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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:56 PM

 

Republican hostile takeover of Twitter may be in the works.

Republican mega-donor buys stake in Twitter and seeks to oust Jack Dorsey – report
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/29/paul-singer-elliott-management-twitter-jack-dorsey

A major Republican donor has purchased a stake in Twitter and is reportedly seeking to oust its chief executive, Jack Dorsey.

Bloomberg News first reported that Elliott Management has taken a “sizable stake” and “and plans to push for changes at the social media company, including replacing Dorsey”.

Paul Singer, the billionaire founder of Elliott Management, is a Republican mega-donor who opposed Donald Trump during the real-estate magnate’s run for the presidential nomination but has since come onside.

After a White House visit in February 2017, Trump said Singer “was very much involved with the anti-Trump or, as they say, ‘Never Trump’, and Paul just left, and he’s given us his total support and it’s all about unification”.

Trump famously communicates with the public largely through Twitter, at the expense of traditional media strategy.

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Reply Republican hostile takeover of Twitter may be in the works. (Original post)
Odoreida Feb 2020 OP
pecosbob Feb 2020 #1
BComplex Feb 2020 #2
klook Feb 2020 #7
wishstar Feb 2020 #3
C_U_L8R Feb 2020 #4
pecosbob Feb 2020 #5
Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #6
crickets Feb 2020 #10
Roland99 Feb 2020 #8
dewsgirl Feb 2020 #9
UTUSN Feb 2020 #11
nolabear Feb 2020 #12

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:57 PM

1. Some vulture capitalist should mount a hostile takeover of Facebook and sell off it's parts

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:07 PM

2. From your keyboard to God's ears, pecosbob!

Wouldn't that be nice!!!?

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:21 PM

7. No shit --

maybe some billionaire ex-presidential candidate.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:08 PM

3. He is the establishment Repub who paid Fusion GPS for oppo research leading to Steele Dossier

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:10 PM

4. That would be the end of Twitter

Might not be a bad thing. Start over with a platform that verifies its users and enforces its own polices.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:17 PM

5. My take is that this is because Twitter stopped accepting paid political ads

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The one percent would make social media into their malignant misinformation machine.

Edit...I also recall a recent court decision that barred Trump from blocking people hammering him on Twitter. He would love to be able to use Twitter as a megaphone without the entire world calling him a moron in response.

Your choice...Machiavellian or Trumpian. Doesn't really matter anyway as they both dovetail into Twitter being used as a powerful political weapon.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:21 PM

6. Probably right...nt

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:40 PM

10. +1

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:22 PM

8. This is where Bloomberg and/or Steyer could help

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:29 PM

9. If this happens. I hope Twitter collapses.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 11:25 PM

11. K&R

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 11:28 PM

12. That'll kill it in a hurry.

Not the worst idea I’ve ever heard.

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