Would Twitter become better or worse if Musk controlled it?

If Musk ends up controlling Twitter, that would make Twitter:

  • better

    Votes: 18 37.5%
  • worse

    Votes: 30 62.5%

  • Total voters
    48

amadeus

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So in addition to being a criminal, Musk is also a pathetic loser with no follow-through
We didn’t already know that with the hyperloop? Or saving that, what was it, boy scout troop in Thailand? I’m sure we’re just a Friedman unit away from that Mars colony when we can all go and live on a hot rock with nothing on it.
 

Hygro

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Shut your trap Musk said self driving cars are now one year away!
 

Lexicus

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We didn’t already know that with the hyperloop? Or saving that, what was it, boy scout troop in Thailand? I’m sure we’re just a Friedman unit away from that Mars colony when we can all go and live on a hot rock with nothing on it.

You must have forgot that time when Elon Musk made an iron man suit and orbited the Earth in the fastest time ever
 

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According to a couple of youtube videos, Twitter is actually insisting that the deal goes through (because careless Musk then will have to pay it considerably more than its current stock price), and not that Musk is just made to pay the 1 billion penalty for walking away.
But I also read that the strategy is meant to ultimately force Musk to pay a larger penalty, in a settlement, not to buy Twitter.

I was never paying attention to Musk, and was now surprised to learn that he doesn't have any significant degree in science. Is he some type of luckier Elizabeth Holmes?
 

Kyriakos

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The video is about Musk possibly being forced not just to pay a (larger than the 1B fine one, which Twitter already refused) settlement, but actually forced to go ahead with buying Twitter in the inflated price he himself agreed to. And all that with Twitter currently losing a lot of money each year.
Some assumptions/calculations about whether Musk will even be able to buy Twitter just by selling Tesla stock he owns (conclusion: no).


Interesting how he could be so reckless.
 

Kyriakos

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Maybe we also need a thread on Musk himself. It isn't unlikely (unless the state steps in, socialism for billionaires etc) that Tesla won't be around in this form for much longer.
 

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Without that thread, I guess here is as good a place as any:

Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, tweeted that he was buying English football club Manchester United Plc, without offering any details.​
“I’m buying Manchester United ur [sic] welcome,” Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday. The northern England-based team has more than 32 million followers on its main Twitter account and Musk’s tweet had garnered 220,000 ‘likes’ on the platform within two hours.​
Musk’s post was a follow-on comment to a previous tweet: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!” Left half and right half are football lineup positions.​
The comment by the chief executive of electric car giant Tesla comes as United, champions of England a record 20 times, suffer a nightmare opening on the field to the 2022-2023 season.​
One of the world’s best known and most widely supported teams, United are rooted at the bottom of the English Premier League after losing their first two games, having failed over the past two months to adequately rebuild a squad that performed comparatively poorly last season.​
Its New York-listed shares have slid 24 percent over the last 12 months, valuing it at just more than $2bn.​
Manchester United is controlled by the American Glazer family. Neither the Florida-based family nor Musk immediately responded to requests for comment.​
British newspaper The Daily Mirror reported last year that the Glazers, who have faced widespread fan opposition to their stewardship since acquiring the club in 2005 for 790 million pounds ($957m), were prepared to sell but only if they were offered in excess of 4 billion pounds ($4.85bn).​
 
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