Well, This Is Interesting
I started an entry on this topic when it happened, but lost it. Anyway, I have decided to go ahead and just write a new one.
So I am sure you’ve heard of Elon Musk, one of the richest men in the world, buying a majority stake in Twitter. He was offered a seat on their board of directors with the stipulation that he wouldn’t purchase more than 14.9% of shares. He turned that down, then made an offer to outright buy all of Twitter’s shares for about $40 billion (According to Yahoo, $43 billion). Twatter’s board of directors just shot that down:
Elon Musk was asked what he plans to do if Twitter rejects his offer to buy the social media platform. Interviewer: If they don’t accept your offer, you said you won’t go higher, is there a plan B? Elon Musk: There is.Musk did not disclose his next steps should the Twitter board rejects his offer.Fo…
I am glad he’s not giving up. I wonder what’s up his sleeve, though.
Predictably, the leftist scum that have fully infected Twitter are NOT happy about this turn of events:
Musk’s bid to take over Twitter is threatening because it could damage the company’s ability to rig the narrative.
Musk Derangement Syndrome was in full swing Thursday after the news hit that Elon Musk was seeking to buy all of Twitter’s stock and turn the social media giant into a privately owned company. Max Boot, a columnist with The Washington Post, predicted catastrophe if Twitter goes private and allows anything to be said.
The Daily Wire outlines a way for Musk to buy Twitter even though his offer has been rejected:
Even if Twitter’s board rejects Elon Musk’s proposal to buy the company, Musk could still target stockholders by either seeking proxy votes or purchasing their shares in a so-called “hostile takeover,” thus taking over the company. A hostile takeover occurs when an outside entity tries to take over a company without the management’s consent.
I don’t know if anything will actually come of this. I hope Elon Musk does buy Twitter, take it private and make it a haven for free speech. You can view a TED Talk that Musk gave recently here. Turns out Twitter is partially owned by a Saudi prince, who owns about 5% shares and who is one of the shareholders that turned down Musk’s offer. And now you know why Musloids can say whatever the hell they want on Twitter and get away with it.
Twitter as it is has a lot of problems. First of all, it wields far too much influence given how partisan and biased it is. Twitter is a haven for the left and the political establishment. The suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story undoubtedly had an affect on the 2020 Presidential election (swinging more votes to the Biden side, even though it’s plain and obvious that the Biden campaign stole the election, but getting more legitimate votes just made the steal that much easier).
The biggie for me is that they do not apply their rules across the board. Right-wingers that are effective at using Twitter, like the Libs of TikTok account, get temporarily restricted for vague reasons, while leftists who call for violence against other people get to keep their accounts without enduring a twelve hour suspension. Twitter and their defenders claim to want to have a safe haven for people, free of violent posts and whatnot, but it’s only safe for overly sensitive leftists. Right-wingers and dissidents like, say, J.K. Rowling are regularly harassed and abused, and the people making hateful, vile tweets against people like Rowling or, say, Tulsi Gabbard are rarely held accountable.
Then there’s the child pornography. Tumblr used to have a big problem with child pornography, and rather than spend the time and money to develop an algorithm that could catch actual child pornography, they decided to ban all depictions of nudity and sexuality. The pro-porn and nudity userbase, along with those that posted child porn, migrated to Twitter.
And Twitter has been far worse off for it.
Twitter refused to take down widely shared pornographic images and videos of a teenage sex trafficking victim because an investigation “didn’t find a violation” of the company’s “policies,” a scathing lawsuit alleges.
Twitter refused to take down widely shared pornographic images and
videos of a teenage sex trafficking victim because an investigation
“didn’t find a violation” of the company’s “policies,” a scathing
So I can’t call Tomi Lahren a bimbo on Twitter (I had an account and did precisely that, and was told by Twitter to remove it), but I can post illegal photos of a sex trafficking victim. The person in question is victimized every single time those photos are retweeted, every single time they’re viewed, and every single time they are downloaded. Twitter is facilitating the ongoing abuse of a sex trafficking victim and the photos are illegal in a lot of places, including the United States.
But don’t you call someone a bimbo – that’s hurtful you guys!!!! This story is from January 2021. Don’t know what became of this lawsuit, unfortunately. If you are looking at this and you have a Twitter account, please tweet the link to that New York Post story. He needs to know that the partisan censorship, bias and double standards are far from the only problem with Twitter. They’re hosting child pornography and when the victims of said pornography ask them to take it down, they say “no” and ignore then even when they provide evidence that they have, in fact, contacted law enforcement about that.
The reason why Twitter is so powerful is because it’s a haven for journalists and activists from both sides of the political aisle. Far too many right-wing blogs, like The Daily Wire, The Federalist, Breitbart, etc pepper their stories with embedded tweets rather than just quoting people. Go to any of those sites, click on a few stories and you’ll see what I mean. By doing this, they guarantee that Twitter will remain powerful and influential.
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