Thoughts on Elon Musk buying a stake in Twitter?

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if they lessen their speech restrictions, it will probably cost Twitter some employees who don’t agree with the change and go elsewhere.

From an investment standpoint, more discussion = more eyeballs = more clicks, so that could turn into higher ad revenue.

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I love that Musk did this! And he was appointed to the board this morning.

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I’m still waiting for Musk to launch himself onto Mars so I don’t have to hear about/from him again.

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I think it’s great. I purposely stay away from Twitter because of its corporate policies.

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Musk gets things done, that’s for sure. He is an unabashed advocate for free speech. This will be interesting.

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When in doubt, buy them out!

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Yes, he fiercely defends his right to call people who insult him pedophiles without basis, and manipulate his stock price via tweet in contravention of SEC agreements.

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  1. Sticks and stones…
  2. I’m sure the SEC will take action. If they can…
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As the kids say…major LDE :rofl:

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Or more likely HMFZR

What do these abbreviations mean?

I have no clue what hmfzr means :woman_shrugging:

LDE refers to someone who…has to make a lot of noise to compensate for other shortcomings.

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Musk is the only person that could just drop a wad of cash and buy a company the size of Twitter. I’m betting that’s his plan, along with privatizing the company and naming himself CEO, as soon as he has a 51% majority.

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Just love that there is someone rich enough and bold enough to actually say I believe in free speech for all and pay 3 billion to get it. This might end up being one of his best investments. I’d be nervous if I was on the side of the same olds who think it’s going to continue as it has the last few years. Can’t wait to see the fireworks.

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by accepting a Board seat, he is limited to owning no more than 14.9%. Of course, he could always resign from the Board and start buying more.

There’s no shortage of twitter-equivalent “free speech” apps already available, e.g. Parler, Gettr, Truth, etc. Musk (and everyone else) has always been free to post on those as much he wants.

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yeah, I get why this is news, but Twitter only has 30 million sets of eyeballs in the US, or <10% of the pop, many of whom are kids. In contrast, meta/FB is near 60% market penetration.

Warren Buffett could, too.