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Title: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 04, 2022, 08:33:35 AM
Musk recently asked people about Twitter's censorship and curating.

Today he became their largest shareholder.  [popcorn]

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/04/sht-just-got-real-elon-musk-officially-becomes-twitters-largest-shareholder-let-the-games-begin/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RoadKingLarry on April 04, 2022, 08:37:35 AM
That could be fun to watch. Hell, I might have to get a twitter account just to get in on some of the fun.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 04, 2022, 08:39:10 AM
There's been talk of him buying twitter outright but this will do for now.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on April 04, 2022, 08:43:12 AM
There's been talk of him buying twitter outright but this will do for now.

It's a big jump from 9.2% ownership to even 51%.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 04, 2022, 09:06:28 AM
It's a big jump from 9.2% ownership to even 51%.

He only spent $3 billion for the 9.2%. He could buy the whole company with his pocket change. After 10% though, it's no longer a passive acquisition, so things get more complicated.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on April 04, 2022, 09:14:21 AM
I doubt Twitter will change much because they are too firmly entrenched in their ideology.  Listening to a major stockholder that they disagree with is not in their DNA.  It wouldn't surprise me if they issued more stock just to dilute Musk's holdings.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 04, 2022, 10:11:12 AM
....
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: HankB on April 04, 2022, 10:22:16 AM
He only spent $3 billion for the 9.2%. He could buy the whole company with his pocket change. After 10% though, it's no longer a passive acquisition, so things get more complicated.
Doesn't need to buy the whole company - owning 50% +1 share will do it.  >:D
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: ConstitutionCowboy on April 04, 2022, 10:34:58 AM
This could be a precursor to a hostile takeover.  [popcorn]

Woody
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Pb on April 04, 2022, 11:10:17 AM
This could be a precursor to a hostile takeover.  [popcorn]

Woody

I hope so. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 04, 2022, 11:32:32 AM
The Third Rate Pundit is @bogiestl.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 04, 2022, 01:40:18 PM
Twitter stock up 25% so far today
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on April 04, 2022, 02:27:15 PM
I wonder when President Trump will be unbanned?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on April 04, 2022, 02:31:26 PM
I wonder when President Trump will be unbanned?

Never?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on April 04, 2022, 04:37:48 PM
https://twitter.com/0x49fa98/status/1511030309818707969

Quote
Elon Musk is already making twitter a better place

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FPhCDFPXoAoU_M6?format=jpg&name=small)

This should be a good week for spectating histrionics on Twitter
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 04, 2022, 05:17:13 PM
https://twitter.com/0x49fa98/status/1511030309818707969



(https://c.tenor.com/rwdOoN44fZgAAAAC/well-bye.gif)

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 04, 2022, 05:20:43 PM
https://twitter.com/0x49fa98/status/1511030309818707969

This should be a good week for spectating histrionics on Twitter

I don't care what anyone thinks of Musk, even this one thing is a thumbs up in my book. I hope 10,000 others just like this guy "resign" because of Musk.

Also, as a tangent, I can just about guarantee someone is a mean-spirited bigot if they have the rainbow flag in their avatar.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on April 04, 2022, 10:42:36 PM
Also, as a tangent, I can just about guarantee someone is a mean-spirited bigot if they have the rainbow flag in their avatar.

Don't know if I could guarantee such, but it has certainly become a symbol of bigotry and intolerance.

Ultra-Rich Gay Activist On Targeting Christians: It’s Time To ‘Punish The Wicked’ (https://thefederalist.com/2017/07/19/ultra-rich-gay-activist-targeting-christians-time-punish-wicked/)

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on April 04, 2022, 11:51:04 PM
I don't care what anyone thinks of Musk, even this one thing is a thumbs up in my book. I hope 10,000 others just like this guy "resign" because of Musk.

Also, as a tangent, I can just about guarantee someone is a mean-spirited bigot if they have the rainbow flag in their avatar.

Key & Peele have a skit about that.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on April 05, 2022, 01:07:18 AM
https://twitter.com/0x49fa98/status/1511030309818707969

This should be a good week for spectating histrionics on Twitter
If it was truly a free speech issue, they wouldn't have to constantly "develop" the terms and conditions.  They would just enforce them.  The only reason to change them all the time is to target people they don't like.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 05, 2022, 07:52:23 AM
https://twitter.com/0x49fa98/status/1511030309818707969

This should be a good week for spectating histrionics on Twitter

It appears that it's a satire account.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 05, 2022, 08:39:53 AM
Musk has been named to the twitter board of directors, which from the news I just saw on the teevee, means he can only own 14.9% stock in the company.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 05, 2022, 10:18:22 AM
Quote
    Looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/05/new-twitter-board-member-elon-musk-teases-significant-improvements-to-twitter-in-coming-months-and-ceo-parag-agrawal-pretends-to-be-thrilled/

Just the idea he could start making changes has got them hitting the panic button  [popcorn]

Would love to see him show up for his first board meeting wearing a MAGA hat  :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 05, 2022, 10:41:49 AM
Anyone got VIP access? Would love to see what this says

Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon offers some valuable insight into Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/05/babylon-bee-ceo-seth-dillon-offers-some-valuable-insight-into-elon-musks-twitter-takeover/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 05, 2022, 10:42:41 AM
Speaking of BB :rofl:

Liberals Outraged To Learn 10% Of Twitter Now Owned By African-American
https://babylonbee.com/news/liberals-outraged-to-learn-10-of-twitter-now-owned-by-african-american
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 05, 2022, 12:44:35 PM
https://babylonbee.com/news/liberals-outraged-to-learn-10-of-twitter-now-owned-by-african-american

Quote
Other Twitter employees expressed excitement over the new ownership—especially for the free White Claws now available in every break room.

Brandon Herrera owns Twitter?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 05, 2022, 02:57:31 PM
Related, Tulsi Gabbard on shadow banning. I disagree with around 50% of what she says. I want to hear what she has to say.

https://youtu.be/e3PL_255pJw
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 05, 2022, 04:18:24 PM
https://twitter.com/SethDillon/status/1511325246967660547

Quote
Seth Dillon
@SethDillon
Musk reached out to us before he polled his followers about Twitter's commitment to free speech. He wanted to confirm that we had, in fact, been suspended. He even mused on that call that he might need to buy Twitter. Now he's the largest shareholder and has a seat on the board.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 05, 2022, 04:22:23 PM
Brandon Herrera owns Twitter?

What? No. Musk is South African

Oh wait, the White Claws. Took me a moment.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 05, 2022, 04:25:37 PM
Oh wait, the White Claws. Took me a moment.

 =)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 05, 2022, 05:01:28 PM
Ha ha - the Substack comms VP always comes up with good lines to tweak the SJWs.  :laugh:

Quote
Lulu Cheng Meservey
@lulumeservey
Substack is hiring!

If you’re a Twitter employee who’s considering resigning because you’re worried about Elon Musk pushing for less regulated speech… please do not come work here.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Pb on April 05, 2022, 05:26:30 PM
 =)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 05, 2022, 05:52:11 PM
"My name is Jackson Mulholland& I'm one of many ppl here working at @Twittein charge of developing terms &conditions for users.  We're not stripping away 'free speech', we're protecting users from bullies, bigots, & spam.Irefuse to work with or for @elonmusk. I'm resigning."

Doublethink?

Anyhow, relevant to that mindset:

"Any book worth banning is a book worth reading."
--Asimov

And I keep thinking of the so-called Hays Code for movies and books that were "banned in Boston." 

Terry, 230RN


Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 06, 2022, 11:35:19 AM
"Elon Musk Must Be Stopped" FB page
Apparently he's the most evil person ever

https://www.facebook.com/groups/181713272438415/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 06, 2022, 12:00:06 PM
Apparently people in Twitter's hometown are all... atweet.... about Elon buying into Twitter, and they're not happy.

Twitter employees are also upset, and apparently resignations are up.

Well, at least Substack is hiring.

Only they're not hiring whiney Twitter people.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/substack-vp-warns-twitter-employees-resigning-elon-musk-please-do-not-come-work-here
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on April 07, 2022, 07:20:42 AM

Twitter employees are also upset, and apparently resignations are up.


Draining the swamp.  =D

https://babylonbee.com/news/not-to-be-outdone-bill-gates-buys-92-of-myspace

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 07, 2022, 09:26:07 AM
Apparently people in Twitter's hometown are all... atweet.... about Elon buying into Twitter, and they're not happy.

Twitter employees are also upset, and apparently resignations are up.

Well, at least Substack is hiring.

Only they're not hiring whiney Twitter people.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/substack-vp-warns-twitter-employees-resigning-elon-musk-please-do-not-come-work-here

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/x383/WLJohnson1/Forum%20stuff/.highres/funny-gifs-every-night.gif?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 08, 2022, 03:23:03 PM
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/c6ebfce742aa3dfd4b93f7434a49a0eb/f323447d667beaea-fc/s400x600/aa89a878e69426b30c2627faf2bf823f5d737134.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 08, 2022, 03:25:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSSSPVPB4zI
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 09, 2022, 09:26:41 AM
The Washington Post is concerned that rich people might use their money to control media.  :rofl:

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/04/09/hot-take-in-the-bezos-owned-wapo-about-need-to-prevent-rich-people-from-controlling-media-cracks-up-elon-musk/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 10, 2022, 08:54:18 AM
Musk is running another poll  :rofl:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1512966135423066116?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Quote
    Convert Twitter SF HQ to homeless shelter since no one shows up anyway

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 10, 2022
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 10, 2022, 09:44:03 AM
Quote
Convert Twitter SF HQ to homeless shelter since no one shows up anyway

That's awesome!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 10, 2022, 09:56:56 AM
I figure that he's basically found a hobby, and will be monkeywrenching a bit of the stupidity.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 10, 2022, 10:17:04 AM
Like Trump Musk has found trolling the left is super easy and fun if you know what buttons to push and you don't give a rat's arse what they say about you .
I expect them to call for a boycott of Tesla which will probably backfire just like it did with CFA
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 10, 2022, 10:26:31 AM
 :rofl:

Elon while the rest of the Twitter Board Members look on RN: pic.twitter.com/7rHB3sbfj8
https://twitter.com/allreactionvidz/status/1165719773776371712

    — Colt Yohman (@CStyles45) April 10, 2022

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Jim147 on April 10, 2022, 11:38:15 AM
Titter

https://www.dailywire.com/news/elon-musk-asks-followers-if-twitter-needs-a-name-change-delete-the-w
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 10, 2022, 02:39:39 PM
I was going to suggest Natter but there's a natter.com anyway.  Don't know what they "do," though, just found them on a check search.

I don't get out much.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Fly320s on April 10, 2022, 07:33:03 PM
Titter

https://www.dailywire.com/news/elon-musk-asks-followers-if-twitter-needs-a-name-change-delete-the-w

Shitter seems more accurate.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: HeroHog on April 10, 2022, 07:53:15 PM
"Twatter"
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 10, 2022, 08:32:36 PM
Splatter
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on April 10, 2022, 09:41:26 PM
Sputter
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 10, 2022, 09:45:34 PM
Triggered
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RoadKingLarry on April 10, 2022, 09:58:04 PM
Blather.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: zxcvbob on April 10, 2022, 10:02:24 PM
Twaddle
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on April 10, 2022, 11:49:06 PM
Twits.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 11, 2022, 07:50:42 AM
I see Musk has decided not to join the board of directors. Not enough info for me to discuss what that might mean, other than the Twitter CEO sent some internal memo out about people on the board of directors having to "work in the best interests of the company".

Maybe Musk decided that would constrain him too much. Or maybe he's just gonna sell all his shares this week and make a few billion in profits.  =)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on April 11, 2022, 08:19:30 AM
Maybe Musk decided that would constrain him too much. Or maybe he's just gonna sell all his shares this week and make a few billion in profits.  =)

Could be he wants to eventually purchase a controlling interest in the company, or maybe he just wants to make some money off the stock buy.  It's going to be interesting and fun to watch if it's the former.  The tenor of Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal's message to the employees has a note of concern to it, I think.  He is wondering what Musk is up to.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 11, 2022, 09:02:50 AM
Could be he wants to eventually purchase a controlling interest in the company, or maybe he just wants to make some money off the stock buy.

I just saw on the TV that not being on the board means he can do a hostile takeover of the company.  =D
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Pb on April 11, 2022, 09:36:46 AM
I just saw on the TV that not being on the board means he can do a hostile takeover of the company.  =D

From your mouth to Musk's ears...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 11, 2022, 10:17:08 AM
Either
a) He's bored with it already
b) He's got too much on his plate already
C) He's planning a hostile takeover
d) He's planning something else on his secret Bond villain island
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on April 11, 2022, 10:22:48 AM
I see Musk has decided not to join the board of directors. Not enough info for me to discuss what that might mean, other than the Twitter CEO sent some internal memo out about people on the board of directors having to "work in the best interests of the company".

Maybe Musk decided that would constrain him too much. Or maybe he's just gonna sell all his shares this week and make a few billion in profits.  =)

As a director, there would be some kind of constraint limiting him to some arbitrary percentage (around 15%, IIRC) of ownership. By not joining the board, he can buy as much as he wants.

Also, that announcement from the CEO mentioned something about directors having a "fiduciary duty." Basically, that means directors are supposed to do what's in the financial interests of the shareholders, not rock the boat. Taken together, those two factors wouod significantly tie Elon's hands if he really wants to upset the apple cart.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on April 11, 2022, 04:48:02 PM
If he was on the board, he would be limited to 15% of the companies stock.

Twitter: giving twits with nothing to say a place to say it
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 14, 2022, 07:10:53 AM
Looks like Musk is starting a hostile takeover bid...

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/elon-musk-offer-buy-twitter-take-it-private
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 14, 2022, 08:10:26 AM
Looks like Musk is starting a hostile takeover bid...

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/elon-musk-offer-buy-twitter-take-it-private


This will be interesting. I'm guessing Trump is a little ticked off about it though...  :laugh:

Also I just heard on Maria Bartiromo's show that the NFT of Jack Dorsey's first tweet, which sold not long ago for $2.9 million, is currently on the market again. Current bids (all dozen of them) are ranging from $6 to $277. Tells you a little something about the worth of both NFTs, and that jackass Dorsey.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 14, 2022, 08:20:00 AM
Seren's coming out with her own line of NFTs.

She figures Non Fungible Turds is the wave of the future and, with the looming fertilizer shortage, will have greater long-term value.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Fly320s on April 14, 2022, 08:27:21 AM
Seren's coming out with her own line of NFTs.

She figures Non Fungible Turds is the wave of the future and, with the looming fertilizer shortage, will have greater long-term value.

I'm jumping on that bandwagon with NFFs.  Non fungible fungus. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: fifth_column on April 14, 2022, 09:02:24 AM
Apparently, Musk wants to take the company private. This is from the SEC filing at https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/0001418091/000110465922045641/tm2212748d1_sc13da.htm (https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/0001418091/000110465922045641/tm2212748d1_sc13da.htm)

Quote
Bret Taylor

Chairman of the Board,

 I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy. 

 However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company.

 As a result, I am offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, a 54% premium over the day before I began investing in Twitter and a 38% premium over the day before my investment was publicly announced. My offer is my best and final offer and if it is not accepted, I would need to reconsider my position as a shareholder.
 
Twitter has extraordinary potential.  I will unlock it.

 
/s/ Elon Musk

He's certainly playing for keeps, although it sounds like he'd divest his shares if he can't have the whole company. I hope he succeeds in the purchase. I think it'll be difficult to keep the platform from devolving into chaos. I envision a very low signal to noise ratio would result very quickly. I'm curious what policies he'd enact.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 14, 2022, 09:11:05 AM
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Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 14, 2022, 09:43:13 AM
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    I am frightened by the impact on society and politics if Elon Musk acquires Twitter. He seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.

    — Max Boot 🇺🇦 (@MaxBoot) April 14, 2022
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/14/dont-like-it-build-your-own-platform-bro-max-boot-admitting-hes-frightened-of-elon-musk-allowing-free-speech-on-twitter-goes-so-wrong/

Let what he said there sink in for a moment.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RoadKingLarry on April 14, 2022, 09:44:14 AM
I'm jumping on that bandwagon with NFFs.  Non fungible fungus.

That reminds me, I need to clean my shower...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 14, 2022, 09:55:18 AM
And now I want popcorn...

Goddamn it.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 14, 2022, 09:58:38 AM
And now I want popcorn...

Goddamn it.

As long as it's not that microwave in a bag crap.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 14, 2022, 10:06:14 AM
Quote
   I am frightened by the impact on society and politics if Elon Musk acquires Twitter. He seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.

    — Max Boot 🇺🇦 (@MaxBoot) April 14, 2022
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/14/dont-like-it-build-your-own-platform-bro-max-boot-admitting-hes-frightened-of-elon-musk-allowing-free-speech-on-twitter-goes-so-wrong/

Let what he said there sink in for a moment.

But wait there's more
He decided to drag Trump into this

Quote
    All the hyperventilating from Trumpist trolls in response to this post (claiming that content moderation=fascism) is a good example of the worst of social media. It’s corrosive tendencies should be curbed not amplified. Trump must never be allowed on Twitter again. https://t.co/hp8zvFfUKM

    — Max Boot 🇺🇦 (@MaxBoot) April 14, 2022
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/14/cope-more-max-boot-makes-things-worse-defending-his-whining-about-elon-musk-and-free-speech-by-blaming-wait-for-it-trump/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 14, 2022, 11:08:50 AM
Musk is manspreading!!!

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/14/msnbc-analyst-anand-giridharadas-says-elon-musk-is-why-to-abolish-billionaires-warns-that-people-like-musk-will-manspread-economic-power/

It's both funny and scary to see the outrage of people who want to curate and control speech "to create a better society".
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 14, 2022, 02:21:51 PM
And - total coincidence - the gov just launched multiple investigations against Musk for non-related stuff.

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/04/14/amazing-coincidence-sec-doj-reportedly-launch-joint-investigation-into-elon-musks-company/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: JTHunter on April 14, 2022, 02:37:59 PM
If Musk dumps his 9.2% stake in twaddle, won't that cause other shares to tank as well?
Could he be using that tactic to "convince" (coerce) others to sell to him to avoid a meteoric crash in their shares prices?
  ;)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: AZRedhawk44 on April 14, 2022, 05:47:23 PM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10718427/Elon-Musk-tries-buy-Twitter-41billion-Tesla-CEO-offers-54-20-share.html

Quote
'How much of Twitter does the Kingdom own, directly & indirectly? What are the Kingdom’s views on journalistic freedom of speech?' Musk asked bin Talal.

I personally don't think he actually wants Twitter.  He does love tweaking political extremists, and he's been at odds with both Trump and Biden in the past.

I think he's after a good old payday here though.  He's going to drive the stock price up and liquidate his shares.  Twitter is a cesspool.  Freedom of speech is pointless at 148 characters or whatever their size limit is for a tweet.  You can't reason, you can't elucidate.  You can only exclaim and rile people up.  It's a soundbite platform.

That, and Musk has long said that his companies exist for the purpose of making mankind multiplanetary.  Twitter isn't even within an order of magnitude as valuable as Starlink.  Dude will be the first trillionaire when that is fully operational.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 14, 2022, 06:51:18 PM


I personally don't think he actually wants Twitter.  He does love tweaking political extremists, and he's been at odds with both Trump and Biden in the past.

I think he's after a good old payday here though.  He's going to drive the stock price up and liquidate his shares.  Twitter is a cesspool.  Freedom of speech is pointless at 148 characters or whatever their size limit is for a tweet.  You can't reason, you can't elucidate.  You can only exclaim and rile people up.  It's a soundbite platform.

On the first, I'm starting to lean that way probability-wise.

On the second, Gotta agree. It's basically shouting headlines with no story. I think Twitter would have been the bomb for what was supposed to have been a big part of its mission on launch: A way to communicate  important information quickly in emergencies, or in foreign lands where a totalitarian government is shutting down free speech, etc. It turns out Twitter is the totalitarian though.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 14, 2022, 08:04:05 PM
If anyone cares, @bogiestl
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 14, 2022, 08:38:09 PM
Hmmm

‘It’s Get-Out-The-Popcorn Time’: Musk Could Buy Twitter Even If His Offer Is Refused. Here’s How.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/its-get-out-the-popcorn-time-musk-could-buy-twitter-even-if-his-offer-is-refused-heres-how
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2022, 07:52:32 AM
If nothing else, it has been entertaining to read the various outrage screeds by people afraid that points of views different from theirs might no longer be censored. It's also interesting that the loudest voices seem to be "journalists".

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/14/daily-beast-columnist-says-if-we-walk-out-the-door-the-moment-elon-musk-takes-over-twitter-it-is-nothing/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 15, 2022, 08:44:56 AM
Seems like there are two kinds of people.
 
Those who think that you have the right to an opinion, even if it is not their opinion, and those who don't.
 
And those who don't seem to have a pretty fair amount of power.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on April 15, 2022, 09:17:21 AM
Musk is no longer the largest shareholder in Twitter.  Vanguard has increased their stake to 10.3%.  I suspect Musk will sell his holdings and take whatever profits he can from the deal.  He's made his point, though it was kind of tilting at windmills for all the good it did.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2022, 09:23:48 AM
Musk is no longer the largest shareholder in Twitter.  Vanguard has increased their stake to 10.3%. 

Well, I think this is the first time that I've ever been disappointed in Vanguard's investment strategy. I'll need to read up on why they did this. Up until now, they have always seemed to me to be good at focusing at making me money, not focusing on "social investing" bullshit.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2022, 10:34:51 AM
Some good words from Glenn Greenwald:

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/15/this-glenn-greenwalds-thread-dragging-media-for-showing-how-desperately-they-crave-censorship-for-others-is-straight-freakin-fire/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 15, 2022, 11:45:12 AM
Well, I think this is the first time that I've ever been disappointed in Vanguard's investment strategy. I'll need to read up on why they did this. Up until now, they have always seemed to me to be good at focusing at making me money, not focusing on "social investing" bullshit.

My guess is that it's primarily about protecting the value of their position in the company and not about some social campaign.

A hostile takeover bid could ramp up Twitter's value short term, but it could just as easily end with a collapse in its value.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2022, 11:59:22 AM
My guess is that it's primarily about protecting the value of their position in the company and not about some social campaign.

A hostile takeover bid could ramp up Twitter's value short term, but it could just as easily end with a collapse in its value.

I just don't understand why they're heavily invested in it in the first place. It's not that great performing of a stock.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 15, 2022, 03:25:29 PM
Quote
Twitter’s board of directors has issued a new “shareholder rights plan” to block Elon Musk’s proposed buyout offer, a major setback to the billionaire’s efforts to take full financial control of the company.

The plan was adopted “following an unsolicited, non-binding proposal to acquire Twitter,” the company’s board of directors noted in a press release announcing the change.

This maneuver, known in the finance world as a poison pill, blocks hostile takeovers by giving certain shareholders the right to purchase more stock if an outsider attempts to seize control.

Twitter board announces poison pill measure to block Musk buyout
https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/15/23024978/elon-musk-twitter-buyout-offer-ownership-deal-finance


Twitter Just Blocked Elon Musk Buyout With Poison Pill! What That Is & The Battle Is Just Beginning!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TZLM5nZAZI
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 15, 2022, 03:33:28 PM
Quote
Another buyer is reportedly working on a potential bid for Twitter as entrepreneur Elon Musk is trying to buy the entire company with a massive $43 billion bid.

“Private equity giant Thoma Bravo is working on a possible bid for Twitter … setting up what could be a rival to Elon Musk’s offer for the social giant,” the New York Post reported. “It’s not clear what Thoma Bravo might bid or when it would present the Twitter board with its bid. The firm has an internal team working on the potential transaction.”
Another Buyer Working On ‘Possible Bid’ To Buy Twitter As Musk Tries To Take Over: Report
https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-another-buyer-working-on-possible-bid-to-buy-twitter-as-musk-tries-to-take-over-report
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: fifth_column on April 15, 2022, 03:49:00 PM
Twitter board sets up a "poison pill" defense:  AP News (https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-elon-musk-shareholder-rights-board-of-directors-35b7210a6c847d055ba690167a9092fb).

There's already talk by shareholders about legal action against the board for neglecting their fiduciary responsibilities. I gotta get more popcorn . . . .    [popcorn]
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on April 15, 2022, 03:58:24 PM
With this poison pill and all the buying, that will raise the price of the stock. At some point Musk may decide it's not worth it and sell. At that point the stock price will crash to what it's actually worth, Musk makes billions, and those that blocked him lose. He wins either way.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2022, 04:33:05 PM
I'm not the only one wondering what Vanguard (and Blackrock) think they're doing. Good points about buying high, especially regarding Vanguard, whose motto is supposed to be "don't just do something, stand there".

If things come to pass as Bedlamite suggested, Vanguard is going to be looking pretty stupid.

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/15/not-a-financial-decision-it-never-was-jeff-carlson-lays-into-twitter-for-taking-poisonpill-to-reject-elon-musk-in-zero-punches-pulled-thread/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2022, 04:37:41 PM
Oh, and Twitter just suspended "libsoftiktok". The equivalent sites making fun of what conservatives ay are all still active.

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/15/paging-elon-jonathan-turley-nails-twitter-in-brutal-thread-using-their-targeting-of-libsoftiktok-to-prove-how-biased-the-tech-giant-really-is/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: JN01 on April 15, 2022, 05:32:04 PM
If nothing else, it has been entertaining to read the various outrage screeds by people afraid that points of views different from theirs might no longer be censored. It's also interesting that the loudest voices seem to be "journalists".

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/14/daily-beast-columnist-says-if-we-walk-out-the-door-the-moment-elon-musk-takes-over-twitter-it-is-nothing/

From the comments:
Quote
Dave is currently actively participating in the social engineering experiments of an out of control megalomaniac but lacks the awareness to recognize it.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 15, 2022, 06:22:18 PM
I'm still kind of thinking he's just messing with them
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: fifth_column on April 15, 2022, 06:28:20 PM
Oh, and Twitter just suspended "libsoftiktok". The equivalent sites making fun of what conservatives ay are all still active.

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/15/paging-elon-jonathan-turley-nails-twitter-in-brutal-thread-using-their-targeting-of-libsoftiktok-to-prove-how-biased-the-tech-giant-really-is/

They're back already.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 15, 2022, 10:44:51 PM
Most entertaining thread evvvar.

With this poison pill and all the buying, that will raise the price of the stock. At some point Musk may decide it's not worth it and sell. At that point the stock price will crash to what it's actually worth, Musk makes billions, and those that blocked him lose. He wins either way.

You suppose we could hire him for a dollar a year as Secretary of National Strategy?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on April 16, 2022, 08:59:52 AM
Musk is reportedly working with another potential investor to help him buy Twitter.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/musk-in-talks-with-investors-to-join-his-bid-to-take-over-twitter-report (https://www.dailywire.com/news/musk-in-talks-with-investors-to-join-his-bid-to-take-over-twitter-report)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 16, 2022, 12:29:32 PM
No longer a Bond Vilian. Now a right wing extremist.

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/04/16/occupy-democrats-support-twitters-corporate-takeover-defense-effort-against-right-wing-billionaire/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 16, 2022, 04:51:46 PM
 [popcorn]

Elon Musk points out that ‘with Jack departing, the Twitter board collectively owns almost no shares!’
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/04/16/elon-musk-points-out-that-with-jack-departing-the-twitter-board-collectively-owns-almost-no-shares/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 16, 2022, 08:16:20 PM
"Elon Musk is in for a bad time.

I’m not sure he’s prepared to take on a couple PhDs, a few MBAs, and a Baroness..."

"‘Amazing coincidence’! SEC & DOJ reportedly launch ‘joint investigation’ into Elon Musk’s company."

But of course.  He's only got a Bachelor's degree.

Are they also investigating Twitter?  Kinda makes you wonder why Jack left.

Cheap pun; apologies in advance:  "Rats deserting a stinking ship?"
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 17, 2022, 08:11:34 PM
Tangent but related:

A California billionaire is running for the senate. Why? To destroy Elon Musk. It appears even his fellow dems aren't too crazy about it, even if they hate Musk too.

A couple of interesting points from the article as to why he's using a senate run to do this:

Political ads cost less, so he gets more bang for the buck in his Musk dissing, and there are apparently some special free speech rules as a political candidate that let him kinda say whatever he wants about Musk without any burden of proof or civil liability for slander.

This guy must really hate Musk.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/16/don-odowd-elon-musk-00025688
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 17, 2022, 08:18:50 PM
Most folks on the left REALLY hate... I don't quite know why. Maybe mommy and daddy issues.
 
They don't seem to understand math either.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on April 17, 2022, 09:09:32 PM
Most folks on the left REALLY hate... I don't quite know why. Maybe mommy and daddy issues.
 
They don't seem to understand math either.

Math is racist you bigot.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on April 17, 2022, 10:06:46 PM
(https://i0.wp.com/politicallyincorrecthumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/elon-twitter-blocking-expose-shadow-ban-censor-sworn-testimony-thugs.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 17, 2022, 10:45:13 PM
(https://media.patriots.win/post/wbqgcAF0JsQk.jpeg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 17, 2022, 10:49:57 PM
At least they're only shooting words and dollars at each other.

"We're only enforcing our community standards and the hell with your community standards."  Not a real quote, but might as well be one.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on April 17, 2022, 11:04:46 PM
Tangent but related:

A California billionaire is running for the senate. Why? To destroy Elon Musk. It appears even his fellow dems aren't too crazy about it, even if they hate Musk too.

A couple of interesting points from the article as to why he's using a senate run to do this:

Political ads cost less, so he gets more bang for the buck in his Musk dissing, and there are apparently some special free speech rules as a political candidate that let him kinda say whatever he wants about Musk without any burden of proof or civil liability for slander.

This guy must really hate Musk.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/16/don-odowd-elon-musk-00025688
Doesn't that go both ways?  Commentary about the candidate is pretty wide open also.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on April 17, 2022, 11:05:51 PM
(https://i0.wp.com/politicallyincorrecthumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/elon-twitter-blocking-expose-shadow-ban-censor-sworn-testimony-thugs.jpg)
I heard speculation that he will find proof elements of the Govt or the parties are paying to push propaganda. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 17, 2022, 11:26:47 PM
^
"I heard speculation that he will find proof elements of the Govt or the parties are paying to push propaganda."

But you have no proof of that.

I repeat:

1.There is no proof without evidence.
2. There is no evidence without investigation.
3. There is no investigation without suspicion.
4. But suspicion without proof is paranoia, so shut up, you paranoid conservative.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on April 18, 2022, 12:58:25 AM
^
"I heard speculation that he will find proof elements of the Govt or the parties are paying to push propaganda."

But you have no proof of that.

I repeat:

1.There is no proof without evidence.
2. There is no evidence without investigation.
3. There is no investigation without suspicion.
4. But suspicion without proof is paranoia, so shut up, you paranoid conservative.

The Alphabet Four-step.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 18, 2022, 02:03:54 PM
Quote
    Why are they afraid of a champion of free speech? Why such a frenzy of self-imposed terror?

    — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 17, 2022
Quote
    This is how #Twitter deals with free speech. The warning came up within two seconds of posting this tweet. pic.twitter.com/hEh8XpCpIl

    — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 17, 2022
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/18/frenzy-of-self-imposed-terror-james-woods-mocks-twitter-as-only-he-can-for-being-wussies-about-elon-musk-and-free-speech/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on April 18, 2022, 03:08:59 PM
^
"I heard speculation that he will find proof elements of the Govt or the parties are paying to push propaganda."

But you have no proof of that.

I repeat:

1.There is no proof without evidence.
2. There is no evidence without investigation.
3. There is no investigation without suspicion.
4. But suspicion without proof is paranoia, so shut up, you paranoid conservative.
Which is why I called it speculation. 

Even if all the truth and documentation were uncovered and made public, a portion of the electorate would hear about it, another portion wouldn't believe it, and it would never be prosecuted if illegal.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 18, 2022, 07:38:02 PM
Do y'all remember Cokie Roberts?
 
Back in the 1980s, maybe early 90s, she opined that online systems were bad, because they removed the media gatekeepers from the stories, and people could share news without their vetting.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 20, 2022, 04:25:03 PM
Quote
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·
16h
_______ is the Night
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on April 20, 2022, 04:51:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rmfqn4H.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 20, 2022, 06:14:03 PM
The Alphabet Four-step.

But it seems like a lot of people never go "up" from 4, "...suspicion without proof is paranoia, so shut up, you paranoid conservative," since they don't want to be labeled as paranoid (in the street sense.)

So speculation/suspicion/fear of approbation seems to impede the rest of the process:

"But you have no proof, so shut up, you paranoid right-winger, you."

Terry "Did you ever watch an alley cat cross the alley?," 230RN
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 21, 2022, 01:01:53 AM
I remember the 1980s and 1990s when "gun people" managed to produce some _serious_ conspiracy nuts.
 
The left has whipped their asses in Teh Krazi...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on April 21, 2022, 01:27:33 AM
But it seems like a lot of people never go "up" from 4, "...suspicion without proof is paranoia, so shut up, you paranoid conservative," since they don't want to be labeled as paranoid (in the street sense.)

So speculation/suspicion/fear of approbation seems to impede the rest of the process:

"But you have no proof, so shut up, you paranoid right-winger, you."

Terry "Did you ever watch an alley cat cross the alley?," 230RN

That's a feauture, not a bug.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 21, 2022, 10:34:06 AM
Ouch!

Not even CLOSE! Elon Musk wipes the FLOOR with blue-check attempting to smear and discredit him in EPIC set-the-record-straight thread
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/21/not-even-close-elon-musk-wipes-the-floor-with-blue-check-attempting-to-smear-and-discredit-him-in-epic-set-the-record-straight-thread/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 21, 2022, 11:25:38 AM
I've been in a room where someone who was piled high and deep said something patronizingly nasty to an ol' boy with just a bachelors in the field...
 
The ol' boy's response?
 
"So, how many patents do you have?"
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 21, 2022, 03:19:41 PM
Quote
    BREAKING: Elon Musk has

    1. $25.5B in financing for Twitter from a group of banks led by Morgan Stanley—includes $12.5B in margin loan against his Tesla shares.

    2. The rest of the money ($21 B) is coming out of his own pocket. (SEC filing)

    Translation: THIS GUY IS SERIOUS.

    — Trish Regan (@trish_regan) April 21, 2022

Musk Announces He’s Secured Funding For Twitter, Details Potential Next Move To Work Around Unresponsive Board
https://www.dailywire.com/news/musk-announces-hes-secured-funding-for-twitter-details-potential-next-move-to-work-around-unresponsive-board

Elon Musk Makes Big Announcement On Purchasing Twitter & The Board Cannot Stop Him Now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAr1XuEsj7M
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Jim147 on April 21, 2022, 05:40:24 PM
And so it begins.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 23, 2022, 08:18:40 AM
This is great! For as long as twitter leaves it up, anyways.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/04/23/elon-musk-compares-bill-gates-to-the-pregnant-man-emoji/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 23, 2022, 12:53:08 PM
This is why we need Musk

Quote
    Twitter says it will no longer allow advertisers on its site who deny the scientific consensus on climate change, echoing a policy already in place at Google. https://t.co/k81ii345em

    — The Associated Press (@AP) April 23, 2022
Quote
    “Ads shouldn’t detract from important conversations about the climate crisis,” the company said in a statement outlining its new policy Friday.

    There was no indication that the change would affect what users post on the social media site, which along with Facebook has been targeted by groups seeking to promote misleading claims about climate change.

    The announcement coinciding with Earth Day came hours before the European Union agreed upon a deal requiring big tech companies to vet their sites more closely for hate speech, disinformation and other harmful content.
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/23/twitter-will-no-longer-allow-advertisers-who-deny-the-scientific-consensus-on-climate-change/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 24, 2022, 12:10:06 PM
Quote
    The Barbarians are at the Gate

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 22, 2022
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/24/twitter-better-hope-elon-musks-tweet-about-barbarians-is-not-foreshadowing-because-if-it-is-*expletive deleted*it-is-about-to-get-real/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on April 24, 2022, 12:24:53 PM
https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/as-musk-bids-for-twitter-his-fight-to-tweet-freely-hits-snag
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 24, 2022, 01:52:35 PM
Bloomberg News? Bloomberg News?  Bloomberg?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 25, 2022, 09:25:28 AM
Looking like it's gonna happen:

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/25/reee-twitter-set-to-accept-elon-musks-best-and-final-offer-and-lefty-twitter-has-gone-into-full-out-meltdown-mode/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 25, 2022, 09:37:11 AM
AH MAH GERDZ! FREE SPEEZH IS DED!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 10:06:17 AM
(https://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/c6/c64e22f2d89ab6ebf1d94321220073e6.jpeg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on April 25, 2022, 10:16:48 AM
https://www.businessinsider.com/ron-santis-hold-twitter-board-accountable-poison-pill-elon-musk-2022-4

Quote
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press conference Tuesday that the state will attempt to hold Twitter's board of directors "accountable" for their poison pill defense against Elon Musk's potential hostile takeover.
-------------------------------
Florida's state pension fund holds 949,690 shares in Twitter as of Dec. 31, according to Bloomberg.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on April 25, 2022, 11:06:43 AM
Somedays Ron just needs to learn to keep his mouth shut.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on April 25, 2022, 01:47:33 PM
Somedays Ron just needs to learn to keep his mouth shut.

But is he wrong?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on April 25, 2022, 02:31:41 PM
But is he wrong?

Probably.  I know there were rumblings of lawsuits from shareholders about the boards fiduciary responsibility in [attempting to] block the acquisition, but I think an argument could easily be made that the board figured that Elon was a polarizing enough figure that overall the acquisition would cost Twitter value and money, so they were acting responsibly.  At least I assume that's what the board's lawyers would say.

So it's probably a frivolous threat.

On top of that the State of Florida's pension fund's stake in Twitter is pretty small, and the pension fund is well leveraged against market volatility, so there's some question if it would actually hurt FL.  But the real issue is that DeSantis is a government executive that has much more important *expletive deleted*it to be working on in FL. He could work on the Open Carry he talked about, for instance.  Ron has really embraced the Trump "Every headline is a good headline" idea, and, I think, really enjoys seeing himself on TV.  So he says *expletive deleted*it that will get him on TV.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 02:37:27 PM
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.

Quote
    How many Russian Oligarchs are propping up this @elonmusk @twitter bid right now, do ya think?

    It sure would fix everything for putin, tang and the rest of the complicit super rich if this platform was run by them.

    After the takeover, I wouldn’t DM anymore if I were you.

    — yvette nicole brown (@YNB) April 25, 2022

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown suspects ‘Russian Oligarchs are propping up’ Elon Musk’s Twitter bid, shares a piece of post-‘takeover’ advice
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/25/actress-yvette-nicole-brown-suspects-russian-oligarchs-are-propping-up-elon-musks-twitter-bid-shares-a-piece-of-post-takeover-advice/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on April 25, 2022, 02:59:53 PM
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown suspects ‘Russian Oligarchs are propping up’ Elon Musk’s Twitter bid, shares a piece of post-‘takeover’ advice
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/25/actress-yvette-nicole-brown-suspects-russian-oligarchs-are-propping-up-elon-musks-twitter-bid-shares-a-piece-of-post-takeover-advice/


Honest question: Are Russian oligarchs worse than who's in charge of Twitter now?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 03:03:26 PM
Twitter board agrees to $44bn takeover by Elon Musk
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61222470
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 03:05:00 PM
(https://c.tenor.com/vJNnoGk1n04AAAAd/snowflake-triggered.gif)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Brad Johnson on April 25, 2022, 03:42:51 PM
Twitter board agrees to $44bn takeover by Elon Musk
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61222470

 [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn]

Brad
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on April 25, 2022, 03:46:41 PM
Probably.  I know there were rumblings of lawsuits from shareholders about the boards fiduciary responsibility in [attempting to] block the acquisition, but I think an argument could easily be made that the board figured that Elon was a polarizing enough figure that overall the acquisition would cost Twitter value and money, so they were acting responsibly.  At least I assume that's what the board's lawyers would say.

So it's probably a frivolous threat.

On top of that the State of Florida's pension fund's stake in Twitter is pretty small, and the pension fund is well leveraged against market volatility, so there's some question if it would actually hurt FL.  But the real issue is that DeSantis is a government executive that has much more important *expletive deleted*it to be working on in FL. He could work on the Open Carry he talked about, for instance.  Ron has really embraced the Trump "Every headline is a good headline" idea, and, I think, really enjoys seeing himself on TV.  So he says *expletive deleted*it that will get him on TV.
You are probably right that the State of Florida wouldn't have much to say about it.  However, I heard a similar comment from someone else (before DeSantis spoke up) about Twitter's board doing a poison pill plan, that it would overall hurt shareholders which is not what they are supposed to be doing.  How far someone could take that legally is question I can't answer. 

Moot point now. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on April 25, 2022, 04:30:35 PM
Is there anyone more savvy in business than I that can explain what happens next?  Elon's SEC filing stated his intention to take Twitter private.  Do the shareholders vote on the deal?  Do they all just get a check for $54 per share for whatever they had?  Why is the stock still trading (as of market close today)?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 25, 2022, 04:59:51 PM
Twitter locks down product changes:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-25/twitter-locks-down-product-changes-after-agreeing-to-musk-bid?srnd=premium

Quote
Product changes will require approval from a vice president, the people said. Twitter imposed the temporary ban to keep employees who may be miffed about the deal from “going rogue,” according to one of the people.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 25, 2022, 05:17:03 PM
Obi-Wan : I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

Elon Musk: I just bought Twitter.

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 05:18:59 PM
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/x383/WLJohnson1/FRNPS4gXMAEQV8I.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 25, 2022, 05:21:30 PM
Twitter locks down product changes:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-25/twitter-locks-down-product-changes-after-agreeing-to-musk-bid?srnd=premium

I wouldn't be surprised if some employees have already acted to delete data:

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/25/one-request-for-elon-musk-audit-the-twitter-logs-to-show-how-our-communications-were-manipulated/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 05:26:35 PM
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/x383/WLJohnson1/FRN2WcEWUAMsV7T.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 05:28:06 PM
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/x383/WLJohnson1/FRN13q_WQAIXIOw.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 05:34:07 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if some employees have already acted to delete data:

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/25/one-request-for-elon-musk-audit-the-twitter-logs-to-show-how-our-communications-were-manipulated/

Don't be surprised if some unexplained fires break out in the server rooms.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 05:38:22 PM
Meanwhile at twitter

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/x383/WLJohnson1/FRN8uIfXEAArVYi.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 25, 2022, 05:56:21 PM
This is  cracking me up. This exactly what these shmucks were telling others to do "and if you don't like it, tough", but now they're upset they may have to take their own advice.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/25/build-your-own-sounds-like-robert-b-reich-wants-to-leave-twitter-and-keep-his-followers-is-haunted-by-old-tweets/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: fifth_column on April 25, 2022, 06:44:46 PM
And of course the Biden admin wants to look into online misinformation. Reforming Section 230 is a valid topic after all . . . .

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10752593/Psaki-hints-Biden-Twitter-Musk-takes-concerns-power.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10752593/Psaki-hints-Biden-Twitter-Musk-takes-concerns-power.html)

Psaki: "the president has long been concerned about the power of large social media platforms"

His main concern is making sure those that run them toe the correct line . . .
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 25, 2022, 06:50:12 PM
Psaki: "the president has long been concerned about the power of large social media platforms"

I wouldn't be surprised if they now decide they need to have DOJ "do something" about big tech twitter.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 07:11:23 PM
Musk could buy a painting with the loose change in his couch
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 25, 2022, 07:12:07 PM
Meanwhile at twitter

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/x383/WLJohnson1/FRN8uIfXEAArVYi.jpg)

Stealing and posting on Facebook!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 07:49:39 PM
The ACLU: Absolute free speech is unacceptable

Quote
    Human rights groups including the ACLU and Amnesty International raised concerns about hate speech on Twitter and the power that Elon Musk, a self-described 'free speech absolutist,' would have after his acquisition https://t.co/U3h2usxiKp pic.twitter.com/mlhwzzF9OJ

    — Reuters (@Reuters) April 25, 2022

Reuters: Human rights groups like the ACLU and Amnesty International have ‘raised concerns’ about hate speech on Twitter
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/25/reuters-human-rights-groups-like-the-aclu-and-amnesty-international-have-raised-concerns-about-hate-speech-on-twitter/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: BobR on April 25, 2022, 07:57:39 PM
Stealing and posting on Facebook!

You too.  :rofl:


bob
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Andiron on April 25, 2022, 08:51:19 PM
The ACLU: Absolute free speech is unacceptable

Reuters: Human rights groups like the ACLU and Amnesty International have ‘raised concerns’ about hate speech on Twitter
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/25/reuters-human-rights-groups-like-the-aclu-and-amnesty-international-have-raised-concerns-about-hate-speech-on-twitter/

Wait,  that's allowed again?  Finally,  I'm freed from the prison that is Ifunny and Gab!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 09:17:26 PM
The owner of Chinazon thinks twitter now has a China problem

Quote
    Interesting question. Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square? https://t.co/jTiEnabP6T

    — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 25, 2022

FAIL: Christina Pushaw & others give Jeff Bezos the wedgie of self-awareness after attempt to connect Musk’s Twitter purchase to China
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/04/25/fail-christina-pushaw-others-give-jeff-bezos-the-wedgie-of-self-awareness-after-attempt-to-connect-musks-twitter-purchase-to-china/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Jim147 on April 25, 2022, 10:26:30 PM
Just wait until he moves the HQ to Texas.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 10:28:58 PM
And of course the Biden admin wants to look into online misinformation. Reforming Section 230 is a valid topic after all . . . .

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10752593/Psaki-hints-Biden-Twitter-Musk-takes-concerns-power.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10752593/Psaki-hints-Biden-Twitter-Musk-takes-concerns-power.html)

Psaki: "the president has long been concerned about the power of large social media platforms"

His main concern is making sure those that run them toe the correct line . . .

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/x383/WLJohnson1/FRNLBU_XIAAbqi4.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: HeroHog on April 25, 2022, 11:25:57 PM
My last Twitter post:
Quote
HeroHog @SpeedyMercer
#ElonMusk #ElonMuskBuyTwitter #ElonMuskTwitter
I, for one, WELCOME our reptilian overlord. LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC and the US Constitution, ALL OF IT!!!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 25, 2022, 11:35:04 PM
You now have a follower.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 25, 2022, 11:47:16 PM
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/x383/WLJohnson1/images(1).jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 25, 2022, 11:59:30 PM
Consulting group I used to work for had a Friday Afternoon Happy Hour at a mexican restaurant adjacent to the hotel where the out-of-town folks stayed. The VP picked up the tab. There was serious drinking. And there was a whiteboard and someone keeping notes, and "no idea is a bad idea" about various strategy topics.
 
Some excellent stuff came out of that. A few really horrid ideas, but when folks got lubed enough, they just said what they really thought, and that often was right.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 08:13:18 AM
Enter David Hogg
He's got fellow Super Genius Musk all figured out

‘Hear me out’: David Hogg thinks Elon Musk may use Twitter’s data to build a ‘humanoid robot’
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/04/26/hear-me-out-david-hogg-thinks-elon-musk-may-use-twitters-data-to-build-a-humanoid-robot/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 09:14:06 AM
Caravan Of Liberal Refugees Arrives At MySpace Border
https://babylonbee.com/news/caravan-of-liberal-refugees-arrives-at-myspace-border
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 10:14:39 AM
Gaslighting turned to 11
This MSNBC guy is worried twitter is going start doing what twitter has been doing

https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1518777886668374016
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 10:17:37 AM
And Trumps says he's not going back to twitter

Quote
“I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH,” Trump told Fox News. “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH.
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/04/26/good-news-the-biggest-fear-for-many-twitter-employees-and-the-naacp-with-elon-musk-in-charge-isnt-going-to-happen/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 26, 2022, 10:42:10 AM
Are there any estimates as to when I can start posting pics of my guns on Faisbook?

And why do I have the suspicion there's a  lot of backups on Faisbook being reviewed for "accuracy?"

Or is Faisbook now the "rescue helicopter" (as depicted above) for aggrieved Leftists?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 12:28:05 PM
Quote
    The View's Sunny Hostin: "So when Elon Musk says, 'wow, this is about free speech,' seems to me that it’s about free speech of straight white men." pic.twitter.com/q6jmGVK1gX

    — John Cooper (@thejcoop) April 26, 2022

Well now you know
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 12:39:39 PM
Quote
    Think of the damage Zuckerberg has done.
    Musk is a Piers Morgan level media thirsty, vindictive, white supremacist who is looking to convince you he is an innovative disruptor.

    — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 25, 2022

Well now you know because you now.....know
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 01:08:52 PM
Nice list

‘Men DON’T have periods’: Sara Gonzales tweets EVERYTHING (and then some) Twitter has suspended Conservatives for saying before and it’s GLORIOUS
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/26/men-dont-have-periods-sara-gonzales-tweets-everything-and-then-some-twitter-has-suspended-conservatives-for-saying-before-and-its-glorious/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on April 26, 2022, 01:37:16 PM
Related note:

I don't know how much time this crowd spends on twitter, but today, all of a sudden, literally hundreds of conservatives leaning tweets are just appearing by like magic on peoples timelines.  Conservative folks are all of a sudden reaching followers that are interested in their views and engaging on threads.

An example: https://twitter.com/monsterhunter45/status/1518978445631401986  ( I already followed Larry, but he's seeing a bunch of movement)


IraqVetern8888 and John Ringo showed up on my feed today, and I didn't even know they were on Twitter.

The deal isn't actually done yet, so it's not like Elon is in there tearing things up.  I have two theories:  Twitter employees aren't as monolithic as everyone thought, and folks that previously felt the need to keep a head down and go with the liberal flow are feeling empowered to tweak stuff (probably not), or there was a shadowban algorithm, and someone nuked it before Elon could make it public.  By the time the deal is done there will be no evidence that algorithmic de-platforming ever occurred.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: fifth_column on April 26, 2022, 03:25:32 PM
Related note:

I don't know how much time this crowd spends on twitter, but today, all of a sudden, literally hundreds of conservatives leaning tweets are just appearing by like magic on peoples timelines.  Conservative folks are all of a sudden reaching followers that are interested in their views and engaging on threads.

An example: https://twitter.com/monsterhunter45/status/1518978445631401986  ( I already followed Larry, but he's seeing a bunch of movement)


IraqVetern8888 and John Ringo showed up on my feed today, and I didn't even know they were on Twitter.

The deal isn't actually done yet, so it's not like Elon is in there tearing things up.  I have two theories:  Twitter employees aren't as monolithic as everyone thought, and folks that previously felt the need to keep a head down and go with the liberal flow are feeling empowered to tweak stuff (probably not), or there was a shadowban algorithm, and someone nuked it before Elon could make it public.  By the time the deal is done there will be no evidence that algorithmic de-platforming ever occurred.

It's also possible people that had left have now returned. I think the theory that someone at twitter has "untweaked" the algorithm is the most likely though.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on April 26, 2022, 03:27:42 PM
I keep wondering if Musk is as much a free speech advocate as he claims.

 [popcorn]

https://www.mediaite.com/tech/lawrence-fossi-speaks-out-on-elon-musk/

(Use reader view if you can't read it.)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on April 26, 2022, 03:40:53 PM
Musk's Twitter Purchase Fails After 138,000 Board Votes Found Overnight
https://babylonbee.com/news/musks-twitter-purchase-fails-after-138000-board-votes-found-overnight

Quote
When the final votes were tallied, the takeover bid failed by a final tally of 10 votes for, 138,000 votes against. While the final result came as a shock to most observers, Agrawal said the election was fair.
...............
Quote
Musk later tweeted that he was planning a demonstration at Twitter headquarters on May 6 to protest the results. His account was then permanently suspended by Twitter for questioning the integrity of the election.

 =D

(https://media.babylonbee.com/articles/article-11000-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2022, 03:47:00 PM
 =D

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/26/men-dont-have-periods-sara-gonzales-tweets-everything-and-then-some-twitter-has-suspended-conservatives-for-saying-before-and-its-glorious/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on April 26, 2022, 04:05:07 PM
Related note:

I don't know how much time this crowd spends on twitter, but today, all of a sudden, literally hundreds of conservatives leaning tweets are just appearing by like magic on peoples timelines.  Conservative folks are all of a sudden reaching followers that are interested in their views and engaging on threads.

An example: https://twitter.com/monsterhunter45/status/1518978445631401986  ( I already followed Larry, but he's seeing a bunch of movement)


IraqVetern8888 and John Ringo showed up on my feed today, and I didn't even know they were on Twitter.

The deal isn't actually done yet, so it's not like Elon is in there tearing things up.  I have two theories:  Twitter employees aren't as monolithic as everyone thought, and folks that previously felt the need to keep a head down and go with the liberal flow are feeling empowered to tweak stuff (probably not), or there was a shadowban algorithm, and someone nuked it before Elon could make it public.  By the time the deal is done there will be no evidence that algorithmic de-platforming ever occurred.

Ding ding ding!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 04:12:12 PM
We need algorithmic justice!

Dem Sen. Ed Markey says we need laws to ‘promote algorithmic justice’ as a safeguard against Elon Musk’s ‘dangerous influence’
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/26/dem-sen-ed-markey-says-we-need-laws-to-promote-algorithmic-justice-as-a-safeguard-against-elon-musks-dangerous-influence/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 04:33:01 PM
Hit piece after hit piece on the internet today.
Here's a doozy

Elon Musk Proves Yet Again That He's Just Not Very Bright
America's dumbest smart guy strikes again with an idiotic take on subways.
https://gizmodo.com/elon-musk-proves-yet-again-that-hes-just-not-very-brigh-1848835670
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 26, 2022, 04:44:07 PM
All that and umpteen slides to clobber an offhand incorrect remark?

I think he left his pewpewpewpewpewpewpewpew auto firing switch on.  Talk about being "triggered."

Some of these people are going to be poisoned by their own vitriol.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on April 26, 2022, 04:49:34 PM
We need algorithmic justice!

Dem Sen. Ed Markey says we need laws to ‘promote algorithmic justice’ as a safeguard against Elon Musk’s ‘dangerous influence’
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/26/dem-sen-ed-markey-says-we-need-laws-to-promote-algorithmic-justice-as-a-safeguard-against-elon-musks-dangerous-influence/

At this point, I'm pretty sure "________ justice" is just commie-speak for "absurd or downright evil things voters would overwhelmingly reject if we didn't cloak them in buzzzwords."
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 05:13:47 PM
Musk could

https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1518777886668374016

Quote
    “You could secretly ban one party’s candidate…secretly turn down the reach of their stuff and turn up the reach of something else and the rest of us might not even find out about it until AFTER the election.”

    pic.twitter.com/yPMbtSN2wx

    — Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) April 26, 2022

You mean just like twitter?  :facepalm:

Yeah that came from MSNBC

MSNBC’s Ari Melber warns that Elon Musk could secretly ban one party’s candidate from Twitter
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/26/msnbcs-ari-melber-warns-that-elon-musk-could-secretly-ban-one-partys-candidate-from-twitter/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2022, 05:21:13 PM
MSNBC’s Ari Melber warns that Elon Musk could secretly ban one party’s candidate from Twitter
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/26/msnbcs-ari-melber-warns-that-elon-musk-could-secretly-ban-one-partys-candidate-from-twitter/

Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 26, 2022, 05:24:05 PM
I'll just leave this here:

https://twitter.com/mbesheer/status/1518581620969771009

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2022, 05:30:48 PM
I'll just leave this here:

https://twitter.com/mbesheer/status/1518581620969771009

Quote
If all it takes to solve world hunger is $43 Billion, then why hasn't any government done so yet?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: fifth_column on April 26, 2022, 05:34:59 PM
I keep wondering if Musk is as much a free speech advocate as he claims.

 [popcorn]

https://www.mediaite.com/tech/lawrence-fossi-speaks-out-on-elon-musk/

(Use reader view if you can't read it.)

Here's his latest tweet (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1519036983137509376?s=20&t=wZwI7CLVPRq4KVUDXm_ylg) on free speech:
Quote
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law.

I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law.

If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect.

Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people.
2:33 PM · Apr 26, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Is he lying? Maybe. It's not illegal to lie . . .
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 06:36:21 PM

Quote
    Twitter lawyer responsible for decision to boot President Trump off Twitter on Jan 6, 2021 cried at Twitter employee meeting on the take-over by Musk. She has been in charge of all content moderation and was also behind the ban of New York Post article on Hunter Biden's computer. https://t.co/xC5w0ZgFRC

    — Tricia D (@patriciamdavis) April 26, 2022
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/26/twitters-top-lawyer-cried-during-a-meeting-about-elon-musks-takeover-of-the-company/

(https://media4.giphy.com/media/kkEm7G8KUezK/giphy.gif)

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2022, 06:41:43 PM
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/26/twitters-top-lawyer-cried-during-a-meeting-about-elon-musks-takeover-of-the-company/

[img]https://media4.giphy.com/media/kkEm7G8KUezK/giphy.gif

So no more fawning glamour articles on her by Politico, I guess.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 26, 2022, 07:14:36 PM
What's cracking me up is that all these twitter employees are coming out with statements right now as if "new twitter" will cover for their lies the same as "old twitter". For some of this stuff, whether they nuke algorithms or whatever, it doesn't matter. What they say, along with documented evidence to the contrary, clearly shows they're lying.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/26/twitter-engineer-insists-that-suppression-of-the-hunter-biden-laptop-story-wasnt-targeted-censorship/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on April 26, 2022, 07:53:31 PM
(https://i.redd.it/w72wk677huv81.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: fifth_column on April 26, 2022, 08:22:10 PM
I don't want to turn this into a microcosm of twitter or anything but this is too good not to share:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52032832154_3fa3e36ed0_n.jpg)

Originally posted by some Libertarian account.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 08:27:07 PM
I haven't seen this much stupid since the great 2016 liberal migration to Canada.

‘Anti-racism educator’ says we’re ‘gonna have to deal with Nazis the way our grandparents did’ because of Elon Musk
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/26/anti-racism-educator-says-were-gonna-have-to-deal-with-nazis-the-way-our-grandparents-did-because-of-elon-musk/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 08:33:50 PM
I don't want to turn this into a microcosm of twitter or anything but this is too good not to share:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52032832154_3fa3e36ed0_n.jpg)

Originally posted by some Libertarian account.

I think it is ~$24b, or something like that, of his money. Proportionally about what you would spend on a used car.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on April 26, 2022, 10:27:21 PM
I haven't seen this much stupid since the great 2016 liberal migration to Canada.

‘Anti-racism educator’ says we’re ‘gonna have to deal with Nazis the way our grandparents did’ because of Elon Musk
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/26/anti-racism-educator-says-were-gonna-have-to-deal-with-nazis-the-way-our-grandparents-did-because-of-elon-musk/
Bolded for truth. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 26, 2022, 10:42:17 PM
Quote
Andrew Lawrence
@andrewlawrence
·
20h
Elon Musk could have put that $44billion towards tackling world poverty, instead he's used it to send millions of woke Liberal narcissists into a spiral of depression, and honestly I think it's money well spent.

Quote
Anthony Cabassa
@AnthonyCabassa_
·
22h
Can @elonmusk
 buy California next?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 27, 2022, 11:00:16 AM
Expect more crying

Elon Musk weighed in on the Hunter Biden and Sussmann stories and there’s not enough popcorn in the world for what’s about to happen
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/04/27/elon-musk-weighed-in-on-the-hunter-biden-story-and-the-sussmann-trial-and-theres-not-enough-popcorn-in-the-world-for-whats-about-to-happen-a/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 27, 2022, 11:38:50 AM
Give them a list of the leftest hate speech still up and info them this will have to go as well.

Quote
    I am told this morning that Apple and Google will remove Twitter from the App Store if it does not moderate and remove hate speech under @ElonMusk.

    This isn’t a new policy, but a commitment already made.

    Amazon Web Services has the same commitment.

    So there’s that.

    — Shaun King (@shaunking) April 27, 2022
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/04/27/shaun-king-says-apple-and-google-will-remove-twitter-from-their-app-stores-if-elon-musk-wont-moderate-hate-speech/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 27, 2022, 11:43:35 AM
Well, given that we know what their definition of hate speech is -- any speech that doesn't conform to their very left-leaning view of the world, including men can menstruate/have babies, there are 1,206,127,279x10196 genders, that America actually started in 1619 and then was violently overthrown by a bunch of rich white men, etc. -- it's a foregone conclusion that Twitter will be deplatformed.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 27, 2022, 11:57:56 AM
Now he's putting the lives of twitter execs at risk

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/27/complete-bs-saagar-enjeti-busts-wapo-journo-who-straight-up-lied-about-him-in-order-to-paint-elon-musk-as-a-safety-threat/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: French G. on April 27, 2022, 12:09:16 PM
Pretty sure that if he can buy twitter, build a space internet company etc that he can make an App Store. I didn’t know I needed this but the memes are better than the great triggering. (Inauguration 2017)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 27, 2022, 01:17:38 PM
Now he's putting the lives of twitter execs at risk

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/27/complete-bs-saagar-enjeti-busts-wapo-journo-who-straight-up-lied-about-him-in-order-to-paint-elon-musk-as-a-safety-threat/


Well, the Post is simply outing White Racist Hate Speech lovers.

What, he's not white?

Doesn't matter, he's a White Racist Hate Speech lover.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 27, 2022, 01:21:46 PM
Quote
I am told this morning that Apple and Google will remove Twitter from the App Store if it does not moderate and remove hate speech under @ElonMusk.

So what? Musk can make it available for download most anywhere he wants. Sure, there are a couple of extra steps if you're not using Play or Store, depending on your settings, but big deal.

I'm thinking this "hostage" crap that was pulled on Parler is no longer going to happen. You have Rumble guaranteeing service for these sites now, and I wouldn't be surprised if Musk makes an instant workaround if Apple and Google do this, to the detriment of them both. Big tech is no longer calling the shots, I think.

Related, I see that there are a ton of articles out now listing "all" the alternatives to twitter. Parler and Truth are not listed in the "all". Of all the sites they do list, the only one I've heard of is mastadon, and only because it has been in the news for the past few days listed as a "safe space". 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 27, 2022, 01:35:30 PM
Herrrre's Everything is about race Joy Reid

Quote
MSNBC host Joy Reid came up with an insane theory to explain why billionaire Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk decided to buy Twitter.

During her show on Tuesday, Reid claimed Musk bought Twitter because he yearns for the days of apartheid South Africa.

"They don't want to just be in the club. They are on the — they've been described as being on the outside of the culture looking in through the glass, but they don't just want to come in. They want to come in and be able to punch people in the face and walk around and laugh about it and to not have anyone be able to stop them. The thing is, the enjoyment they get out of being in this 'town square' is being able to harass people, being able to attack people," Reid said.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 27, 2022, 03:58:57 PM
Twitter executive accuses Musk of MISOGYNY for criticizing firm's top lawyer over her 'incredibly inappropriate' censorship of Hunter Biden laptop story - but Elon continues attacking Twitter and points out Trump's Truth Social is beating it
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10756831/Elon-Musk-slams-Twitters-lawyer-sobbed-bought-social-media-network.html

Elon Musk Just TORCHED Twitters Top Lawyer For Left Wing Bias! Old Joe Rogan Interview Resurfaces!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPVsaAsJUCw
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 27, 2022, 04:04:42 PM
Quote
Dataracer
@Dataracer117
Twitters Saftey executive Vijaya Gadde sent these 3 tweets to the journalist herself to smear Elon Musk.

They were all screen captured within 1 min of being posted, at a similar time, on 3 different posts. None by Elon Musk.

Kinda sloppy on this hit job.
https://twitter.com/Dataracer117/status/1519277255171530755
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 27, 2022, 04:09:20 PM
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1519377424437243904/photo/1
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 27, 2022, 04:45:41 PM
Wow

Elon Musk LOCKS OUT Twitter Staff On Fears Of SABOTAGE After Slack Messages LEAK!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae0o4nhLDDg
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 27, 2022, 05:10:16 PM
Wow

Elon Musk LOCKS OUT Twitter Staff On Fears Of SABOTAGE After Slack Messages LEAK!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae0o4nhLDDg

That was first announced maybe two days ago? I thought I read it on Fox, but it may have been somewhere else, and it apparently wasn't at the behest of Elon Musk, it was Twitter's current management who did it, apparently.

This is from Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/26/twitter-lock-source-code-elon-musk/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 27, 2022, 07:15:56 PM
Babylon Bee remains in Twitter jail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOenZRqMCWA
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 27, 2022, 07:18:02 PM
Babylon Bee remains in Twitter jail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOenZRqMCWA

 :rofl:

Love the Trump and Gina background.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 27, 2022, 09:31:10 PM
=D
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RoadKingLarry on April 27, 2022, 09:37:54 PM
I just hope he doesn't pull a Trump and hang on to all the old guard in Twitter's staff.

I suspect Trump's lack of instant swamp-draining was unwise, although I defended it back then. Silly me.

Single biggest mistake Trump made was not immediately firing everyone he was legally/constitutionally entitled to purge.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: JTHunter on April 27, 2022, 11:15:12 PM
Single biggest mistake Trump made was not immediately firing everyone he was legally/constitutionally entitled to purge.

Spot on Larry !!  :rofl:  :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 28, 2022, 12:38:55 AM
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/elon-musk-teases-buying-more-companies-including-coca-cola-to-add-back-the-cocaine

Quote
"Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in," Musk quipped in a late-night tweet Wednesday.

...

Billy Markus, the co-creator of Dogecoin who uses the Twitter name "Shibetoshi Nakamoto" (a reference to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by the inventors of Bitcoin), asked Musk, "can you buy fox I want another season of ‘firefly’." "Firefly" (2002-2003) became a cult classic, despite getting canceled after only one season.

"Some sci-fi that actually features sci-fi would be great," Musk replied.

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 28, 2022, 06:55:37 AM
I want him to buy Bushmaster and absolutely flood the streets with rifles.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Fly320s on April 28, 2022, 07:20:55 AM
I want him to buy Bushmaster and absolutely flood the streets with rifles.

Musk will buy all of the gun companies, but make only Hipoints.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 07:58:22 AM
 :rofl:

Winning: Elon Musk Makes All Of Bill Gates's Tweets Autocorrect To Say 'Poopy Butt'
https://babylonbee.com/news/winning-elon-musk-makes-all-of-bill-gates-tweets-autocorrect-to-poopy-butt
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: HeroHog on April 28, 2022, 07:59:45 AM
Musk will buy all of the gun companies, but make only Hipoints.

At least they would be fairly accurate and dependable...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 08:02:06 AM
At least they would be fairly accurate and dependable...

You just have to plug them in overnight every 300-400 shots or so.
But on the bright side they will auto shoot.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 08:05:32 AM
 :rofl:

Twitter Employee Undergoes Therapy Over Elon Musk Takeover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFNCsSBnYVg
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 28, 2022, 08:09:24 AM
Twitter Employee Undergoes Therapy Over Elon Musk Takeover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFNCsSBnYVg

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

"If he buys our free speech platform, people will be able to have free speech on our platform! "

"Well that's just stupid..."



"Everyone who disagrees with me is a Nazi! "

Whoa. Now that's hitting home.

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 08:15:47 AM
And in other Elon news

I didn't know he dated Amber Heard for a year.  yikes!

Elon Musk, James Franco won’t testify at Depp-Heard trial after all
https://nypost.com/2022/04/27/elon-musk-james-franco-wont-testify-at-johnny-depp-amber-heard-trial/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: fifth_column on April 28, 2022, 08:31:33 AM
My favorite fake (at least I think it's a fake) Musk tweet so far:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52035606146_bef08d1c61_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 09:05:11 AM
He responded to this one

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/x383/WLJohnson1/FRZViwWX0AMsqQ1(1).jpg)

Quote
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·
11h
Listen, I can’t do miracles ok
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 28, 2022, 09:07:31 AM
Zero-thickness edges:

----------
Stephen Miller
@StephenM
·
22h
I, for one, am enraged by the sinister
@elonmusk
 plot to allow ordinary citizens—many without PHDs, let alone NYT subscriptions—to freely express themselves & question the unblemished wisdom of politicians, gov’t experts, even CEOs. This is the dark & dangerous road to democracy.

(Bolding mine --230RN)

----------

Kassy Dillon
@KassyDillon
·
22h
I just paid off my student loans, and now Joe Biden expects me to pay off other people's. No thanks.

(Maybe they can set aside some freshly-printed money just for you to pay it off.)

----------

Seth Dillon
@SethDillon
·
14h
Objecting to Twitter becoming politically neutral is to admit that it isn’t.

(Say, whut?  You trying to start trouble?  Why, doublethink is at the core of Leftist thinking.)

----------

Terry, 230RN

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 09:13:31 AM
Posted ysterday

Breakingviews: Elon Musk probably won’t buy Twitter
https://www.reuters.com/breakingviews/elon-musk-probably-wont-buy-twitter-2022-04-27/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 09:26:43 AM
Jussie Smollet to the red courtesy phone

Quote
Anand Giridharadas @ The.Ink
@AnandWrites
Some Musk bro just confronted me at an airport, right outside security, but only once he had cleared it, in case you’re wondering whether this digital army he is unleashing is online-only.
7:34 PM · Apr 27, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
https://twitter.com/AnandWrites/status/1519459971011911682?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Quote
    Did you have a $5 footlong in your hand?

    Were they wearing Tesla hats, and screaming 'This is MUSK COUNTRY!!!!!'???

    — Shay Patrick Cormac (@ShayCormac_1) April 28, 2022
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/28/this-is-tesla-country-anand-giridhardas-terrifying-tale-of-some-musk-bro-confronting-him-would-make-jussie-smollet-proud/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 02:23:55 PM
Quote
Watcher.Guru
@WatcherGuru
JUST IN: The FCC, FTC and DOJ were asked to block Elon Musk’s deal to acquire Twitter after claiming the transaction poses a “direct threat to American democracy and free speech”.

The Commissioner responded and said they had no authority to block the purchase.
https://twitter.com/WatcherGuru/status/1519507566820315136

Quote
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·
11h
Replying to
@WatcherGuru
FCC FTW!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on April 28, 2022, 05:51:55 PM
(https://i.redd.it/r2h2yk17cbw81.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 07:57:31 PM
Quote
“I want Twitter to do well. I just have no faith that under Elon Musk that Twitter would continue to be a place where women, people of color or LGBT people could use it at all,” she said.

Is NBC News Serious With This Piece About Elon Musk and Twitter?
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/04/28/is-nbc-news-serious-with-this-piece-about-elon-musk-and-twitter-n2606447
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 08:08:38 PM
Democrat senators say Elon Musk should be called to testify over his plans to overhaul Twitter
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/04/28/democrat-senators-say-elon-musk-should-be-called-to-testify-over-his-plans-to-overhaul-twitter/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 28, 2022, 09:31:12 PM

Quote
Pranay Pathole
@PPathole
·
6h
The hate @elonmusk
 receives is unfair. Elon is one of the greatest engineers of this generation. The man is solving climate change, reusable rockets, existential risk with AI, traffic, & free speech. He's an inspiration.
Quote
LabPadre
@LabPadre
Replying to
@PPathole
 and
@elonmusk
Ignorance and jealousy brings out the worst in people. They have no idea what they're hating.
5:41 PM · Apr 28, 2022·Twitter for Android
https://twitter.com/LabPadre/status/1519793945777262593?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Eembeddedtimeline%7Ctwterm%5Eprofile%3ALabPadre%7Ctwgr%5EeyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3NwYWNlX2NhcmQiOnsiYnVja2V0Ijoib2ZmIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19%7Ctwcon%5Etimelinechrome&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.starshipstalker.com%2F
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 09:57:53 AM
Quote
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·
1h
The far left hates everyone, themselves included!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 11:30:44 AM
Quote
    BTW, since it seems to be the latest “thing” on here. I’m stating that I’m staying on Twitter. Besides I think @elonmusk is adorbs. Also, full disclosure: I’m trying to pitch Elon to hire me as face of Twitter. #dumpthebird 😉😏

    — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 28, 2022
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/04/29/unlike-other-hollywood-whiners-losing-their-minds-over-elon-musk-buying-twitter-william-shatner-embraces-it-in-perfect-tweet/

Waiting on Takei's take  [popcorn]
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 12:16:39 PM
Yes Virginia they are this dumb

S.E. Cupp gets the feeling that Elon Musk ‘is going to run for president’ (so who wants to tell her?)
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/29/s-e-cupp-gets-the-feeling-that-elon-musk-is-going-to-run-for-president-so-who-wants-to-tell-her/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 29, 2022, 12:46:54 PM
I'll bid $100 for the privilege of telling her.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 29, 2022, 02:29:06 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FRgvsxIUUAAfjtW?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Boomhauer on April 29, 2022, 02:41:48 PM
For real fun he should eliminate the liberal’s coveted blue checkmarks 😂
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 02:58:38 PM
AOC is mad now

AOC is pretty disgusted that a billionaire like Elon Musk has the nerve to criticize ‘the extreme far left’ (no word on if she’ll return her Tesla)
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/04/29/aoc-is-pretty-disgusted-that-a-billionaire-like-elon-musk-has-the-nerve-to-criticize-the-extreme-far-left-no-word-on-if-shell-return-her-tesla/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 04:26:16 PM
No wonder she's crying

Quote
Twitter’s chief lawyer — seen as the social network’s top advocate for censoring conservatives — is among the highly paid executives who stand to lose their job if Elon Musk completes his takeover of the company.

Vijaya Gadde, who earned $17 million last year as Twitter’s top legal counsel, could be on the chopping block as Musk is reportedly planning to slash jobs and reduce executive pay as he looks to secure financing for his Twitter bid.
Twitter’s ‘chief censor’ making $17M per year could be fired by Elon Musk
https://nypost.com/2022/04/29/twitters-chief-censor-making-17m-per-year-could-be-fired/

[popcorn]
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 29, 2022, 05:16:58 PM
No wonder she's crying
Twitter’s ‘chief censor’ making $17M per year could be fired by Elon Musk
https://nypost.com/2022/04/29/twitters-chief-censor-making-17m-per-year-could-be-fired/

[popcorn]

Interesting with lefties, that when they're making millions, they "deserve" it all.

I guess it's a mindset that I don't understand, but if I'd been making $17mil/yr for the last few years and I got some new boss who fired me, even for no reason at all, I'd happily walk away, no hard feelings, and enjoy the dough I'd made.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 05:18:59 PM
Interesting with lefties, that when they're making millions, they "deserve" it all.

I guess it's a mindset that I don't understand, but if I'd been making $17mil/yr for the last few years and I got some new boss who fired me, even for no reason at all, I'd happily walk away, no hard feelings, and enjoy the dough I'd made.

Be willing to bet good money she blows it on parties and whatnot and has almost if not zero in her bank account.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on April 29, 2022, 05:19:46 PM
Interesting with lefties, that when they're making millions, they "deserve" it all.

I guess it's a mindset that I don't understand, but if I'd been making $17mil/yr for the last few years and I got some new boss who fired me, even for no reason at all, I'd happily walk away, no hard feelings, and enjoy the dough I'd made.

If you aren't stupid, that's enough to retire on, even if you're still in your 20's. But I bet WLJ is right.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 05:22:08 PM
If you aren't stupid, that's enough to retire on, even if you're still in your 20's. But I bet WLJ is right.

"If you aren't stupid"

That's the hard part for many
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on April 29, 2022, 05:23:05 PM
Posted ysterday

Breakingviews: Elon Musk probably won’t buy Twitter
https://www.reuters.com/breakingviews/elon-musk-probably-wont-buy-twitter-2022-04-27/

So is the deal happening, or not?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 05:26:36 PM
So is the deal happening, or not?

Everything I've seen says yes but some lib rags are trying to scream no
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 29, 2022, 05:33:30 PM
So is the deal happening, or not?


I read that article and all I could think was that it was the author's desperate hope that his article would somehow derail the Twitter take over and "Liberal-mode free speech" would be safe.

The whole time I was reading it I was thinking -- "This is nothing more than a spoiler article."
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 29, 2022, 05:36:22 PM
Musk will buy all of the gun companies, but make only Hipoints.

You know what? I'm down with that just because of liberal rage tears.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on April 29, 2022, 06:53:00 PM
I can't breathe  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Quote
    Billionaires be like “the extreme far left is taking over” when the “extreme far left” in the US is “medicine shouldn’t bankrupt you,” “wages should cover rent,” & “maybe it’s bad that Wall St companies profit off mass surveillance, manufactured housing crises, and caging people”

    — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 29, 2022
Quote
All the US billionaire votes combined couldn’t even come in 2nd for an NY city council election. That’s why they stay pressed

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 29, 2022
Quote
    Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special

    — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 29, 2022

Heeeeere's Elon

Quote
    Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy ☺️

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2022


 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

In case you don't remember not too long ago AOC said that the only reason Rs criticize her is because she won't date them

‘I’m dead’! Elon Musk’s comeback to AOC’s criticism is the ‘LOL of the century’
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/04/29/im-dead-elon-musks-comeback-to-aocs-criticism-is-the-lol-of-the-century/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on April 29, 2022, 10:00:37 PM
I'm sure Musk’s a pretty bright guy, so I wonder if he writes his own snappy comebacks, or if he has help. Could be both, I guess.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 29, 2022, 10:49:00 PM
Twitter employees react:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0BQl_zzCE
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on April 30, 2022, 06:40:22 AM
Twitter employees react:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0BQl_zzCE


That was pretty damned funny!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 30, 2022, 07:13:23 AM
A couple of those are my customers/neighbors. I misgender someone at least once a week. Wear a damn sign, already...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 30, 2022, 08:09:33 AM
dOUBLE POST
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on April 30, 2022, 08:16:08 AM
Twitter employees react:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0BQl_zzCE

JP is the best of the best of the red-pilled.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on April 30, 2022, 10:05:05 AM
My utterest favest: Blue haired lady person object.  Oscarette deserved.  And the gloves were perfectly scintillating haut couture.

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Jim147 on April 30, 2022, 03:36:32 PM
I've enjoyed twitchy for years but never downloaded Twitter. Until yesterday.

Just looking it over a little and this popped up. World of Engineering: Elon Musk should seriously consider renaming Twitter to MySpaceX.

Made me laugh.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on April 30, 2022, 11:43:56 PM
@bogiestl, aka Third Rate Pundit.
 
Helps to have a sense of humor.
 
Regarding gloves?
 
There seems to be more than a few of the more serious covid-dancers who are wearing the blue "surgical" gloves, with cotton jersey gloves over them, with leather gloves on top. Sometimes winter ski-type gloves. Haven't seen too many of the "doing dishes and watching my nails" type. My favorite with the triple-glover with welding gauntlets...
 
Gloves are becoming a bit easier to get (at least the thick black kind that folks who work on transmissions like), but decent respirators are still "you gotta know someone." We keep them in the back for real customers.
 
There are still people out there who think that there are hundreds of people dying daily from the coof in this city... And it is Trump's/Musk's fault...
 
One of the groups which has largely been masked up until now, often with gloves, were POC... Okay... Black people. And I'm lately seeing less and less of those... Either they're dying off (doubtful), or waking up. I'm thinking the latter...
 
Of course, some see it as fashion. And, frankly, it was...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 02, 2022, 01:14:20 PM
Elon Musk Will Reinstate Donald Trump On Twitter & CNN Goes Ballistic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak5H4_EJKz8

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/BadInfamousCottontail-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 02, 2022, 10:36:27 PM
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1521202951230046210
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Doggy Daddy on May 03, 2022, 01:37:28 AM
Loved this!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1521302586619482112
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on May 05, 2022, 11:08:04 AM
Oh God, it's even worse than the left has feared...

He's not just going to own it, he's actually going to LEAD it!

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/05/elon-musk-expected-to-serve-as-temporary-twitter-ceo-after-deal-closes.html
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 05, 2022, 11:30:32 AM
Gee, I wonder what the NYTs is trying to imply

Quote
    Elon Musk grew up in elite white communities in South Africa, detached from apartheid’s atrocities and surrounded by anti-Black propaganda.

    He sees his takeover of Twitter as a free speech win but in his youth did not suffer the effects of misinformation. https://t.co/bciCJDWGGP

    — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 5, 2022

‘This is your brain on CRT’: NY Times gets shredded over not-so-subtle hit on Elon Musk
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/05/05/this-is-your-brain-on-crt-ny-times-gets-shredded-over-not-so-subtle-hit-on-elon-musk/

Elon Musk Left a South Africa That Was Rife With Misinformation and White Privilege
The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/world/africa/elon-musk-south-africa.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on May 05, 2022, 11:48:00 AM
This is my shocked face. I'm absolutely shocked that the NY Times would stoop to such a base level of...

Yeah, I can't say that without laughing my ass off.

Typical liberal pick from the playbook...

Don't like him/what he says/what he does?

Call him a RACIST!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on May 05, 2022, 12:29:37 PM
The left constantly lives in the past. In South Africa, in the US... Whatever...
 
From the first page of a google search:
 
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/the-original-underclass/492731/
 
The huge lead photo is from the 1940s.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 05, 2022, 03:22:39 PM
Elon Musk did not kill himself

REVEALED: George Soros, Clinton and Obama staffers and European governments are behind anti-Musk campaign to force big corporations to boycott Twitter - after Elon demanded to know 'who funds these organizations?'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10780583/George-Soros-Clinton-Obama-staffers-European-governments-anti-Musk-campaign.html?ico=most_shared_articles_mol.web.desktop_

Elon Musk In Danger! REVEALS The Scary People Behind Twitter Censorship & It's Huge Names!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yJQYuaYPK0
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Jim147 on May 05, 2022, 06:15:33 PM
FTC is now investigating the Twitter sale.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 05, 2022, 09:21:58 PM
I wonder how many thousands of complaints they got.

Of course, FTC could have started an investigation on their own motion, I suppose.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Jim147 on May 06, 2022, 05:54:13 PM
I just read the investigation could take months. What happens in months?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 07, 2022, 12:40:41 PM
Saying they'll need to be paid more to meet Musk's work ethic might not be the sympathy winner they think it is, considering six figures seems to be the minimum wage at Twitter.

https://twitchy.com/foundersgirl-313133/2022/05/07/elon-musk-threatens-extreme-work-ethic-expectations-alienating-potential-leftist-work-base/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on May 07, 2022, 03:15:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y6pK2RCzCw
YoungRippa59   
"How are we going to control the channels of communication in this country?"
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Boomhauer on May 07, 2022, 10:50:52 PM
From what I’ve heard his work ethic demands is s pretty simply to do your job. The lefty staff is probably pissed because “actual work” is required and “farting off to support political causes” is not their actual job.



Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 08, 2022, 09:15:51 AM
Loved this one:

Quote

The primary allegation made by this hit piece is that Elon Musk failed to grow up as a black teenager. https://t.co/s3SGGHC3WR

— Fuzzy Chimp 🇺🇸 (@fuzzychimpcom) May 5, 2022

I gotta remember that one.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 08, 2022, 09:32:21 AM
Steve Martin to the white courtesy privilege phone

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c0/21/42/c02142184fffe83ddd2d6ff204a4983e.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 08, 2022, 02:14:50 PM
"You mean I'm going to stay this color??"
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 08, 2022, 02:57:00 PM
^ That was a knee-slappin' coffee-spurter.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on May 08, 2022, 07:26:29 PM
Elon was born a poor African boy...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on May 08, 2022, 08:17:07 PM
Elon was born a poor African boy...

So is he a nationalized citizen? If so, that makes him an African-American who has become very successful.

Put that in your statistics pipe and smoke it. The average and median wage for African-American males just went through the roof.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on May 08, 2022, 08:40:38 PM
So is he a nationalized citizen? If so, that makes him an African-American who has become very successful.

Put that in your statistics pipe and smoke it. The average and median wage for African-American males just went through the roof.

Yes he is, immigrated from South Africa.  Big snag for the USA.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 13, 2022, 07:36:18 AM
Elon putting on the brakes?

BREAKING: Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold pending audit of ‘spam/fake accounts’
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/05/13/breaking-elon-musk-puts-twitter-deal-on-hold-pending-audit-of-spam-fake-accounts/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 13, 2022, 07:43:42 AM
Elon putting on the brakes?

BREAKING: Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold pending audit of ‘spam/fake accounts’
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/05/13/breaking-elon-musk-puts-twitter-deal-on-hold-pending-audit-of-spam-fake-accounts/

Makes me go back to my tinfoily idea that Musk is really wanting to destroy twitter (I approve) vs buy it. That "under 5%" is absolute bullshit. All I've heard over the last few years from twitter reps is how they have all these Russian and conservative bots running rampant on their service.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on May 13, 2022, 08:42:02 AM
Update on that Twitchy thread as of 7:50 AM, Musk says he is still committed to the purchase.  Even so, it does make me wonder if he is having second thoughts.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on May 13, 2022, 08:53:02 AM
Update on that Twitchy thread as of 7:50 AM, Musk says he is still committed to the purchase.  Even so, it does make me wonder if he is having second thoughts.

Confusing the enemy is part of a good plan.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 13, 2022, 09:02:12 AM
Confusing the enemy is part of a good plan.

I would say they were thoroughly confused already 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on May 13, 2022, 09:35:07 AM
Considering how much less Musk is worth today compared to a week ago, it leaves me wondering if he will go through with the deal -- or if his funding partners will go through with the deal.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: DittoHead on May 13, 2022, 09:43:42 AM
Yeah, the bots/fake users thing isn't new so there's no reason for that to cause a hitch now. What has changed is the financing.
Quote from: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/05/13/musk-twitter-bid/
Musk’s net worth, which makes him the world’s richest man, has fallen by around $50 billion in recent weeks, according to Forbes’ real-time wealth index. And Tesla stock has shed nearly 30 percent of its value in just the past month.

Musk disclosed more than $7 billion of financing last week from sources including investment firms, the Oracle founder Larry Ellison, the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, the Qatar sovereign wealth fund, and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

Now, Musk has been seeking out additional investments beyond what he had initially planned, because of the economic downturn and the weakening of Tesla’s stock price
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on May 13, 2022, 06:20:32 PM
Elon putting on the brakes?

BREAKING: Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold pending audit of ‘spam/fake accounts’
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/05/13/breaking-elon-musk-puts-twitter-deal-on-hold-pending-audit-of-spam-fake-accounts/

Thought: The bots might be less than 5% of total user accounts, but what % of viewed tweets do they account for?  If the bots are still drowning out real voices then it doesn't matter what the account ratio is, the outcome is still the same.  The ratios of real people posts seen versus bot posts seen is what needs discernment.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 13, 2022, 06:42:57 PM
And now we got our Minister of "Truth" saying people like her should be allowed to edit people's tweets to correct any misinformation.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on May 13, 2022, 08:18:59 PM
How did today's launch go? Moare Interwebz?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on May 16, 2022, 01:12:12 PM
(https://thinkcivics.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/nyt-slammed-over-stealth-edited-race-baiting-musk-smear.jpg)

The cognative dissonance is strong with this one.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 16, 2022, 02:22:30 PM
Wait for it
 :rofl:

Elon Musk gives Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s lengthy thread on spam the only response he feels it deserves
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2022/05/16/elon-musk-gives-twitter-ceo-parag-agrawals-lengthy-thread-on-spam-the-only-response-he-feels-it-deserves/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on May 16, 2022, 04:04:33 PM
Thought: The bots might be less than 5% of total user accounts, but what % of viewed tweets do they account for?  If the bots are still drowning out real voices then it doesn't matter what the account ratio is, the outcome is still the same.  The ratios of real people posts seen versus bot posts seen is what needs discernment.
I heard they did the 5% claim on a Monday.  Starting Thursday or Friday before that, almost everyone on the right side of things reported an increase in twitter interaction and likes, more followers, and people with suspended accounts were reinstated.  On the left, a lot of people lost followers.  It was suspected that twitter went out of their way to try to get the Bot numbers down before the Monday report. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 16, 2022, 04:38:28 PM
Hmmm

Quote
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·
May 14
Very important to fix your Twitter feed:

1. Tap home button.
2. Tap stars on upper right of screen.
3. Select “Latest tweets”.

You are being manipulated by the algorithm in ways you don’t realize.

Easy to switch back & forth to see the difference.
Quote
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·
May 14
Replying to
@elonmusk
(This message brought to you by the Illuminaughty)
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1525612988115320838
Quote
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·
May 15
I’m not suggesting malice in the algorithm, but rather that it’s trying to guess what you might want to read and, in doing so, inadvertently manipulate/amplify your viewpoints without you realizing this is happening
Show this thread

After that it quickly goes south including Buffalo being brought up
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 16, 2022, 05:00:25 PM
About that 5% bot thing,

Quote
Later Friday, Musk tweeted that he was conducting a random sampling of 100 accounts to check how many were not legitimate, noting he used that number because “that is what Twitter uses to calculate

On Saturday, he tweeted: “Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100! This actually happened.”

The Tesla Inc. TSLA, -5.88% chief executive again questioned Twitter’s numbers in a tweet Saturday, saying “I have yet to see *any* analysis that has fake/spam/duplicates at later added “There is some chance it might be over 90% of daily active users, which is the metric that matters to advertisers.”

 Musk doubts Twitter’s numbers, ponders if over 90% of service’s daily active users are fake
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/elon-musk-continues-to-rail-against-twitter-bots-says-company-accused-him-of-breaking-nda-11652655718?mod=home-page

Wait, What?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 17, 2022, 12:46:13 PM
Apparently Twitter employees work like four hours a week and can take a couple months off whenever for "mental health" or because they're not into working. They are going to hate working for Musk.


 https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2022/05/17/bombshell-twitter-employee-spills-the-twitter-beans-about-censoring-the-right-and-fearing-elon-musk-in-damning-project-veritas-video-watch/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 17, 2022, 01:43:24 PM
Elon:  "The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter"

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/elon-musk-biden-real-president-teleprompter

Well, he's not wrong.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on May 17, 2022, 02:50:00 PM
There's a story on the Daily Caller where Musk claims he doesn't remember ever voting Republican before, but he intends to this year.

https://dailycaller.com/2022/05/17/elon-musk-voting-republican-not-democrat/ (https://dailycaller.com/2022/05/17/elon-musk-voting-republican-not-democrat/)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on May 17, 2022, 03:52:19 PM
Elon:  "The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter"

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/elon-musk-biden-real-president-teleprompter

Well, he's not wrong.

The real president must not be very happy right now, as the current mouthpieces are really bad at reading the prompter.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on May 17, 2022, 04:49:14 PM
The real president must not be very happy right now, as the current mouthpieces are really bad at reading the prompter.

I'm still of the opinion that Brandon is an intentional insult to the country for daring to interrupt their plans with an unexpected Trump election.  Just absolutely rubbing it in that our president is just a puppet chosen by and working for a select few individuals.

ETF
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 18, 2022, 04:20:57 PM
About that 5% bot thing,

 Musk doubts Twitter’s numbers, ponders if over 90% of service’s daily active users are fake
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/elon-musk-continues-to-rail-against-twitter-bots-says-company-accused-him-of-breaking-nda-11652655718?mod=home-page

Wait, What?

Audit: half of Biden's Twitter followers are fake:

https://nypost.com/2022/05/17/half-of-joe-bidens-twitter-followers-are-fake-audit-reveals/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RoadKingLarry on May 18, 2022, 04:38:00 PM
Audit: half of Biden's Twitter followers are fake:

https://nypost.com/2022/05/17/half-of-joe-bidens-twitter-followers-are-fake-audit-reveals/

And, most of the other half are just a bunch of *expletive deleted*ing morons.  =D
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on May 18, 2022, 07:18:15 PM
And...
 
They are organized. Networked. With a consistent message.
 
And they'll pile on in an instant.
 
That 100 accounts may be only 30, but they can type, and I figure some of them have a lot of paragraphs stored for cut and paste...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 18, 2022, 07:25:48 PM
Quote
    The world’s leading maker of electric vehicles has been cut from S&P’s index for environmentally conscious investors due to flaws in its business conduct and, ironically, low-carbon strategy. https://t.co/vF470Tj3A7

    — Forbes (@Forbes) May 18, 2022

Quote
    Breaking: S&P Dow Jones Indices has just canceled Elon Musk's Tesla from the S&P 500 ESG index, citing accusations of racial discrimination.

    — Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) May 18, 2022
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/05/18/elon-musk-reacts-to-tesla-being-dropped-from-the-sp-500s-index-of-woke-companies-with-a-meme/

Musk's reply
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1526961753619369987
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: DittoHead on May 18, 2022, 07:38:24 PM
Audit: half of Biden's Twitter followers are fake:

Quote from: https://nypost.com/2022/05/17/half-of-joe-bidens-twitter-followers-are-fake-audit-reveals/
SparkToro used the same audit on Musk himself and found that nearly 70.2% of Musk’s 93.3 million Twitter followers were fake.
:O
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on May 18, 2022, 09:06:49 PM
Sure, I can believe that.

I'm not sure why bots following someone would be a ding on that person. It just means they are influential enough the bot owners targeted them.

Hell even real followers don't confer agreement.  I follow Jen Psaki on twitter just to see what the WH is (was) saying. Doesn't mean I agree with her on anything.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on May 19, 2022, 12:48:14 AM
Sure, I can believe that.

I'm not sure why bots following someone would be a ding on that person. It just means they are influential enough the bot owners targeted them.

Hell even real followers don't confer agreement.  I follow Jen Psaki on twitter just to see what the WH is (was) saying. Doesn't mean I agree with her on anything.

If anything it is a ding on twitter for allowing such bot usage to flourish.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on May 19, 2022, 07:42:27 AM
https://youtu.be/kS-E6VtD_rE

It's important to remember Twitter isn't real.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on May 19, 2022, 08:27:36 AM
A lot of people out there have never even looked at it.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on May 19, 2022, 10:04:54 AM
I joined in a while back to see what Trump was saying directly as the news kept talking about it.  I learned pretty quick not to bother with replies.  Lots of nasty replies within seconds of any post he made.  Many seems automatic having nothing to do with what he said.  I quit pretty soon after they kicked him off.  I had stopped following it anyway. 

Yes, it is not real life. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on May 19, 2022, 10:06:18 AM
If anything it is a ding on twitter for allowing such bot usage to flourish.
I have heard people speculate that either Elon Musk never had any intention to buy Twitter, just expose them, or he will not pay what he offered as the bot percentage is much higher than what they claimed and what they reported to govt regulators. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 19, 2022, 01:37:20 PM
Quote
    *TWITTER TO PLACE WARNING NOTICE ON TWEETS DEEMED MISINFORMATION

    *TWITTER TO DISABLE LIKES, RETWEETS, SHARES ON MISINFO TWEETS

    — zerohedge (@zerohedge) May 19, 2022

Quote
    People turn to Twitter during crisis times to share news, find support, and stay connected. Today, we’re launching a crisis misinformation policy so Twitter doesn’t recommend or amplify viral, false content that can further harm already vulnerable groups.https://t.co/NyhoGo5RQU

    — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) May 19, 2022
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on May 19, 2022, 03:27:06 PM
I have heard people speculate that either Elon Musk never had any attention to buy Twitter, just expose them, or he will not pay what he offered as the bot percentage is much higher than what they claimed and what they reported to govt regulators.

I am one of those people.  =D
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 20, 2022, 08:09:17 AM
Interesting coincidence:

(https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2022/05/1862/1048/musk-division.png?ve=1&tl=1)

https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/elon-musk-sexual-assault-spacex-flight-attendant-massage
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 20, 2022, 08:13:55 AM
Should have seen some of the responses. Like he kicked a hornets nest
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: DittoHead on May 20, 2022, 08:21:34 AM
Interesting coincidence:

I wouldn't really call it a coincidence, he knew the story was coming and got his spin out there first. He was clearly trying to get ahead of it.
Quote
The SpaceX CEO requested more time to respond, and while Business Insider did give him more time, he did not respond by press time.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 20, 2022, 08:25:05 AM
I fully expect that if this twitter deal fails and twitter feels like the heat is off for twitter to ban Musk or at the very least start deleting a bunch of his tweets
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 20, 2022, 08:44:05 AM
I wouldn't really call it a coincidence, he knew the story was coming and got his spin out there first. He was clearly trying to get ahead of it.

Sure, he might have known a story might come out after he was red-pilled. It's the calling card of the anti-Kavanaugh crowd, just like the attacks on him for being the seven year old leader of apartheid in South Africa.

They had years to come up with stuff like this. It's only happening now though.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on May 20, 2022, 10:11:42 AM
Sure, he might have known a story might come out after he was red-pilled. It's the calling card of the anti-Kavanaugh crowd, just like the attacks on him for being the seven year old leader of apartheid in South Africa.

They had years to come up with stuff like this. It's only happening now though.
And they will find several more people to accuse him as too many people think a bunch of accusers means it is accurate.  Doesn't matter if they are real or not.  We have seen that before also.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 20, 2022, 10:34:37 AM
I'll give them this much they're consistent
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 20, 2022, 10:45:14 AM
And Twitter "algorithms" seem to be suppressing all posts critical of the Business Insider hit piece.

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/05/20/elon-musk-sees-no-coincidence-in-timing-of-standard-despicable-playbook-being-used-against-him/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 20, 2022, 11:25:38 AM
And they will find several more people to accuse him as too many people think a bunch of accusers means it is accurate.  Doesn't matter if they are real or not.  We have seen that before also.

I also note that it's an anonymous "friend" rather than the woman in question, who is "heroically speaking for the woman".

Quote
"If there were a way for [her] to come forward without putting herself at risk, without jeopardizing her life in any way, I believe she would," the friend of the attendant told Insider. "I hope she feels like I did the right thing. I hope she feels I said the things that she didn't feel safe enough to say."

I'm sure Bond villain Musk has SPECTRE assassins on the move already.  ;/

I also noticed this at the bottom of the article:

Quote
Do you have important information to share about Musk, SpaceX, or his other companies? Contact us at investigations@insider.com.

Sure sounds like unbiased reporting with zero agenda to me.  ;/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 20, 2022, 11:26:55 AM
And Twitter "algorithms" seem to be suppressing all posts critical of the Business Insider hit piece.

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/05/20/elon-musk-sees-no-coincidence-in-timing-of-standard-despicable-playbook-being-used-against-him/

This is my shocked face
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on May 20, 2022, 11:42:52 AM
Several thoughts...

1. I also suspect the timing on these allegations against Musk. Seems to be way too... convenient.

2. I also don't have a problem believing that these allegations against Musk could be real. Money, power, and fame go a long way towards making people think that they are invulnerable.

3. If these allegations are manufactured (and I have no doubt believing that they could be) by someone against Musk's takeover of Twitter, I have to wonder what they really think they're going to accomplish. One allegation isn't going to be enough to derail his Twitter purchase. FAR more credible allegations against Joe Biden went absolutely nowhere (I know, I know...)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on May 20, 2022, 12:09:39 PM
Just read some of the allegations by the individual involved...

The allegation was supposedly made FOUR years ago, but is now just coming to light.

The complainant alleged that Musk offered to buy her a horse if she performed sex acts (no specifications as to exactly what, but I'm guessing he wanted her to ride his pony?).

And it gets even better... apparently the person who disclosed this allegation wasn't the woman who was allegedly promised a horse... It was a friend of hers who apparently felt it to be her duty to disclosed this information for purely non-selfish and completely altruistic reasons...

Yeah...  this is starting to stink worse that the $3 shrimp buffet at a 4th rate Atlantic City casino...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 20, 2022, 12:18:41 PM
2. I also don't have a problem believing that these allegations against Musk could be real. Money, power, and fame go a long way towards making people think that they are invulnerable.

Yeah, there could easily have been some interaction. In the age of "me too" and "I don't like him anymore, so I'm going to accuse him of sexual misconduct", we have no idea just what it was. Could have been something as innocent as him putting his hand on her shoulder (old guys consider that innocent, I guess millennials consider it a form of rape) to bawdy talk, to actually pulling out his wiener. Though for a bazillionaire to pay only $250K with an NDA, I'm gonna say that no wieners were involved.

This just has the Blasey-Ford playbook written all over it.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on May 20, 2022, 01:00:22 PM
This is making me wonder what Michael Avenati has been up to lately....  :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 20, 2022, 01:25:52 PM
This is making me wonder what Michael Avenati has been up to lately....  :rofl:

Prison bitch, according to Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 20, 2022, 01:32:05 PM
This is making me wonder what Michael Avenati has been up to lately....  :rofl:

Playing catcher in prison
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 20, 2022, 03:19:20 PM
*
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 20, 2022, 04:17:54 PM
https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/elon-musk-sexual-assault-spacex-flight-attendant-massage

https://twitter.com/TimRunsHisMouth/status/1527613465220743168
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 20, 2022, 10:08:53 PM
Musk may be gearing up for some legal battles:

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2022/05/20/there-will-be-blood-elon-musk-announces-formation-of-a-new-hardcore-litigation-department/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on May 20, 2022, 11:20:41 PM
And he needs at least one total ahole who thrives on libel and slander stuff - because counterbattery fire is how you stop incoming...
 
And I suspect he already is aware of that.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 21, 2022, 03:28:28 AM
"It seems @elonmusk actually understands the forces that are mobilizing against him and is preparing for battle. https://t.co/7hb44Dktkd

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) May 20, 2022"

Well, many of us understood those forces a long time ago.  We just didn't have a big enough stick to do anything about it beyond pointing it out frequently and loudly.

I done my bit, as pitiful as it wuz.

Terry, 230RN
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: ConstitutionCowboy on May 21, 2022, 10:14:16 AM
"It seems @elonmusk actually understands the forces that are mobilizing against him and is preparing for battle. https://t.co/7hb44Dktkd

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) May 20, 2022"

Well, many of us understood those forces a long time ago.  We just didn't have a big enough stick to do anything about it beyond pointing it out frequently and loudly.

I done my bit, as pitiful as it wuz.

Terry, 230RN

Take heart, Terry. Truth is never small nor pitiful.

Between smoke and fire there is a spark. Keep striking!

Woody  :old:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 21, 2022, 11:59:38 AM
^ Thanks, Woody.

I was thinking about it later and my refrain about "control the language and you control the issue." I realized that if a person is still afraid to call a "progressive" a communist, there's much fighting still to be done.

And remember there's a difference between strategic awareness and clinical paranoia, so don't start throwing that "paranoia" word around like an idiot.

Senator Joe McCarthy had a lot going for him on this issue, it's too bad he went too far ("Have you no shame?") and the media crucified him to the point of getting him censured.

I rather think the "fellow travelers" in the Senate should have been censured for their tactical blindness but that's an <ahem> "extreme" viewpoint.

Terry said that.  But I lived through the so-called "McCarthy Era."

Terry, 230RN

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on May 21, 2022, 12:22:31 PM
I was thinking about it later and my refrain about "control the language and you control the issue." I realized that if a person is still afraid to call a "progressive" a communist, there's much fighting still to be done.


I believe AOC prefers to use the term "Democratic Socialist."

In other words -- Communist
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 21, 2022, 04:40:08 PM
^ Good one, Hawkmoon.

Control the language and you control the issue.

Another irk:  "Children."  Yeah, up to seventeen years and 364 days and 200 pounds of muscle.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on May 21, 2022, 04:42:38 PM
I wouldn't really call it a coincidence, he knew the story was coming and got his spin out there first. He was clearly trying to get ahead of it.
BuT hE dIdNt Respond.  That is a standard hatchet job character assassination phrase and here you are trying to spread it around like it means anything other than "I'm muckraking."
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 21, 2022, 04:54:04 PM
And I wouldn't mind seeing somebody's "hardcore litigation department" going after a bunch of politicians for violation of their oaths of office.

Ticklish, and would involve some SCOTUS-level arguments in lower courts, but it might make a lot of people think about what's "Constitutional" beyond the high-falutin' legalese of the lawyers' stratosphere.

Hey, "infringe" (2A) means just about the same thing as "abridge" (1A).

Terrible Terry, 230RN
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 21, 2022, 05:33:56 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FTSYCu7XsAEQGJv?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on May 21, 2022, 06:09:28 PM
Twitter quote I just read:

"You all treat @elonmusk like a hero, but with $43 billion, he could have easily revived and produced a second season of Firefly and he hasn't even talked about it.  #disgusting"

He has a point.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 21, 2022, 06:10:18 PM
Oh, "woke."  I guess that means "awakened" in pre-awakened English.

What a bullshit ignoramus corruption of the language.  But "control the language and you control the issue."
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on May 21, 2022, 09:22:14 PM
I was thinking about it later and my refrain about "control the language and you control the issue." I realized that if a person is still afraid to call a "progressive" a communist, there's much fighting still to be done.

Thing is, that doesn't matter anymore. The progressives are HAPPY when you point out that they are communists.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: zxcvbob on May 21, 2022, 09:57:20 PM
Oh, "woke."  I guess that means "awakened" in pre-awakened English.

[snip]  "control the language and you control the issue."

"As Orson Welles once said, "He who controls the past controls the future"
"It was George Orwell that said that"
"Well, for now, maybe"   -- The X-Files  :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: ConstitutionCowboy on May 21, 2022, 10:01:45 PM
"As Orson Welles once said, "He who controls the past controls the future"
"It was George Orwell that said that"
"Well, for now, maybe"   -- The X-Files  :rofl:

Nah. All the past did was bring us to the present. From here on it is up to us.

Woody
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on May 21, 2022, 11:51:53 PM
Twitter quote I just read:

"You all treat @elonmusk like a hero, but with $43 billion, he could have easily revived and produced a second season of Firefly and he hasn't even talked about it.  #disgusting"

He has a point.
He didn't have billions in 2002 when Firefly aired. 


..20 years. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on May 22, 2022, 09:06:30 AM
He didn't have billions in 2002 when Firefly aired. 


..20 years. 

The tweet was talking about reviving Firefly in the present, not twenty years ago.  I think Disney+ is getting something in a Firefly reboot together, but no doubt it will be woke and worthless if they follow through.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Boomhauer on May 22, 2022, 09:08:25 AM
The same people going after Musk now that he’s been red pilled are the same people that cover up for corrupt politicians, defend child molesters, have a million excuses for the race pimps funneling wealth out of BLM, cover up the absolute incompetency and evilness of the left and gas light us over it.

Their accusations mean nothing to me and the only good journalist is a dead one.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 22, 2022, 03:21:46 PM
Quote
A friend of the attendant detailed the incident in a signed declaration. Twitter users asked why the friend would come forward years later, which Musk responded to by saying the friend "is a far left activist/actress in LA with a major political axe to grind."

Figures Hollywood would be involved.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on May 23, 2022, 07:47:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/zrUams1.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 23, 2022, 09:21:34 PM
No...

Don't...

Stop...

Please...

No...

Don't...

Stop...

Don't...

Stop...

Don't...stop...please...

Please don't stop...


Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on May 24, 2022, 07:08:40 AM
Hulu just started running a documentary on Elon Musk title Crash Course, which looks at the limits of Tesla's self driving technology.

Timing seems... interesting.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: DittoHead on May 24, 2022, 03:10:51 PM
BuT hE dIdNt Respond. 
Way to miss the point by a mile.

Musk did respond, just not to the reporter. He did so on twitter before the story was published and he obviously chose a good strategy for the current polarized environment. Basically declaring that 'anything bad you might hear about me is democrat fAkE nEwS' fits an existing narrative that will help immunize him against scandals real or fake.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 24, 2022, 04:45:57 PM
Musk/Gates spat heating up

Quote
Research exclusively shared with Breitbart News identifies hundreds of millions of dollars flowing from Bill Gates’ foundation to 11 of the 26 organizations that signed an open letter last month urging Twitter advertisers to boycott the company if Elon Musk restores free speech on the platform.

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Gates Poured Millions into Dark Money Fund Attacking Elon Musk
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/05/23/exclusive-bill-gates-poured-millions-into-dark-money-fund-attacking-elon-musk/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 24, 2022, 05:25:00 PM
I guess it's full-auto assault dollars now.

That damned tyrannical Musk, wanting everyone to knuckle under to that free speech bullshit.  Dammit, if I want to be censored, that's my privilege and prerogative, and Musk can go fly a kite with that free speech nonsense.  Dammit, we have enough freedoms as it is, we don't need any more!  Eleventy Cadrillions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on May 24, 2022, 07:59:54 PM
I saw a blurb on twitter today with some pundit talking about social media and how the added access to the internet meant we may need to, quote "recalibrate our thinking on human rights, including free speech".  She was not being ironic.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on May 24, 2022, 08:35:39 PM
I saw a blurb on twitter today with some pundit talking about social media and how the added access to the internet meant we may need to, quote "recalibrate our thinking on human rights, including free speech".  She was not being ironic.

I guess they're taking the "The 2nd Amendment only includes muskets" road.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 26, 2022, 09:07:31 PM
Quote
AOC Wants To Sell Her Tesla After Elon Musk Teased Her Online http://dlvr.it/SR5q52
https://twitter.com/realDailyWire/status/1529814753136168967
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Doggy Daddy on May 26, 2022, 09:22:00 PM
https://twitter.com/realDailyWire/status/1529814753136168967

So, who would buy a Tesla that may smell of spoiled fish?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 27, 2022, 01:04:19 AM
So, who would buy a Tesla that may smell of spoiled fish?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FTsQZh8VIAAIPtq?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: zxcvbob on May 27, 2022, 01:05:27 AM
So, who would buy a Tesla that may smell of spoiled fish?

Poor hygiene?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on May 28, 2022, 07:37:23 AM
Maybe Elon could buy it back and launch it into orbit.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Fly320s on May 28, 2022, 07:45:40 AM
Maybe Elon could buy it back and launch it into orbit.

Or launch AOC into orbit.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 28, 2022, 08:03:37 AM
Or launch AOC into orbit.

Make her an official engine starter for the first full booster.
Her job is to stand under it and hold a match.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on May 28, 2022, 10:38:06 AM
Make her an official engine starter for the first full booster.
Her job is to stand under it and hold a match.

Why does this make me think of Wile E. Coyote?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on May 28, 2022, 04:24:38 PM
Quote
    Let's prove how phony the right’s ridiculous polls are by doing one of our own. Who do you trust more @elonmusk @AOC

    — David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 27, 2022

Lets just say the results are not what he wanted  :rofl:

‘Proud liberal Dem’ blue check takes the L on AOC vs. Elon Musk poll that was intended to show ‘how ridiculous the right’s phony polls are’
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2022/05/28/proud-liberal-dem-blue-check-takes-the-l-on-aoc-vs-elon-musk-poll-that-was-intended-to-show-how-ridiculous-the-rights-phony-polls-are/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on May 28, 2022, 04:25:20 PM

I saw a blurb on twitter today with some pundit talking about social media and how the added access to the internet meant we may need to, quote "recalibrate our thinking on human rights, including free speech".  She was not being ironic.

One thing/motivation we seem to forget in all this is that some people want to be ruled.

I'm not sure Musk, sharp as he is, realizes this.

Terry, 230RN
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on May 28, 2022, 05:17:19 PM
One thing/motivation we seem to forget in all this is that some people want to be ruled.

I'm not sure Musk, sharp as he is, realizes this.

Terry, 230RN
Yeah, but that quote sounds like it came from the minutes of a certain country in the 1930's.  Nice language from people who picture themselves and benevolent tyrannical dictators. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on June 01, 2022, 11:29:43 AM
Hmmmm

Quote
The alleged bug was brought to light Tuesday morning by Tesla superfan Steven Mark Ryan. “Hey @elonmusk, twitter is FKING you,” the sharp-eyed watchdog wrote. “Dear everyone, SCROLL down on @elonmusk’s tweets & replies and tell me….. DO THEY STOP LOADING????”

Ryan even made a Patreon video detailing the alleged digital disappearing act, along with a Twitter poll, in which 80% of respondents claimed that Musk’s “tweets stop loading after a short scroll.”
Quote
Indeed, after perusing the car magnate’s Twitter, The Post confirmed at the time of writing that his feed does not display any replies that are older than 17 hours and the earlier tweets only showed up after adjusting the settings to display only public tweets.

Elon Musk claims something ‘very strange’ is happening to his Twitter feed
https://nypost.com/2022/05/31/elon-musk-something-very-strange-happening-to-twitter-feed/


Elon Musk Reveals New Suspicious Twitter Activity! Calls Out CEO Parag Agrawal Publicly!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEvLzBfiUsE
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on June 03, 2022, 07:08:37 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure this is the dig on Musk that Brandon thinks it is.  :rofl:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-spars-musk-economy-sets-off-twitter-good-luck-trip-moon
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: JTHunter on June 04, 2022, 12:18:32 AM
Why does this make me think of Wile E. Coyote?

Because she is about the same level of intelligence as Wiley.  AOC is the type of person that, if the power to go out and she smelled gas, she would strike a match to light her way out.  >:D  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 05, 2022, 02:58:41 PM
Because she is about the same level of intelligence as Wiley.  AOC is the type of person that, if the power to go out and she smelled gas, she would strike a match to light her way out.  >:D  :facepalm:

If she knows how matches work.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on June 06, 2022, 10:28:10 AM
Musk is again threatening to walk away from the Twitter purchase due to them not releasing realistic data on the percentage of bots on the platform.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/06/06/musk-hints-he-could-walk-away-from-twitter-deal-over-bots/?sh=5827b9f234d7 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/06/06/musk-hints-he-could-walk-away-from-twitter-deal-over-bots/?sh=5827b9f234d7)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on June 06, 2022, 11:44:43 AM
Musk is again threatening to walk away from the Twitter purchase due to them not releasing realistic data on the percentage of bots on the platform.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/06/06/musk-hints-he-could-walk-away-from-twitter-deal-over-bots/?sh=5827b9f234d7 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/dereksaul/2022/06/06/musk-hints-he-could-walk-away-from-twitter-deal-over-bots/?sh=5827b9f234d7)

I think if they do release realistic data on bots, it'll tank their advertiser income, and might open the board to civil and criminal penalties.  The folks that pay Twitter do it because they expect a certain number of real humans to be influenced.  If that number is grossly inflated, they won't be happy.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on June 06, 2022, 11:49:04 AM
Now if Musk does walk away do you think twitter will have learnt it's lesson to not be so political in how they screened posts and accounts or that they'll merely double down on it while crowing how they defeated the big bad right wing wolf.
I think the latter.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: DittoHead on June 06, 2022, 12:25:27 PM
My understanding is that "walking away" is not that simple.
Quote from: https://www.axios.com/2022/05/14/the-musk-twitter-endgame
The big picture: Musk has a contractual obligation to buy Twitter at the agreed price, and he can certainly afford to do so.

A lot of attention has focused on the $1 billion termination fee in the short-form merger agreement. Fewer people have looked at the section on "specific performance" in the long-form merger plan that basically says: "If you try to back out of this, we can take you to court in Delaware, and the court will force you to buy the company at the agreed price."
Between the lines: Such language is particularly germane in cases like this, where the buyer has the ability to pay in full. (Even if he has to sell a large chunk of Tesla stock to get the cash he needs.)

The key precedent is IBP Inc. v. Tyson Foods Inc, with Don Tyson of Tyson Foods playing the role of Elon Musk. He tried to back out of an agreed acquisition of IBP, but in 2001 was forced to buy the company anyway by the Delaware Chancery Court.
Obviously it's hard to predict how things might go in court, and Musk certainly has the resources to fund an extended legal battle, but it seems like this bot thing should have been worked out (or at least specifically addressed in the contract) before it got this far. It's not really a new thing and Musk himself has tweeted about verifying real human users and cleaning up the bots. I guess that's assuming he's not just lying / manipulating though.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on June 06, 2022, 01:55:02 PM
My understanding is that the bot thing WAS addressed in the agreement.  Twitter estimated some number of bots (~5% of accounts IIRC), and it is now being discovered that they either knew the number was much larger and lied (big trouble) or didn't have an accurate count of the bots (just incompetent).

Of course the whole bruhaha may be just a way to keep the merger in peoples minds, or made up by people that earn their living by the word.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: sumpnz on June 06, 2022, 02:53:29 PM
No dog in the fight of course, so I’ll just grab some shares in ConAgra and be entertained.

I hope that my the end Twitter is a small shell of its former self, and more than a few executives lose their gravy train.  Whether Musk ends owning Twitter and if he ends up richer or poorer in the end makes no difference to me.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: DittoHead on June 06, 2022, 03:15:44 PM
My understanding is that the bot thing WAS addressed in the agreement.  Twitter estimated some number of bots (~5% of accounts IIRC), and it is now being discovered that they either knew the number was much larger and lied (big trouble) or didn't have an accurate count of the bots (just incompetent).

Has anything new come out?
Quote from: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-05-17/elon-musk-does-not-care-about-spam-bots
More important, nothing has changed about the bot problem since Musk signed the merger agreement. Twitter has published the same qualified estimate—that fewer than 5 percent of monetizable accounts are fake—for the last eight years. Musk knew those estimates and declined to do any nonpublic due diligence before signing the merger agreement. He knew about the spam bot problem before signing the merger agreement, as we know because he talked about it constantly, including while announcing the merger agreement. If he didn't want to buy Twitter because there are spam bots, he should not have signed a contract to buy Twitter. No new information has come to light about spam bots in the last three weeks.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on June 06, 2022, 03:43:03 PM
I don't think so, publicly anyway.  Twitter claims 5%, Musk says BS, drama ensues.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on June 08, 2022, 04:22:37 PM
Twitter to provide a "firehose" of user data to Musk.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/technology/twitter-to-provide-elon-musk-with-firehose-of-internal-data-report (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/technology/twitter-to-provide-elon-musk-with-firehose-of-internal-data-report)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on June 08, 2022, 07:06:20 PM
They're gonna try to bury him with data, probably completely scrambled...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on June 14, 2022, 08:31:31 PM
Elon calling for an all hands twitter staff meeting Thursday

Elon Musk Will Speak With Twitter’s Staff for the First Time This Week
https://www.barrons.com/articles/elon-musk-twitter-meeting-51655192959

 Elon Musk INVADES Twitter All Hands On Deck Meeting & He Is NOT Happy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UMVvRFfhmU
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on June 15, 2022, 03:03:10 PM
Elon said he's leaning toward DeSantis for 2024
The libs have flipped their lid

Meanwhile DeSantis

Quote
    Just asked @GovRonDeSantis about @elonmusk saying he would vote for DeSantis if he were to run for POTUS:
    He said, “I’m focused on 2022. But always appreciate the support from African Americans.” @FOX13News

    — Dan Matics (@danmaticsFOX) June 15, 2022
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on June 15, 2022, 04:07:40 PM
Quote
But always appreciate the support from African Americans.

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on June 16, 2022, 12:44:01 PM
Live highlights from the Muskorama at Twitter..

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/16/elon-musk-is-addressing-twitter-employees-live-updates-from-the-meeting.html


Elon Musk on free speech

Elon on free speech (paraphrased): People should be allowed to say racist things but that doesn’t mean Twitter should promote it.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: sumpnz on June 16, 2022, 01:50:24 PM
Live highlights from the Muskorama at Twitter..

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/16/elon-musk-is-addressing-twitter-employees-live-updates-from-the-meeting.html


Elon Musk on free speech

Elon on free speech (paraphrased): People should be allowed to say racist things but that doesn’t mean Twitter should promote it.

Yup.

If people don’t like what someone says they can unfollow them or block them from their feed.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on June 17, 2022, 04:46:26 PM
Now he's done it. He said All Lives Matter. Nuclear meltdown at twitter ensues.
Also info on the SX dustup. Apparently they were pressuring other employees to sign a woke letter condemning  Elon over twitter.

Elon Musk Just Caused A Full Blown Meltdown At Twitter & FIRED Entitled Space X Employees!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFLcnCYO3p4
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on June 18, 2022, 06:53:06 AM
Jesus Christ, a 12-minute Game of Thrones knockoff for that news?

FTS.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on June 18, 2022, 12:32:16 PM
Jesus Christ, a 12-minute Game of Thrones knockoff for that news?

FTS.

Brought to you by the guy who almost never looks at the camera when speaking. Am I the only person in the universe who finds that to be distracting and creepy?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on June 18, 2022, 02:02:53 PM
Brought to you by the guy who almost never looks at the camera when speaking. Am I the only person in the universe who finds that to be distracting and creepy?
Not creepy to me, but looking at the camera would be better.  You always seem to go for the most charged and provocative words to us when describing people.   =)

I figure has his notes/script/article on the screen and is looking that. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 18, 2022, 02:44:13 PM
So who is the Quartering guy, anyway? I'm guessing a video game toober that got into political talk? And what's a quartering?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on June 18, 2022, 02:54:08 PM
Not creepy to me, but looking at the camera would be better.  You always seem to go for the most charged and provocative words to us when describing people.   =)

I figure has his notes/script/article on the screen and is looking that.

He's not looking anywhere near the screen most of the time.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on June 18, 2022, 03:03:00 PM
Maybe he had acting training, where one is "vigorously" trained to not look at the camera.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: kgbsquirrel on June 18, 2022, 03:40:21 PM
Thinking as he speaks.  Staring off somewhere while the brain is doing heavy processing.

It is a good sign that he isn't giving premade answers; also probably a very high functioning autist.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on June 18, 2022, 06:40:05 PM
Quartering?
 
He got Swatted. Good enough for me.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 19, 2022, 10:37:36 AM
I do appreciate that the coffee brand he sells isn't called Real Manly Man Coffee That's Not For Weaklings, which seems to be the brand name of every other coffee being sold by right-of-center toobers.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on June 19, 2022, 10:41:55 AM
I do appreciate that the coffee brand he sells isn't called Real Manly Man Coffee That's Not For Weaklings, which seems to be the brand name of every other coffee being sold by right-of-center toobers.

Or liberals wanting to make money off suckers on the right
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: 230RN on June 20, 2022, 07:43:57 AM
^  "Or liberals wanting to make money off suckers on the right."

Past them I would not it put.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 08, 2022, 08:39:37 AM
Apparently Musk has a keeping it in his pants problem.
Latest is twins with one of his executives. Think I saw that makes 9 now.


And as far as twitter is concerned.

Quote
Gerrit De Vynck
@GerritD
NEW - Elon's deal to buy Twitter is in serious jeopardy. His team now believes they won't be able to confirm Twitter's numbers on how many spam bots are on the site, something Elon has said he needs to know before moving forward. W/ @faizsays
https://twitter.com/GerritD/status/1545146952118964224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1545146952118964224%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2022%2F07%2F07%2Ftaylor-lorenz-calls-out-elon-musk-for-procreating%2F
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Angel Eyes on July 08, 2022, 03:53:17 PM
Layoffs at Twitter have begun:

https://www.shacknews.com/article/131262/twitter-twtr-layoffs-have-begun-with-employees-unable-to-sell-vested-stock?amphtml=1

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on July 08, 2022, 05:36:12 PM
And Musk has cancelled the deal:
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/08/elon-musk-notifies-twitter-he-is-terminating-deal.html

Quote
Billionaire Elon Musk wants to end his deal to buy Twitter, according to a letter sent by a lawyer on his behalf to the company’s chief legal officer Friday.

In the letter, disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Skadden Arps attorney Mike Ringler charged that “Twitter has not complied with its contractual obligations.”

Ringler claimed that Twitter did not provide Musk with relevant business information he requested, as Ringler said the contract would require. Musk has previously said he wanted to assess Twitter’s claims that about 5% of its monetizable daily active users (mDAUs) are spam accounts.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Jim147 on July 08, 2022, 06:07:19 PM
I joined when Musk said he was buying it but haven't posted anything. I guess I need to start posting and see how long I last.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on July 08, 2022, 07:06:36 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FXLRC37WIAI1itX?format=jpg&name=medium)

Good. I hope the employee's last sentence is correct and that they never recover.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Pb on July 08, 2022, 08:09:56 PM
From my limited experience, Twitter appears to be a horrible place that exists so strangers can viciously insult each other?
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: bedlamite on July 08, 2022, 09:40:40 PM
From my limited experience, Twitter appears to be a horrible place that exists so strangers can viciously insult each other?

It gives twits with nothing to say a place to say it.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Hawkmoon on July 08, 2022, 10:45:18 PM
More on the cancellation:

https://apnews.com/article/elon-musk-twitter-inc-technology-4193a27d86458952542dfa2176150a01
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on July 08, 2022, 11:01:26 PM
I joined when Musk said he was buying it but haven't posted anything. I guess I need to start posting and see how long I last.

@bogiestl
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on July 09, 2022, 08:39:38 AM
Twitter says it’s going to sue Elon Musk for trying to back out of the deal
https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/8/23201004/twitter-to-sue-elon-musk-for-backing-out-of-merger

So, if Twitter sues Elon, wouldn't this open them up to discovery?  I guess it depends on if they were up front with him on all the information.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on July 09, 2022, 08:44:27 AM
So, if Twitter sues Elon, wouldn't this open them up to discovery?  I guess it depends on if they were up front with him on all the information.

Well, discovery of the stuff they didn't "wipe with like a cloth or something".
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 09, 2022, 09:15:25 AM
Elon Musk did not killed himself
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: ConstitutionCowboy on July 09, 2022, 09:31:04 AM
In my view, these companies do not produce anything of tangible worth. The BS they foster, produce, spread, and tout is nothing more than that. They profit only on emotion. The drop in value shows it to be true. Musk might still purchase TwitsOnPrarade when it can be had for its current ethereal value. !5 billion or so saved is 15 or so billion earned.

Woody

Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on July 10, 2022, 08:09:10 AM
In my view, these companies do not produce anything of tangible worth. The BS they foster, produce, spread, and tout is nothing more than that. They profit only on emotion. The drop in value shows it to be true. Musk might still purchase TwitsOnPrarade when it can be had for its current ethereal value. !5 billion or so saved is 15 or so billion earned.

Woody

This is remarkably naive. These companies clearly produce something of value because the customers of social media companies pay billions of dollars for their product. And plenty of people who are very good at making money highly value social media companies and their stocks.

Among other things they produce highly accurate and sophisticated models of what their users will watch and react to. They sell the ability to reach very precisely target groups of people. Twitter openly has the ability to swing a US election at least a couple points. And who knows what else their algorithm has compiled that they sell.  All of theses things have value.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on July 10, 2022, 09:34:26 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FXLRC37WIAI1itX?format=jpg&name=medium)

Good. I hope the employee's last sentence is correct and that they never recover.

When I was living out in Suburbia (Wentzville), I had a neighbor who was some sort of union rep at Ford's plant in St. Louis. He was laid off/striking/something... Lots of free time.
 
We were sitting in my living room, having a cold one following some yard work, when the news announced that Ford was closing all St. Louis operations.
 
He looked at me, smiled, and announced "Looks like we won!"
 
Well, the bank got his house.
 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: ConstitutionCowboy on July 10, 2022, 05:59:57 PM
This is remarkably naive. These companies clearly produce something of value because the customers of social media companies pay billions of dollars for their product. And plenty of people who are very good at making money highly value social media companies and their stocks.

Among other things they produce highly accurate and sophisticated models of what their users will watch and react to. They sell the ability to reach very precisely target groups of people. Twitter openly has the ability to swing a US election at least a couple points. And who knows what else their algorithm has compiled that they sell.  All of theses things have value.

What has any of these social media companies ever produced that you can eat, drive, shelter under, wear, or even wipe with? The only thing they make is money off ads, and that is ethereal - not tangible.

Woody
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 10, 2022, 06:44:38 PM
So they did every thing they could to block Musk from buying twitter and are now suing him for not buying twitter.
Sounds about right.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: sumpnz on July 10, 2022, 07:00:11 PM
So they did every thing they could to block Musk from buying twitter and are now suing him for not buying twitter.
Sounds about right.

They didn’t want him until they couldn’t stop being exposed for the financial frauds they are.  Now they want to force the sale because otherwise they also lose massive amounts of wealth built on their decade of bullshit.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on July 10, 2022, 07:03:59 PM
What has any of these social media companies ever produced that you can eat, drive, shelter under, wear, or even wipe with? The only thing they make is money off ads, and that is ethereal - not tangible.

Woody
You could say the same about a book, except maybe the part about wiping with it. 

The rumor I hear is Twitter is paid by the CIA or some of other part of the govt to push opinions and narratives.  I imagine politicians and other organizations do the same.  Pay to get their posts and opinions favored in the algorithms so people see them similar to people paying Google to be favored in searches.  That is over and above the aggregate information they have on their users that can be used for advertising or politics to target ads or craft messages.

Yes, it is not a tangible product, but it is still considered valuable by many and can be used for profit.  Now, is it worth what Elon was originally offering?  I hear it is not, but still quite a bit.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: ConstitutionCowboy on July 10, 2022, 10:00:46 PM
You could say the same about a book, except maybe the part about wiping with it. 

The rumor I hear is Twitter is paid by the CIA or some of other part of the govt to push opinions and narratives.  I imagine politicians and other organizations do the same.  Pay to get their posts and opinions favored in the algorithms so people see them similar to people paying Google to be favored in searches.  That is over and above the aggregate information they have on their users that can be used for advertising or politics to target ads or craft messages.

Yes, it is not a tangible product, but it is still considered valuable by many and can be used for profit.  Now, is it worth what Elon was originally offering?  I hear it is not, but still quite a bit.

I believe you are right. I see that Twitter, like the MSM, is where news and events are filtered through a bovine sphincter for the nose blind. (That's a metaphor - in case you are wondering...)

Woody
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on July 10, 2022, 10:58:24 PM
You know those television programs and movies you see?
 
There are commercials - and there is also "product placement."
 
The hero drinks Sparky Soda. He's driving a Burnmobile. He wears Duperjeans.
 
And those are all paying...
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 11, 2022, 06:48:11 AM
From the office of Elon Musk

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FXW4J4xXgAAXFKs?format=jpg&name=small)

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on July 11, 2022, 06:56:17 AM
What has any of these social media companies ever produced that you can eat, drive, shelter under, wear, or even wipe with? The only thing they make is money off ads, and that is ethereal - not tangible.

Woody


We're decades into the information age and people still don't recognize how valuable their information is, how much of their information is harvested, and how much of that information is sold.

YOU are the commodity. Ads are a nice sideline, but for companies like Twitter and Facebook, the millions of data points of behavioral information that you willingly provide to them is absolute gold.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Brad Johnson on July 11, 2022, 09:24:33 AM
I think all of this was planned, and that Musk played them brilliantly. My thoughts are echoed somewhat in the meme WLJ posted, but go even deeper on the financial side. I think he made the ridiculously high offer to buy knowing full well they wouldn't be able, or in this case willing, to provide the necessary "bot rot" documentation. He did it with the intention of creating a problem that drove stock price way down so he could snap up a bunch at discount prices. It's a giant middle finger to a company he feels wronged by.

First, put in the offer and get people thinking Twitter is about to explode upward so they buy up a bunch of stock (shareholder base dilution). Create minor hiccups along the way to start seeding caution and concern. Push one big problem (nondisclosure) to cement shareholder's concerns that something is wrong, creating panic and fomenting a stock plummet. Then, when stock is way, way down, kill the deal on a solid contract technicality. That leaves him free to rush back in and buy stock on the open market. That $40 billion committed to the deal will now buy twice as much.

He knows a lawsuit will force disclosure, and that Twitter will get their butts handed to them by the courts when the same stonewalling occurs. Even if it does develop into a full court battle, he still wins.

Brad
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Ben on July 11, 2022, 09:46:47 AM
I think all of this was planned,

I'm not 100% on board with "Planned", but I want to be. My hope has always been that Musk was willing to blow a couple of billion ducats to either knock twitter the *expletive deleted*ck out, or at least expose them, rather than buy and take them over.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 11, 2022, 09:51:28 AM
I'm not 100% on board with "Planned", but I want to be. My hope has always been that Musk was willing to blow a couple of billion ducats to either knock twitter the *expletive deleted*ck out, or at least expose them, rather than buy and take them over.

And I don't think he actually planned on running it day to day either. Probably appoint one of his soon to be pregnant executives to run it.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: MechAg94 on July 11, 2022, 10:53:39 AM
Saying he planned for this to happen is not likely.  Saying he saw potential outcomes and covered his bases might be very likely. 
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Brad Johnson on July 11, 2022, 10:57:53 AM
Saying he planned for this to happen is not likely.  Saying he saw potential outcomes and covered his bases might be very likely. 

Either way Twitter gets its comeuppance and he comes out smelling like a rose.

Brad
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RoadKingLarry on July 11, 2022, 01:13:28 PM

We're decades into the information age and people still don't recognize how valuable their information is, how much of their information is harvested, and how much of that information is sold.

YOU are the commodity. Ads are a nice sideline, but for companies like Twitter and Facebook, the millions of data points of behavioral information that you willingly provide to them is absolute gold.

If the service is free to use YOU are the product!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 11, 2022, 04:24:18 PM
Elon Musk Backs Out Of Twitter Deal After Realizing He Can Read The Babylon Bee By Going Directly To Their Website
https://babylonbee.com/news/elon-musk-backs-out-of-twitter-deal-after-realizing-he-can-read-the-babylon-bee-by-going-directly-to-their-website

Quote
At publishing time, The Babylon Bee announced their website is now for sale for a mere $4 billion.

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 11, 2022, 05:20:28 PM

We're decades into the information age and people still don't recognize how valuable their information is, how much of their information is harvested, and how much of that information is sold.

YOU are the commodity. Ads are a nice sideline, but for companies like Twitter and Facebook, the millions of data points of behavioral information that you willingly provide to them is absolute gold.

There's always been a lot of complaining about people that make money without making a physical product, or providing certain kinds of services. Finance companies and stock brokers are a common target. But of course, a lot of those complaining still want to have some kind of retirement account, or to borrow money for houses and cars and such. And though I don't enjoy using Facebook or the other big socials, a lot of small businesses rely on them. They're clearly useful to a whole lot of people, and not just for personal stuff.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 11, 2022, 07:26:29 PM
Got curious

Quote
Who is #1 Twitter follower?
@BarackObama
Most followed accounts on Twitter
Rank   Account name   Followers (millions)
1   @BarackObama   132.2
2   @justinbieber   114.1
3   @katyperry   108.8
4   @rihanna   107.0
49 more rows

Full list at

List of most-followed Twitter accounts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-followed_Twitter_accounts

Musk is #6 at 100.9 mil
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on July 11, 2022, 10:44:33 PM
I have noticed that if you say something against The Progressive Way, you'll get dozens piling on, telling you that you're lower than whale doo...
 
And 95%, or more, have under a dozen followers.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on July 12, 2022, 08:27:13 AM
If the service is free to use YOU are the product!

Even if the service isn't free you are still the product.

We routinely get requests to buy our member and email lists at TFL. At one time we were also getting requests from companies that wanted to put sniffers on the platform.

Some of them, when TFL was REALLY active, were offering HUGE money and they just couldn't understand why we wouldn't want to line our pockets by selling out our members' privacy.

Had one guy actually get more than a little snippy with me. And that's all it took for me to break out all of my charm.  :mad:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on July 12, 2022, 08:35:01 AM
There's always been a lot of complaining about people that make money without making a physical product, or providing certain kinds of services. Finance companies and stock brokers are a common target. But of course, a lot of those complaining still want to have some kind of retirement account, or to borrow money for houses and cars and such. And though I don't enjoy using Facebook or the other big socials, a lot of small businesses rely on them. They're clearly useful to a whole lot of people, and not just for personal stuff.

Don't worry, no one enjoys it when you use Facebook, either. :rofl:

Data mining and analysis has been around for a LOT longer than people realize.

Herman Hollerith really kicked it off hard when he introduced punch cards and tabulating machines that would allow quick accumulation and summation of a lot of data points really quickly.

It's just been getting more and more invasive ever since.

And yeah, the provider and consumer are firmly connected.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 12, 2022, 09:04:02 AM
"if twitter has lots of bots then that's good"  :O

https://twitter.com/WholeMarsBlog/status/1546549205983846400
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Bogie on July 12, 2022, 11:31:29 AM
How do you feel about TV ratings?
 
I was once a Nielsen Family.
 
I would always make sure the TV was on for American Gladiators and for Roller Derby stuff.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: dogmush on July 13, 2022, 03:13:30 PM
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1547238325907513346?s=20&t=BZidv0NUVg2u4lIJ1n3Ayw

Welp.  There goes SpaceX's FAA approval.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on July 13, 2022, 03:20:01 PM
I love the comments under that...

"Why not put solar panels in space?"

"To power what?"

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS! DUH, YOU RACIST LUDDITE PLANET HATER!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 13, 2022, 10:39:35 PM
MSNBC to Musk
Quote
    Imagine the positive impact you could have on the world if you used the extraordinary amount of influence and power you have to spread decency, kindness and positivity?
    — Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) July 13, 2022

Musk to MSNBC
Quote
    Imagine if MSNBC did that
    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 13, 2022
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2022/07/13/elon-musk-embarrasses-msnbc-host-with-one-tweet-n2610194

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/96/8c/db/968cdbeff9cd54fe8705bd304a0211e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 13, 2022, 11:27:14 PM
Lib math

Quote
Sunil Adhikari
@SunilAd94214293
Replying to
@elonmusk
 and
@shacknews
Musk spent $44 Billion on Twitter.   The World's population is 8 billion.   He could have given each person $5 billion and still have money leftover.  I feel like a cheque for $5 billion would be life changing for most people. Yet he wasted it all on Twitter

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 13, 2022, 11:30:24 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1547306642462543872/TctKknEM?format=png&name=small)

Quote
Shacknews
@shacknews
·
7h
Twitter (TWTR) submits Elon Musk poop emoji tweet as evidence of disparaging behavior

 :facepalm: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on July 14, 2022, 06:58:55 AM
MSNBC to Musk
Musk to MSNBChttps://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2022/07/13/elon-musk-embarrasses-msnbc-host-with-one-tweet-n2610194

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/96/8c/db/968cdbeff9cd54fe8705bd304a0211e3.jpg)


MSNBC to Musk...


TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 14, 2022, 08:37:11 AM
Looks like twtter just went down

https://downdetector.com/status/twitter/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 14, 2022, 08:39:57 AM
Is Twitter down? Massive outage reported on social media site
https://abc7.com/twitter-down-right-now-is-detector-over-capacity/12051199/
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: K Frame on July 14, 2022, 09:13:27 AM
IT'S TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: Lennyjoe on July 14, 2022, 11:39:36 AM
Back up now
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: RocketMan on July 14, 2022, 11:42:58 AM
Back up now

The world can breathe easy now.  We're all saved.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 14, 2022, 11:43:41 AM
Back up now

Alright everyone! Stop talking to your neighbors and go back to your basements. The emergency is over.
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: WLJ on July 15, 2022, 06:42:03 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

https://twitter.com/teslaownersSV/status/1547763018989088768
Title: Re: Musk and Twitter
Post by: DittoHead on July 19, 2022, 05:27:59 PM
Quote from: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/3565918-twitter-wins-expedited-trial-in-musk-case/
Twitter’s lawsuit seeking to force Elon Musk to complete his $44 billion acquisition of the company will take place in October, a judge ruled Tuesday.

The social media platform’s lawyers argued in Delaware Chancery Court that Twitter is being harmed each day that its dispute with Musk continues without a resolution and asked for a court date in September.

Musk’s lawyers contended that that expedited timeline would not give his team enough time to evaluate the data they’ve been given about the prevalence of fake accounts on the platform.

Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick ultimately ruled in Twitter’s favor, setting up a five-day trial for October.
Looks like the lawsuit will be addressed relatively quickly.