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Elon Musk ushers in DeSantis’s 2024 campaign, signaling a new era for Twitter


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis filed the paperwork to officially launch his presidential campaign this afternoon, but opted to join Elon Musk on a Twitter Space to discuss his campaign on Wednesday evening. DeSantis’s decision to forgo traditional news venues in favor of making a big media moment with Musk marks a new phase for the social network — and one that would have been impossible to foresee back in 2016, or even 2020.

DeSantis met Musk on friendly turf. In spite of feints to the contrary, Musk’s views are reliably conservative, with a focus on social and cultural issues that’s only escalated since his decision to buy Twitter. Last year, Musk explicitly said that he planned to support DeSantis’s potential bid for the presidency, calling him a “sensible and centrist” choice. …

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