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Musk buying twitter
« on: April 25, 2022, 11:56:54 PM »
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2022, 12:01:43 AM »
Shittiest platform. Why even bother?

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2022, 12:05:47 AM »
Shittiest platform. Why even bother?
Makes me wonder if he is up to something
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2022, 12:09:33 AM »
Elon Musk is the shadiest character.

Have you guys seen the Tesla robots he's building?

He's a megalomaniac with the mind of a child playing with Lego.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2022, 12:30:15 AM »
I perused the bodybuilding.com misc section alot as a kid cause I thought it was hilarious.  To get that fix now I follow right wing bodybuilding accounts on Twitter.  I think this is great news in that aspect.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2022, 12:35:23 AM »
I really don't care so long he doesn't let tRump back on the platform. No one needs to hear what he has to say. With how impulsive he is, what he says on twitter has worldwide implications and I am so thankful he is not in office currently. If he gets re-elected and has the ability to shitpost on twitter... I will absolutely be heartbroken.
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2022, 12:56:09 AM »
He should of just bought trumps dumpster fire
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2022, 01:17:22 AM »
What does Musk actually do?

Like, Bezos has way way more than he deserves, but at least he is actually smart.


Musk is going to be a key supporter of whatever fascist gov takes control of the US in the next 10 years.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2022, 01:56:16 AM »
What does Musk actually do?

Like, Bezos has way way more than he deserves, but at least he is actually smart.


Musk is going to be a key supporter of whatever fascist gov takes control of the US in the next 10 years.
He makes bonehead calls about rescuing kids stuck in caves then when doesn't get his way sooks like a 12 year old and makes some dumb accusations

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2022, 03:57:25 AM »
it seems elon musk has the wool pulled over most of society's eyes.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2022, 06:01:21 AM »
I can see him running for US president in a few years.. twitter sucks.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2022, 06:14:31 AM »
What does Musk actually do?

Like, Bezos has way way more than he deserves, but at least he is actually smart.


Musk is going to be a key supporter of whatever fascist gov takes control of the US in the next 10 years.

You don't get as rich as those dudes without being a stone cold psychopath. The only reason they aren't stoned in the street is because most people don't have the proportional mathematical capacity to understand how unfathomably rich they are. There's no defending it.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2022, 06:27:53 AM »
trumps twitter was easily the best thing about him he was comin up with bangers left and right
his 2013 run truly captures the cognitive dissonance between his exterior presentation of power and interior dream of being the NY fashion week correspondent for entertainment tonight



my prediction: twitter stays lame, the "free speech" stuff is just smoke and mirrors, doesnt change as much as conservatives would hope

my dream: all the suspended handles from like 2008 get freed up and i can snag one

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2022, 06:33:00 AM »
Twitter employees having a meltdown haha but I don't see why this buyout is such a huge deal when billionaires do this often. It's no different than Bezos buying the Washington Post, Zuckerberg buying Instagram and WhatsApp, etc..

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2022, 06:34:49 AM »
When you have end-world-hunger money but you buy a tech company instead because you're butthurt about some teenager tracking your private jet.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2022, 08:12:16 AM »
He's a weirdo who embraces his "I'm just a meme" online image because it is disarming and makes him seem less threatening/like a weirdo.
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2022, 08:14:03 AM »
He’s doing it to control one of the main flows of communication on the internet.  The fact that just one man can buy something like this on a whim should be concerning for everybody.  I feel like this is a further slide into authoritarian oligarchy and it’s gonna be a problem. 
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2022, 08:31:39 AM »
I don't understand how he's the richest man alive, what does he actually sell? How many Teslas are actually on the road? doesn't he receive tonnes of government grants of investment and gets tonnes of different tax breaks.
 

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2022, 08:57:14 AM »
When you have end-world-hunger money but you buy a tech company instead because you're butthurt about some teenager tracking your private jet.

these tech fucks couldn't spare to give one billion to help africa or other poor countries all over the world, it would not inflate their ego enough

disgusting as hell

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2022, 09:07:02 AM »
If he actually promotes free speech it'll be "good" and also completely moronic(just think about how shit the internet can be). If he doesn't people will complain just like they already do, so it's whatever.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2022, 09:11:36 AM »
I can see him running for US president in a few years.. twitter sucks.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2022, 09:15:32 AM »
I deactivated my Twitter yesterday, as well as my Facebook account. Tried to delete my LinkedIn account but for some reason it didn't work, they make it really hard. Might leave insta at the end of the year. I don't hate Musk or anything, I'm just slowly getting over social media and excessive phone/computer time in general.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2022, 09:24:14 AM »
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I can see him running for US president in a few years.. twitter sucks.
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John McCain and Ted Cruz weren't born in the US but conservatives will find a way to cheat.





(I'm aware of the technicalities with their birth locations, but if they want to be pedantic crybabies about where Obama was born then I'm holding them to the same standard.)

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2022, 09:32:52 AM »
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I can see him running for US president in a few years.. twitter sucks.
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John McCain and Ted Cruz weren't born in the US but conservatives will find a way to cheat.





(I'm aware of the technicalities with their birth locations, but if they want to be pedantic crybabies about where Obama was born then I'm holding them to the same standard.)
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2022, 10:38:51 AM »
Muska buying twitter

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2022, 10:46:04 AM »
He's a weirdo who embraces his "I'm just a meme" online image because it is disarming and makes him seem less threatening/like a weirdo.

It also makes him 1000% more embarrassing

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2022, 10:46:27 AM »
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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2022, 11:33:51 AM »
Imma go against the grain here and say that Twitter is actually good. It's cool that you can go see verified  expert opinions compared to like reddit where the user could be like a random 8th grader.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2022, 12:05:34 PM »
Imma go against the grain here and say that Twitter is actually good. It's cool that you can go see verified  expert opinions compared to like reddit SLAP where the user could be like a random 8th grader boomer.

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Re: Musk buying twitter
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2022, 12:07:02 PM »
my prediction: twitter stays lame, the "free speech" stuff is just smoke and mirrors, doesnt change as much as conservatives would hope

Agreed, but what will be interesting is to see him run a money-losing company which doesn't rely on massive government handouts to stay afloat. My suspicion with Twitter and Facebook is that they're so useful for the surveillance state that they're both, at this point, effectively "too big to fail".

He’s doing it to control one of the main flows of communication on the internet.  The fact that just one man can buy something like this on a whim should be concerning for everybody.  I feel like this is a further slide into authoritarian oligarchy and it’s gonna be a problem.

No different than Bezos buying the Washington Post. It's amazing to see people pretend like he's doing this out of some kind of noblesse oblige of a free speech purist, rather than to ban people from posting photos of him with Ghislaine Maxwell and from before he had his hairplugs and plastic surgery. I personally find Musk much more annoying and disgusting than Bezos, because at least Bezos has the courtesy of just being evil, whereas Musk is what would happen if made Reddit sentient and gave it $100b (banal evil).
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