Tag Archives: Elon Musk

Last night.

SpaceX Flight Attendant Says Elon Musk Exposed Himself, Offered Her a Horse: Report (Rolling Stone)

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Fupp you, San Diego.

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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal (left) and Elon Musk

Gulp.

This morning.

Elon Musk says Twitter has to show spam accounts are less than 5% for takeover to go ahead (Sky)

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This morning/afternoon.

They’re in so much trouble.

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This afternoon.

Via RTÉ News:

Speaking about the importance of the role of the media in the battle against climate change at a conference in Dublin City University, the president asked is it a great success if a billionaire would now be deciding what is appropriate for people to exchange by way of discourse.

Without mentioning Mr Musk by name, the president said the purchase of Twitter can hardly be described as anything other than the manifestation of an incredible and dangerous narcissism.

He then read out one of his poems before changing into a tailored three-piece tweed suit with matching cane for dinner, where he recited from his epic work, ‘Globalism: Lovelier Than A Tree’.

Musk’s Twitter purchase ‘dangerous narcissism’, says president (RTE)

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Via New York Post:

An end to “shadow banning” seems the only possible explanation for multiple right-wingers reporting a massive uptick in Twitter followers since Elon Musk bought Twitter on Monday.

If lower-level Twitter workers hadn’t taken fingers off the algorithms in anticipation of the new regime, why would Donald Trump Jr. see a gain of 87,296 new followers Tuesday, plus 119,022 more the next, after weeks of averaging roughly 7,000 per day?

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) picked up more than 205,000 followers in two days, per Social Blade analytics. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, 141,000; Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), 112,000. Joe Rogan (who’s not even a righty, just an iconoclast the left obsesses about) gained nearly 135,000,

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) urged Musk to investigate not only shadowbanning, but also “who was responsible for deliberately suppressing the New York Post’s now-vindicated reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop and business dealings.”

The old guard still running Twitter, meanwhile, says it seems to be largely a result of people deleting and then re-creating their accounts. Right.

Sure looks like a total vindication of Musk’s move to buy Twitter to protect free speech — and reason to suspect similar secret bias operates everywhere else in Big Tech.

It’s high time to crack open Big Tech’s black boxes which suppress conservatives (Editorial, New York Post)

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This morning.

Via USA Today:

“A brave new nightmare.” Those words from former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich described the threat created by Elon Musk’s bid to restore free speech values by buying Twitter.

Yet, despite warnings that censorship is necessary “for democracy to survive,” neither the Tesla CEO and billionaire nor ordinary citizens appear to be sufficiently terrified of free speech. Twitter confirmed Monday that Musk will acquire the company in a deal worth $44 billion. Once the deal is complete, Twitter will become a privately held company.

Progressives, in the meantime, have adopted a dangerous shift in their strategy of calling for corporations to censor speech.

Last week, former President Barack Obama made this shift clear in his much covered speech at Stanford University. Just days after Musk re-enforced his bid for Twitter with the support of many in the free speech community, Obama warned that social media was “tilting us in the wrong direction.” He called for more censorship of disinformation while calling himself “pretty close to a First Amendment absolutist.”

Obama has never been viewed as an ally on free speech by those of us who have been attacked for our “absolutist” views. Moreover, calling for censorship as a free speech absolutist is like claiming to be a vegetarian while calling for mandatory meat consumption.

Elon Musk’s buying Twitter is good for free speech. And a ‘nightmare’ for progressives (USA Today)

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Poor little Mark.

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This afternoon.

Via Associated Press:

A rival bidder to Musk may not be stepping up any time soon, fearful of the byzantine task of moderating content on the platform, something that Musk has vowed to do less of.

“The Twitter Board could not find a white knight and with Musk’s financing detailed the clock has essentially struck midnight for the board which is why negotiations have begun to get a deal done,” said Dan Ives, who follows Twitter for Wedbush Securities.

Reports: Twitter in talks with Musk over bid to buy platform (AP)

Twitter set to accept Musk’s $43 billion offer (Reuters)

Elon Musk became Twitter’s largest shareholder yesterday

This afternoon.

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