Elon Musk to buy Twitter in $44 billion deal

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Should we be worried?
What kind of guy is Elon Musk?
I don’t know too much about him other than he’s the richest man in the world.

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No - there will be a exodus of people who don’t want to be hearing misinformation and anything goes speech.

And new platform.

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I did not think Musk was serious when he made his initial unsolicited bid, but I was wrong. Once he secured financing from Morgan Stanley it showed he was serious.

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The verge podcast explains exactly why this is important to him from all sides. For his business and his friends. He’s a douche who has a lot of money. Look up his dumb tweets. He is not a good human being.

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Just read this before logging back on.

I don’t really want to go too far into it.

Elon Musk said , now everyone can say what they want to say. Such as freedom of speech.

There has never been “Freedom of Speech”

I don’t have twitter so I’m not too bothered. Id be worrying incase I sent a tweet to the rulers of this world. I had the same feeling over FB, so I did away with it.

This is social enough for me, even now I feel as though I am living life on the edge!!! x

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He can have his platform of distorted version freedom of speech - go for it.
Let’s see what people say unfiltered.

What speech is he trying to protect?
Is it bigoted, hate, racist and misinformation speech?
Do we really have a problem of Free Speech.

No. This is so manufactured for personal interest.

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I mean he has to do something about Elon Musk’s tweets about ending world hunger…

On a more serious note, I think Elon Musk is an alright person. Eccentric maybe, but I mean I don’t think he’d have someone killed just for talking ■■■■ about him and billionaires do have that sort of power I think…

As for twitter… honestly I don’t think it’ll be an immediately visible change. If anything, I think he has an interest in artificial intelligence and seeing how algorithms that might flag articles as disinformation or factoids might be something he has interested in seeing as far as the development of a.i. and how it can be influenced (what can be done about a negative aspect it may be found to have). Like learning about that stuff, it really is something new and if I had that type of money, I’d probably be interested in learning about that too once in awhile on my free time. Why it might selective choose articles and what sort of patterns about the selection might look like. I think he has that kind of money that he probably would he interested in that sort of thing as an afterthought about becoming a majority share holder in one of the most used communication mediums in the western world.

I think maybe Asia has its own form of Twitter?

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I think all these billionaires especially technology magnates can pretty much pull up a detailed profile about anyone with a computer or smart phone in the world.

Employment Status: (exact number) years unemployed

Legal Status: Single, Court case pending, assault charges, Duel Citizenship of (country/ies name)

Private life: Diagnosed with schizophrenia paranoia in (year), recovering pornography addict, etc.

But like… paragraphs and ■■■■.

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Elon Musk purchased my soul for 500 smackaroos and a twelve pack of Ramen.

Sheesh, the things you do for Ramen. Now I got eternal damnation to worry about.

:man_shrugging:

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I think it will just end up being what it is now.

Once Musk realizes there’s a lot of money lost to lawsuits over defamation, he’ll reinstate policies which “limit free speech”. I’ve been in risk management, and companies don’t care about anything but money, and they will mitigate the risk of losing that money.

But really, I don’t care either way. I don’t care about Musk, I don’t care about what his big plans are, and my opinion, like most of us, doesn’t matter.

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Well, I mostly agree with your post as far as the importance of what is being discussed to me personally. I too don’t often sit around thinking about Musk or Twitter for that matter, but where I do disagree is that your opinion does not matter. The irony is I find your opinion more interesting than I do the actual topic. No offense to MentalFloss of course, I know sometimes people who find interest in current events like discussing views on them. :slight_smile:

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He’s the guy who bought Tesla when all it had was an idea of an ev and brought it to life.

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I really did not think that this deal was going to go through.

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If it gets too toxic people will leave. That is the worry. As it is already toxic.

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I will purchase elon musk muhahahahahahaha

sinister level :smiling_imp::smiling_imp::smiling_imp:

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I think hes right wing, so you might have Trump back on there.

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I joined Twitter recently to see if it was as bad as I thought. I find it boring.

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Does he lean right?

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