Musk Proposes to Buy Twitter for Original Price of $54.20 a Share

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Elon Musk is proposing to buy Twitter Inc. for the original offer price of $54.20 a share, potentially avoiding a courtroom fight over one of the most contentious acquisitions in recent history.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...to-proceed-with-twitter-deal-at-54-20-a-share

 
Elon Musk is proposing to buy Twitter Inc. for the original offer price of $54.20 a share, potentially avoiding a courtroom fight over one of the most contentious acquisitions in recent history.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...to-proceed-with-twitter-deal-at-54-20-a-share

Lot of weed yesterday.
 
Was he advised that he'd lose the case or something? Dude doesn't seem to know what he wants.
 
Buy it all and then permanently delete it?
Ben has a few thoughts, and I tend to agree. I'll unroll for ya...


If Musk is really taking this site private, there are no real guardrails anymore. Rulemaking can be capricious. He can elevate any idea or person he wants through recommendations and UX choices and there will be no oversight on this as a private company.

We know from Musk's private texts he talks with people who want to let Trump back on and make a "Blake Masters type" a "VP of enforcement." Masters is a far-right Senate candidate backed by Facebook founder and Trump donor Peter Thiel.

In those Musk texts, the redacted senders and recipients lay the groundwork for a "war" and "battle" after Musk takes over Twitter — a "coordinated pressure campaign" that will lead to deplatforming of political enemies.

What does this look like in the short term? Abandonment of traditional moderation policies. Stuff like Pizzagate — pushed by bots and liars — will be protected. Disinfo campaigns will top trending topics and drive news cycles. Authoritarian governments will have a field day.

In the longterm, Musk's plans for this website are a suicide bomb. Very few people want to use a moderation-free app saturated with lies by design. We know this from the dozens of Twitter clones who've tried and failed. But he seems deadset on taking bad advice from bad people.
 
Oh yeah! Show those libtards! Bring justice and restore the glory of the conservative man!!!!!!

And then when the deal is off again we'll say we owned the libs.
lol...The previous thread was so confusing.
 
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Ben has a few thoughts, and I tend to agree. I'll unroll for ya...


If Musk is really taking this site private, there are no real guardrails anymore. Rulemaking can be capricious. He can elevate any idea or person he wants through recommendations and UX choices and there will be no oversight on this as a private company.

We know from Musk's private texts he talks with people who want to let Trump back on and make a "Blake Masters type" a "VP of enforcement." Masters is a far-right Senate candidate backed by Facebook founder and Trump donor Peter Thiel.

In those Musk texts, the redacted senders and recipients lay the groundwork for a "war" and "battle" after Musk takes over Twitter — a "coordinated pressure campaign" that will lead to deplatforming of political enemies.

What does this look like in the short term? Abandonment of traditional moderation policies. Stuff like Pizzagate — pushed by bots and liars — will be protected. Disinfo campaigns will top trending topics and drive news cycles. Authoritarian governments will have a field day.

In the longterm, Musk's plans for this website are a suicide bomb. Very few people want to use a moderation-free app saturated with lies by design. We know this from the dozens of Twitter clones who've tried and failed. But he seems deadset on taking bad advice from bad people.
Seems like this guy is butthurt that Twitter will no longer be an instrument of the current US administration. Ag shame.
 
Please implement... your 1 dodge to tweet Elon idea. :sneaky:
Thx!

edit: I want to see twitter go down in flames :D

That's a stupid idea. Yes, Musk did hint at it, but it is not an original idea. Most schitcoins, that is privacy oriented, are messaging services doing exactly that. Besides, Telegram will beat him to it in any case with the TON economy. To sink Twitter with Doge, that is a FU.
 
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