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Musk and Twitter
« 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/
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2022, 08:39:10 AM »

There's been talk of him buying twitter outright but this will do for now.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #3 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%.

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2022, 10:11:12 AM »

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2022, 10:34:58 AM »

This could be a precursor to a hostile takeover.  [popcorn]

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2022, 11:10:17 AM »

This could be a precursor to a hostile takeover.  [popcorn]

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2022, 11:32:32 AM »

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2022, 01:40:18 PM »

Twitter stock up 25% so far today
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2022, 02:27:15 PM »

I wonder when President Trump will be unbanned?

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2022, 02:31:26 PM »

I wonder when President Trump will be unbanned?

Never?
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2022, 04:37:48 PM »

https://twitter.com/0x49fa98/status/1511030309818707969

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Elon Musk is already making twitter a better place


This should be a good week for spectating histrionics on Twitter

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #19 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
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2022, 10:18:22 AM »

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    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:
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #23 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/
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Re: Musk and Twitter
« Reply #24 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
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