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Elon Musk is buying Twitter. Do Vermont social media users care?

A screen of a smart phone showing four social media apps: Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook
Matthew Smith
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VPR
How do you use social media? This hour, "Vermont Edition" looks at the purchase of social media platform Twitter by billionaire Elon Musk, and explores questions about how and why we use social media today.

Elon Musk is buying Twitter. The billionaire entrepreneur says free speech is motivating his purchase. This hour, we talk with a CNN reporter about the Twitter sale and discuss the role social media plays in our lives today and if the sale matters to Vermont social media users.

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Broadcast live on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.