in participation to UOL News this Monday night (25), Carlos Affonso Souza, columnist for Tilt, echoed the purchase of Twitter by South African billionaire Elon Musk. According to him, the acquisition could worsen the dialogue between the platform and Brazilian authorities.
“My big concern is that this transformation at Twitter will take us back 20 years in the dialogue about technology companies and established authorities in Brazil,” he said. “In the early 2000s, when technology companies began to make their services and products available in the country, the first cases that arrived in the Judiciary were from the companies’ defenses. They said that if they wanted to sue them, they should do so in another jurisdiction.” , clarified.
According to Souza, this generated a certain animosity on the part of the Judiciary and Brazilian authorities as a whole with technology companies. But he recalled that in recent years all sides have tried to build bridges to a better environment, such as creating specific laws for the internet.
“This transformation of Twitter [a compra feita por Elon Musk] may represent a setback. Instead of improving the institutional dialogue environment, we can end up worsening this dialogue”, she evaluated.
Musk today announced the purchase of 100% of Twitter after weeks of negotiations. It is estimated that the total value of the transaction is US$ 44 billion (about R$ 214 billion), as the entrepreneur will pay US$ 54.20 per share (about R$ 264). With the acquisition, the company will no longer have shares traded on the stock exchange, and will become privately held.
*With information from Guilherme Tagiaroli, from UOL