeted the following on Monday:
Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity of debated. I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.@elonmusk on Twitter, April 25, 2022, 3:43 p.m.