Source: Alex Nitzberg

Jeff Bezos questioned whether China could gain influence over Twitter as the result of Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media company — but after raising the prospect, Bezos said he does not think Musk will pursue a path of censorship.

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“Interesting question. Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square?” Bezos asked when retweeting a post about Tesla’s ties to China.

“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,” Bezos later added. “But we’ll see. Musk is extremely good at navigating this kind of complexity.”

Musk — the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, a company known for its popular electric vehicles — has reached a deal to buy Twitter. The business magnate has indicated that he believes Twitter should serve as a hub for free speech.