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Elon Musk has an ownership stake in Twitter and is having tons of fun at Twitter’s expense.
As relayed by OutKick’s Alejandro Avila, Musk has already taken some jabs at celebrities on Twitter, and as the largest shareholder of the social media platform, he can do what he wants. He even came up with a poll to ask users if Twitter could use a name change.
In short, Musk asked if the “W” in the name should be changed. The options in Musk’s poll were limited to “Yes” and “Of course.”
Delete the w in twitter?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 10, 2022
As of this writing, “Yes” held a 56.3 to 43.7 advantage, with more than 1.3 million votes already tabulated.
Clearly, again, this is all great fun for Musk, and for the many who haven’t liked Twitter’s direction over the past couple of years. But for those employed by Twitter? Yeah, not so much.
As relayed by the Daily Wire, “some Twitter employees are getting nervous about Musk’s new influence over the company.”
That’s probably because many Twitter employees agree with the company’s credo of silencing free speech if it doesn’t fall in line with the company’s politics. Granted, no one is in favor of hate speech, and that should indeed somehow be silenced.
But there is a big difference between “hate speech” and just “opinions that Twitter doesn’t like.”
Musk clearly intends to clean up the platform and mostly, have fun with something that has taken itself too seriously. His presence, without a doubt, is a refreshing change. And hey, who knows? Maybe that change will include a whole new name.
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I’m really warming up to Musk. Not be cowed or silenced by the woke mod, nor was he compelled to stay in California. He fought the draconian covid mandates early on. Buying the largest share of twitter is a lovely power move. Hopefully he’ll continue to fight social media censorship, and woke lunacy. And he has juvenile sense of humor, what’s not to like?
Dude is epic great sense of humor plus wicked smart
There is no such thing as hate speech. It’s just speech you don’t like. I may not like either, it I’m adult enough to call them out on their BS. If you don’t like it, don’t follow the person or block them.
Well that was fun while it lasted.
Lets not mince words, Twitter condones hate speech as long as they agree with it. Hell, they let the Taliban tweet