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So our little shitgibbon is trying to back out .
What happened. Investors pulled out leaving him holding a $44 billion can. People closed accounts and fled?
Whatever, I hope the cunt burns.
I thought for a minute you were talking about Edmund Muskie, former VP presidential candidate and Secretary of State under Jimmy Carter.
I guess nobody else remembers him, eh?
We will see. Read the fine print . He left himself some wiggle room to back out.
They can have each other. I wish I could say that was fine, but too many people take Twitter seriously, including the news media.
"As word spread of Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to take over Twitter, prominent Republican lawmakers gained thousands of followers overnight, while some key Democrats lost thousands.
Nearly three-quarters – 72% – of the Republican accounts gained Twitter followers in the 24-hour span from Monday midmorning to Tuesday morning, according to a USA TODAY analysis of the Twitter followings of the official congressional accounts for 529 members of the House and Senate.
The biggest winners among GOP lawmakers were Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Matt Gaetz, Kevin McCarthy, Marsha Blackburn and Lauren Boebert.
Almost all Democratic lawmakers – 268 of 270 accounts – lost followers. The biggest losers were Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer and Maxine Waters, as well as independent Bernie Sanders.
Gun control activist David Hogg and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill each tweeted they had lost several thousand followers, while the accounts of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Fox News Host Laura Ingraham gained followers.
Greene, whose personal account was permanently banned for repeatedly sharing misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, tweeted from her official Twitter account Monday: “Bring back President Trump. Bring back my personal account. Bring back Dr. Robert Malone. Bring back Alex Jones. Bring back Milo Yiannopoulos. Bring back the canceled nation. Bring back freedom of speech. Bring back America!”
Musk has bitten off more than he can chew.
@cath apparently Musk has backed off stating the 5% (stated) fake accounts needs to be verified. Seems there may be a bit more than just 5% fake accounts. And there is the small problem of Tesla stick tanking while a big chunk of his holdings already used as collateral for loans. LOL
I'm curious how it will unfold and how far Musk will go with the "free speech" bullshit. Every website that has tried completely uncensored, unregulated free speech has turned into a cesspool most people don't want to be around. I know Twitter and Facebook don't necessarily do enough as it is, but if it weren't for farmed out monitoring, we'd be seeing all sorts of child porn, suicides, etc. on them.
Musk wants to re-open Twitter to Trump and the crazies that supported the insurrection. That's fine. How many righties are gonna pay a fee to post on Truth Social when they can follow TFG for free on Twit?
I can't wait to see Devin Nunes in the unemployment office or back on the farm after the latest TFG scam fails spectacularly.
Probably just some loose change for ole Elon
@TotsNPears I still hope he had to give himself a pep talk in the bathroom mirror.
I'm very skeptical, but willing to wait and see what happens. If he puts TFG and other spreaders of misinformation back on, fuck him.
On the other hand, this will put all the other ring wing social networks out of business, causing TFG to lose money. So that's kind of funny.
Was just reading on Newsweek that the qanon folks are ecstatic over musk buying twitter and they expect their accounts to all get reinstated as soon as musk takes over formally.
It’s not looking good for sanity, democracy, or intelligence. Maybe driving teslas will become the new trendy way to flash your conspiracy theory chops?
Interesting read about the all-hands meeting out today. Seems lots of employees are worried about the takeover and they outright said Musk’s plans don’t align with twitter policy as it exists now.
“One employee asked what Musk's takeover could mean for Twitter's "commitment to responsible, ethical" artificial intelligence and machine learning, saying, "we've been viewed as industry leaders in this field and have attracted some of the field's best and brightest minds, but it would seem that new ownership's values are not in alignment."” — CNN
The article noted the very tight tech labor market and hinted lots of employees might be about to pop chute.
Is that a byproduct of an exotic civet cats anal gland that I smell? Nope it’s just Elon!
I got permanently banned from Twitter when I posted on a video of the vote counters in Michigan being attacked by a swarm of right wing terrorists trying to stop the count. I said ”the police need to do their job and taser and mace those right wing terrorists “ they considered that to be violent terrorist statement and banned me permanently after dragging me on for months in their final decision.
I got banned for some amount of time for quoting Lauren Witzke regarding "castration." I guess simply saying "castration" gets you in trouble. I was definitely not threatening anyone with it. 🙄
I was banned off Twitter a long time ago, and haven't been back or pursued getting reinstated.
Musk has an ego the size of Manhattan..and with about as much intelligence of a potato. He'll wreck Twitter (and I don't think that's a bad thing) and allow Trump back on in due time.
The reason I got banned? Really cool: I said something nasty about Trump in a thread in George Conway's name, and I owe it to him for the banning.
I think I deserve a badge.
But I won't miss it. What the media does not understand about Twitter is that it's mostly those socially involved people who depend on it to be seen as influential and important, nothing more.
Most of Twitter is trash and isn't followed by 98% of Americans.
Seriously, drop Twitter. Just get the fuck off of there. If Dems would have banded together over the FB debacle before the election in 2016, the outcome would have been different. If instead of still using the very service that was destroying democracy, they’d boycotted it and crashed it to the ground, we wouldn’t have the disaster we currently do. We vote with our dollars. We vote with our attention. Dump Twitter. He’s going to put Dump back on it. He’s going to allow every hateful piece of garbage imaginable. Musk is a dangerous megalomaniac. Don’t buy a Tesla. Kill Twitter.
Elon is a risk taker. You can't trust his car won't blow up in your garage, and he is willing to risk our democracy by platforming dangerous people.
Well, musk is flighty and craves the attention. He may sell it off once he changes it up and screws it over and it’s no longer big news. If he ends up just closing it down it will be a good thing. In the mean time he’s probably going to be very destructive.
I left when I heard he put the bid in.
Hopefully every sane person abandons it and it ends up another 'Truth Social', flaming out...
Elon Musk is a menace to society. He’s done some good but his new crazy behavior is dangerous. If I had a twitter account I’d close it. If I had a Tesla I’d sell it. Or blow it up on youtube or something.
The guy is an egomaniac. Guaranteed trumpf is going to be back on twit selling the big lie as soon as he can dump trump social disease.