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Old 25-04-2022, 20:17   #1
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Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

BREAKING: Worlds richest person, Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-...at_campaign=64

The purchase could result in former U.S President Donald Trumpís Twitter account being reinstated, as Elon Musk vows to bring free speech back to the platform.
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Old 25-04-2022, 20:51   #2
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

BREAKING - Twitter has been sold to Elon Musk and will go private after agreeing to a deal worth $44 billion.

So pretty much confirmed. How he decides to run it remains to be seen.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

As my dad says £34.6 billion, is obscene.


More money than some countries have.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

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As my dad says £34.6 billion, is obscene.


More money than some countries have.
Totally agree. It just highlights the obscenity of Billionaires
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Old 25-04-2022, 23:47   #5
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

He's welcome to it.
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Old 26-04-2022, 06:57   #6
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

It's rather sad we're in a place where someone can spend that amount of money seemingly on a whim because he is annoyed at their moderation policies.

I suggest we preemptively ban Elon Musk from here and await the ££££.
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It's rather sad we're in a place where someone can spend that amount of money seemingly on a whim because he is annoyed at their moderation policies.
Thereís a bit more to it than that, but I take your point
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

Someone done a visual representative of wealth in rice. With 1 grain of rice = $100,000 Elon's wealth would be over 50kgs of rice. Mind boggling to say the least.
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Someone done a visual representative of wealth in rice. With 1 grain of rice = $100,000 Elon's wealth would be over 50kgs of rice. Mind boggling to say the least.
The most mind boggling thing of all is that so many people see no problem with this.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

His statement said something about verifying humans which suggests an account would be linked to a person. Might cut down on trolling and be a good solution to the moderation issue. Yes, you have better 'free speech' but you'll also have less protection against consequences for it.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

Does this mean that 50% of twitter accounts would disappear as they're bots?
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The most mind boggling thing of all is that so many people see no problem with this.
What's the problem.

Twitter in it's current form banned the POTUS, Buried the Hunter Biden scandel, and summarily bans any discourse it disagrees with.

It will now just be owned by someone else with that power.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 Billion

So "better free speech" is to entail only opinions that are allowed without the risk of being "cancelled" in some way or another? Just because certain people don't like certain opinions/facts, doesn't mean they aren't true.

Wealth can only be realised, if others have the money to exchange with you. Others will have to exchange the money with him, in order for him to exchange it with the Facebook shareholders, who can then spend or invest it.

Certain people would only seem to be happy if nobody created anything. The money for loans of whatever kind(government borrowing, mortgages, business loans, etc) can only happen with money from those with surplus money.
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Does this mean that 50% of twitter accounts would disappear as they're bots?
Hopefully
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