US Senate’s top Democrat hopes Twitter won’t become a darker place under Musk

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters after the Senate Democrats weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

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WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he hoped Twitter (TWTR.N) would not become a “darker” place under Elon Musk’s ownership.

“In many ways, Twitter has been a dark, dark place. Hopefully it doesn’t get any darker,” Schumer told reporters when asked about Musk’s purchase of the social media company. .

Schumer’s Republican counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, called Musk’s takeover an “incredible event.” He added: “It will be interesting to see what impact this will have on the way Twitter works. But we are all watching it with great interest because there have certainly been our fair share of complaints about how it has been handled in the past.”

On Monday, Musk reached an agreement to buy Twitter Inc for $44 billion. Read more

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Reporting by Richard Cowan and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chris Reese, Bernard Orr

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