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Another great article as always! Today's looking a lot brighter than yesterday, but I still don't believe the swamp can afford to allow this sale to go through -- which is hilarious because they ultimately may be responsible for it happening thanks to their lawsuit.
All these signs pointed to Twitter remaining in its current (awful) hands. But a lawsuit filed by the Twitter shareholders may be the key to Musk ultimately acquiring Twitter after all. The shareholders claimed that the ‘bot talk’ was simply Musk trying to tank the deal — a deal that they didn’t even vote on until two weeks ago. Now to avoid going to trial, Musk has shoved all his chips into the middle of the table, once again offering to buy the company at an inflated price.
With so much control on the line, the game is essentially the same as it was in April: How does the Twitter Swamp find a way to avoid the Musk deal to prevent him from looking under the hood and telling us all about what he finds there? For now, it seems like they may have painted themselves into a corner by villainizing Musk.
Reasonable to consider this isn't St. Elon but Schmuck Elon and anyone can do both good and bad things regardless of their true natures. I ain't jumping up and down for a guy trying to force EVs on the world and unconcerned about doing business with China, but I'm enjoying the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth from the likes of Ben Collins and his sort.
Moving away from advertisers is a good idea. The problem with depending on advertising is that the advertisers end up controlling and regulating the content.
Don't put your faith in the words of saviours before you've seen their acts played out.
In Musk We Trust
I started laughing with delight reading this stack. And I thought, oh ho ho - there is NO WAY that the gang/pack of twitter tyrants are going to suffer Elon optimizing that environment for positive Human potential! This is shaping up to be really INTERESTING!
I'm pleased that Elon pointed out the ongoing child porn making industry twitter is absolutely complicit in, and other exploitation and destruction he is obviously going to put an end to. He's going to need more security resources, because how dare he interfere with the business of the world!
The Bee stings back soon...?!
I'm hoping this all proves to be an important step in the establishment of a truer marketplace of ideas.
Twitter is and will be controlled opposition, there’s already free speech on the internet. They try everything they can to shut it down, and failing that, they ignore it and act like it’s fringe and doesn’t exist.
If Elon cared about free speech, he’d give the money to some place like Gab to grow their media presence.
But that’s not acceptable… because Gab has free speech.
Here's my take from 4 months ago. And I reposted earlier today at SimComm's spot:
Musk was always going to get Twitter imo.
I think he's using a material adverse clause (MAC) to have twatter negotiate against itself. He's smooth. Look at his initial move; it was a head fake.
He took a 9.2% bite of the company and made it clear he was going to exercise his "influence" over twatter through it's board. That allowed him to get a look under the kimono. Then he "stunned" them by making an offer to buy the company outright and take it private.
He's using a "push-pull" sales/marketing strategy right now. It's one of the reasons he's saying he would re-instate Trump - amongst other things. Watch closely as he pushes twatter at new customers, while at the same time pulling people to twatter. He's using a shotgun and a scalpel.
He's basically doing a re-launch with a bunch of free media advertising. Gives him time to figure out how to monetize twatter and make it a better product. He's dealing with children who couldn't negotiate at a garage sale.
Hes literally doing this on their dime right now. He wants it. Pretty sure he made the decision, before buying the original shares, to close a deal because it wasn't worth starting a new platform if he can modify an existing one. Could be wrong though, cuz he's not afraid of folding em' like Kenny Rogers
Gato, you write "peer to peer", and I dream of Napster rising from the ashes.
Isn't Musk one of Klaus Schwab's shining graduates of his program for authoritarian psychopaths, along with Trudeau and Newsom? I'm not going to jump aboard the Twitter Train to Freedom anytime soon.
Maybe big brother "Mob" made him and offer that he couldn't refuse.
He'll be in the information management club and will have to pay tribute to "the family."
I somehow trust Musk. At least more than what twitter and the government are now
Great morale booster to start the day!
A cat just made me cry. Here is to hope!
I like systems that gravitate automatically to the desired goal instead of requiring constant tending and energy to prevent runaway abuse and corruption.