- Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter on Thursday in a $43 billion deal.
- Gab CEO Andrew Torba said if Musk wants to protect free speech, Twitter isn’t the right place.
- Torba offered Musk a board seat and an unspecified amount of equity in exchange for a $2 billion investment.
The right-wing social media site Gab has made Elon Musk a counterproposal in response to his offer to buy Twitter: If you want to protect free speech, invest in Gab instead.
Gab CEO Andrew Torba said the richest person in the world should drop his “expensive and overpriced Twitter deal” and instead invest $2 billion in Gab in exchange for a seat on its board and an unspecified amount of equity in the company.
“Together we can build infrastructure for a free speech internet,” Torba wrote in an open letter to Musk. “I am willing to offer you a Board seat along with equity in the company in exchange for you selling your Twitter position and investing $2B into Gab. My offer is my best and final offer.”
Torba said in an accompanying statement that if Musk is interested in protecting free speech, Gab is in a better position than Twitter to do so, arguing it is not dependent on “third-party infrastructure.”
For instance, he said because Twitter is in the Apple and Google app stores…
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