While I have a Twitter account, I don’t really use it that frequently, with the exception of checking out some spicy Tweets on occasion (but even those are gone, thanks to the platform’s arbitrary censorship). I find the format clunky and unwieldy, especially when trying to read long threads or responses to Tweets.
It’s also a cesspool of Leftist hand-wringing and overwrought, fake stories, in which progressives claim their small children are asking them if Trump is going to kill the trannies or what not. At its worst, it’s an outrage factory; at its best, it’s an echo chamber for the mainstream media.
There’s a long history of censorship of conservative and populist voices on Twitter. The rumors (which will be confirmed or otherwise by the time this post goes live) suggest that Twitter’s quarterly report won’t look good, so Musk was able to scoop up the company at the price of $44 billion, or $54.20 per share. That represents a 38% premium to Twitter’s stock price as of 1 April 2022.
Basically, Twitter went woke—like, MEGA woke—and it’s starting to go broke.
The news of Musk’s purchase of Twitter is heartening, as he describes himself as a free speech absolutist. Trump has pledged to stay on TRUTH Social, but I still hope Musk restores his account, even if it’s a symbolic gesture.
While Musk’s takeover is promising—let a thousand crazy Tweets bloom!—it does suggest that conservatives are on hard times if we’re hoping the whims of a boyish entrepreneur/government subsidy devourer will restore free speech on a failing, but still important, Big Tech platform.
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