Elon Musk buys 9.2% stake in Twitter

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The 1st Amendment protects you from the GOVERNMENT restricting your speech.

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To be fair, TFA talks about

and not the First Amendment per se. Of course if Twitter’s customers have concerns about whether they uphold

they are more than welcome to vote with their feet (or their wallet). Which I guess is what Elon Musk is doing.

This may or may not highlight some of the potential issues with “money is speech” as a constitutional law concept.

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Um. Given how much of a shithole Twitter can be already, does this even make the place worse?

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I’m no Musk fan, but what’s he gonna do? Make Twitter worse? Is that even possible? I guess he could get Trump back on Twitter, but I’m still not gonna see it.

ETA: @LurksNoMore beat me to it

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Thanks Mush, I didn’t need any more reasons to stay off Twitter, but you just gave me one.

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My long-standing refusal to get a Twitter account continues to be justified.

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Oh no! What if this ruins Twitter? /s

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Honestly this is just posturing. Non founders of Twitter cannot buy voting shares, so he gets nothing from this.

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His earlier statements suggesting he was going to create a competitor to Twitter could also be interpreted as an attempt to bring down the market value of Twitter just before he bought it, so it would be market manipulation on both ends of the deal.

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Dipshid narcissistic baby complains about being held accountable for being a dipshid narcissistic baby, threatens to start own social media platform. I blanked out for a second - were we talking about Trump or Musk?

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looking at a chart of the past month it didn’t look it had much if any effect. but his buy in certainly boosted the price.

omg what if musk became the next republican president …

I know Vice President Thiel won’t disappoint the faithful like the last guy . . .

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Fortunately for us, he can’t.

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Again:

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Trump, Milo, Graham Linehan, Katie Hopkins… Twitter is already promoting NFTs but there is other evil they could branch out into. I don’t think apartheid emeralds are a thing anymore, but I dunno maybe he could do a cross promotion with De Beers or something. And it’s hard for me to judge as I’m not a target for such things but I think twitter has been getting better at removing death threats, he could reverse that. As bad as twitter is even worse is possible.

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Again, twitter doesn’t sell voting shares publicly, so Elon’s got about the same power with 9.2% of twitter that I have with one share.

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Well, I guess that’s one to avoid getting banned.

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