Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia (Wikimedia Foundation)

Elon Musk is cooking on Twitter, but there’s already speculation about other internet properties he might want to buy.

Like in a giant Monopoly game in cyberspace, some of the billionaire’s supporters are urging him to buy Wikipedia.

The buzz started circulating after a pro-Trump commentator named Ian Miles Cheong suggested allowing Wikipedia to remove a page on “The Twitter Files.”

These relate to Musk’s decision to release internal company files surrounding Twitter’s decision to censor coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop. The stories stem from a conspiracy theory that would have ties between President Biden and an energy company whose board served his son as vice president.

Musk got involved by replying to Cheong on Twitter, claiming that Wikipedia has “a non-trivial leftist bias.”

He then asked Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales what he thought of the reports. Wales chose not to answer.

Predictably, with Musk’s involvement, the idea of ​​simply buying Wikipedia was floated by New York Post journalist Jon Levine.

This time Wales responded.

He said unequivocally that Wikipedia is not in danger of being taken over by Elon Musk.

From that point on, there was a lot of discussion about whether or not to sell Wikipedia to Musk.

Wales launched the site on January 15, 2001 and is now the 7th most popular site in the world with over 55 million articles visited 15 billion times per month.

“We decided very early on that wiki is not paper,” Wales said last year as the site celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Should Elon make Wikipedia his next purchase? (Image credit: Getty)

“There’s a lot of space on Wikipedia because it’s actually infinite space.”

The website was launched in English, but was launched in German and Swedish within two months. It is now available in 309 languages.