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Wow. So Apartheid Elon did it. He killed a major social media platform (Original Post) Roland99 Dec 2022 OP
More because it was too left-leaning for his taste. BWdem4life Dec 2022 #1
It was definitely a political hit job. No question about that. Initech Dec 2022 #13
I don't know why people don't think there is a plan. Pretty sure its a bad one BootinUp Dec 2022 #2
Because he's a larger malignant narcissist than even TFG Roland99 Dec 2022 #3
Which is a feat I never thought possible Mad_Machine76 Dec 2022 #14
Yes I think his plan was along the lines you describe. Irish_Dem Dec 2022 #4
Then His Plan Is Fantasy ProfessorGAC Dec 2022 #5
Don't think he had a plan, that's why he tried to get out of the deal. tinrobot Dec 2022 #9
muskRatFucker is Mutilating Cha Dec 2022 #6
I don't think its dead. former9thward Dec 2022 #7
Yes. I don't know about the finances of it, but it seems quite active ismnotwasm Dec 2022 #18
Twitter is a tiny little splinter compared to the United States government for crying out loud Walleye Dec 2022 #8
I think this is Eloon's version of GenThePerservering Dec 2022 #10
+1 leftstreet Dec 2022 #11
#this Roland99 Dec 2022 #12
Actually, it's the opposite- Twitter hit an all time high in posts womanofthehills Dec 2022 #15
lol that means nothing obamanut2012 Dec 2022 #16
thats becasue people like watching a train wreck moonshinegnomie Dec 2022 #17
And how many from the bots and Elon stans? Roland99 Dec 2022 #19

BWdem4life

(1,801 posts)
1. More because it was too left-leaning for his taste.
Thu Dec 15, 2022, 10:54 PM
Dec 2022

He had nothing to lose but a couple hunderd billion dollars which he probably figures he can make back.

BootinUp

(47,359 posts)
2. I don't know why people don't think there is a plan. Pretty sure its a bad one
Thu Dec 15, 2022, 10:59 PM
Dec 2022

but he isn't just doing this because of his ego. He figures he can affect the makeup of the US government by changing the social media rules and thereby unleash his companies and wealth from government regulation, taxation, etc. He also wants to affect foreign policy.

Roland99

(53,342 posts)
3. Because he's a larger malignant narcissist than even TFG
Thu Dec 15, 2022, 11:02 PM
Dec 2022

This is most certainly because of his ego

ProfessorGAC

(66,070 posts)
5. Then His Plan Is Fantasy
Thu Dec 15, 2022, 11:12 PM
Dec 2022

He'll be dead of old age before he got all those things.
That doesn't seem like the best plan.

tinrobot

(10,977 posts)
9. Don't think he had a plan, that's why he tried to get out of the deal.
Thu Dec 15, 2022, 11:42 PM
Dec 2022

That said, he probably realized he's sitting on a pile of valuable data on Twitter's users, including a lot of powerful people.

The Hunter Biden stuff might be his version of a warning shot.

ismnotwasm

(42,078 posts)
18. Yes. I don't know about the finances of it, but it seems quite active
Fri Dec 16, 2022, 12:54 PM
Dec 2022

What Musk is accomplishing is a getting lot of free press, a lot of attention

Walleye

(31,437 posts)
8. Twitter is a tiny little splinter compared to the United States government for crying out loud
Thu Dec 15, 2022, 11:22 PM
Dec 2022

Social media is really not our government Elon. Maybe he doesn’t understand since he comes from a different system

leftstreet

(36,128 posts)
11. +1
Fri Dec 16, 2022, 12:54 AM
Dec 2022

He's presenting as a socially misfit 14yr old gamer, getting radicalized online by other socially misfit 14 yr olds

Is there no one in his life who cares enough about him to phone in a wellness check?

obamanut2012

(26,322 posts)
16. lol that means nothing
Fri Dec 16, 2022, 12:27 PM
Dec 2022

He is bleeding money. Social Media platforms run on ads, and Twitter has very little now.

Come on.

moonshinegnomie

(2,587 posts)
17. thats becasue people like watching a train wreck
Fri Dec 16, 2022, 12:30 PM
Dec 2022

but as more and more pople leave it will look more like a dumpster fire in a back alley

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