Elon Makes Cash Offer to Take Over Twitter

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  1. pez

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    carter’s points are fine. The follow up though indicates that free speech advocate Musk is not only ok with Saudi’s owning part of Twitter he’s taking more money from them

     
  2. bro

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  3. Whammy

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  4. Whammy

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    Order came from somewhere on high for that article
     
  5. JGator1

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    Let's travel back to those glorious days when the NY Times was doing W's propaganda on Iraq, fun times to remember before "the left went more left" as in invading Iraq might not be the best move.
     
  6. BP

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  7. Redav

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    They did fluff pieces on Hitler before he started committing genocide. Oops
     
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  9. *DIESEL*

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    Check out genius Elon with "the trump ban was actually the morally wrong thing about Jan 6th" galaxy-brain take.
     
  10. VaxRule

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    Elon Musk is a shithead
     
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  12. OZ2

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    The thing is, old Trump said he wouldn’t go back to Twitter because of his own site.

    No way in fuck can that narcissistic asshole not grab his phone within a few days and say something.

    It will then be 48 hours of media coverage. If this country doesn’t suck enough asshole, now we are about to go down the hole of adding Trump Twitter back into the mainstream.
     
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  13. Handcuffed

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    it's pretty insane that the twitter board/leadership accepted this offer, knowing what elon is. employee morale will be tanked regardless if the sale goes through or not and twitter employees aren't generally as easily replaceable as retail positions. you're competing for talent from all other tech companies and even if all boards are toxic messes, some are worse than others and twitter has to be #1 at this point.
     
  14. El Tiburon

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    The most important takeaway from that headline is the preface “if the deal goes through” language. That motherfucker is already looking for his way out now that he’s gotten all of the attention he craved.
     
  15. timo

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    lol he'll be back on twitter 5 minutes after Elon flips the "open the gates of hell again" switch
     
  16. VaxRule

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    Facebook and Instagram still exist.
     
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  17. dblplay1212

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    It's trading at 15% under his offer price. Is that normal or a sign people don't think it'll go through?
     
  18. VaxRule

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    And of course if he does back out, his excuse will be that “they” wouldn’t let him complete the purchase after saying he’d put Trump back on it.
     
  19. IrishLAX2

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    Considering where the rest of tech stocks are going, it seems to be propped up by his offer.
     
  20. NDJOECA

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    He’s not buying twitter, this is all bullshit.

    Trump getting unbanned is unironically good though.
     
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  21. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Which would also mean him personally losing a ton of his own money on his own failed social media site.
     
  22. Handcuffed

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    facebook may be terrible for the country but they're not courting offers from people who have stated that one of their primary goals will be to eliminate a large chunk of employees
     
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  23. wes tegg

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    No, it isn't.
     
  24. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Exactly. He’s going to say “they” wouldn’t sell it to him because they’re too afraid of his radical free speech ideas and the chuds will clamor for him
     
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  25. zeberdee

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    they don't need to sell to an evil oligarch because they're already owned by one.
     
  26. OZ2

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    He will tell them to go to his own media site through Twitter.
     
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  27. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Yeah, and they’ll post his comments from his site on his twitter account. Same as they did with his Facebook account.
     
  28. HoosDaMan

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    He keeps interacting with people like Cernovich
     
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  29. Doc Louis

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    Especially not with the stock tanking. If he's going to he'll do it at a lower price.
     
  30. timo

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    I have no insight here, but he probably will buy twitter, just because the plain of reality that I'm currently residing seems designed primarily to irritate me. Like, the default setting seems to be gritty sand around my ballsack and small sharp stones in my shoes.

    I must have done something very wrong in a past life or something.
     
  31. NDJOECA

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    I believe trump not being on Twitter has helped republicans.
     
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  32. WC

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    Lincoln project is a bunch of grifters but the point seems reasonable

     
  33. wes tegg

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    You're falling victim to pundit brain.
     
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  34. BudKilmer

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    fucking hell
     
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  35. wes tegg

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    The last time the dude tweeted, he started a fucking insurrection. Banning him from the platform is a matter of public safety.
     
  36. PeterGriffin

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    How many times will we have this discussion?

    let’s just jump to the end, Trump being on Twitter will lead to violence and a quantifiable number of deaths, but it is an energizing force for the Dem base to be reminded to open their wallets, and get the fuck up to vote. A net good? No. A political boon for pussy Dems to fundraiser off of, much like the Roe V Wade decision? Yes.
     
  37. NDJOECA

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    The insurrection was planned in real life by people in and around the administration. There is lots of evidence of this. The idea that it wouldn’t have happened if he weren’t on Twitter is a much bigger stretch than saying Trump’s tweets hurt him politically.
     
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  38. wes tegg

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    https://www.justsecurity.org/74138/...actions-leading-to-the-attack-on-the-capitol/

    The less access he has to the public, the better.
     
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  39. Fran Tarkenton

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    those 'in and around' people would have been no where near the white house absent 45's twitter (and facebook) microphone
     
  40. racer

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    Ah yes, I remember how the elected officials personally called each and every capitol stormer to relay details of their top secret plan and that’s how they all knew to assemble there.
     
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  41. NDJOECA

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    if I could go back to 2015 and ban Trump from social media, I’d do it. And if we had any balls at the DOJ, trump’s tweets would have him behind bars.

    By the time he was banned it was already too late.
     
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  42. Bo Pelinis

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    Couldn’t possibly disagree more
     
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  43. wes tegg

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    This position (very naively) assumes that he's not capable of making things worse.
     
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  44. NDJOECA

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    My position is trump being on Twitter makes him less likely to become president again. Which is actually how he can make things way worse.

    It’s a low confidence take, but it’s not driven by naïveté, it’s a recognition of the stakes. If him being on Twitter lowers his chance of election by 1% it’s worth doing.
     
  45. wes tegg

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    It doesn't at all lower his chance of election. Have you not paid attention? Every time he tweeted something, he got 24 straight hours of coverage on it. That was basically his entire campaign. He sucked at raising money. Making him actually do that and pay for his coverage is a tremendous disadvantage for him.
     
  46. PeterGriffin

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    “We want Bama Donald Trump”
    -DNC, circa late 2015
     
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  47. NDJOECA

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    That was certainly true pre 2016, I’m far less certain it’s true today. He was raising money off tweets before he had total control of the GOP. He has the full backing of the party apparatus and all of the benefits that go with it now.

    I mean, what exactly do you guys think drove Trump’s historically bad approval numbers? Americans paying careful attention to policy choices? It was because he showed his ass on Twitter every single day.
     
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  48. Gallant Knight

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    Tried to warn y’all about him
     
  49. Bo Pelinis

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    And yet he still nearly won
     
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