Texas is currently home to large corporations such as Southwest Airlines, AT&T, and Pizza Hut, but might it become Twitter’s principal location?

That’s what one Texas rancher is hoping for now that Elon Musk has accepted Twitter’s offer to buy the social media network for $44 billion.

President and CEO of Schwertner Farms, Jim Schwertner, tweeted to Musk on Tuesday, requesting that he bring Twitter to Schwertner, which is roughly 38 miles north of Austin. Schwertner promised Musk 100 acres for free if he agreed.

“Elon Musk, Move Twitter to Schwertner, TX. 38 Miles North of Austin in Williamson County, and we will give you 100 Acres for FREE,” the tweet read.

Schwertner isn’t the only Texan begging Musk to relocate Twitter to the Lone Star State.

“Bring Twitter to Texas to join Tesla, SpaceX, and the Boring company,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted to Elon Musk on Monday.

Since Musk already has enterprises in Texas, transferring Twitter’s headquarters from San Francisco to the Lone Star State is not a far-fetched concept.

Tesla’s Gigafactory is located in Austin, and his Boring company recently purchased land in the state. Musk even operates a SpaceX launch facility in Texas.

Musk said in a joint statement with Twitter that he wants to make the service “better than ever” by adding new features, eliminating automated “spam” accounts, and making the service’s algorithms transparent to the public to improve confidence.

The 50-year-old Musk said, adding hearts, stars, and rocket emojis in a tweet that highlighted the statement,Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”

Many users are concerned that Musk’s more hands-off approach to content filtering would make the site more of a sanctuary for disinformation, hate speech, and bullying, which it has fought hard to combat in recent years. According to Wall Street analysts, if he goes too far, he risks alienating advertising.

The agreement was finalized two weeks after the billionaire revealed a 9% investment in the site. Musk announced last week that he had secured $46.5 billion in funding to purchase Twitter, putting pressure on the board of directors to reach an agreement.

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Sources: Dailywire, 8newsnow, Foxbusiness


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