FireView, 03 Nov 2022You are already able to post what you think. But if you threaten someone or try to bully someo... moreHe's already suspended people for impersonating even as a joke so clearly even with him at the helm there is no "free speech", it seems what most people really want is not being held accountable for their actions and that includes the consequences for the things they said, the only smart thing he's doing (though I'm not sure he's actually aware of it) is moving away from an ad model, because if he continues to pursue this "say whatever you want" model a lot of advertisers might pull off from the platform
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2022He wont die naked with nothing. He'll die in an expensive suit with a solid wood casket m... morelol car in space means nothing compared to the battle against evil oil empire
and Elon won it, Tesla is the proof
also he did it with style, check self driving cars
"No platforming" is the exact opposite of "Freedom of Speech". Some WOKE employees in that company is laughable.
AnonD-731363, 03 Nov 2022Well poor people on the other hand they can always do better than work for a man obsessed with... moreHe wont die naked with nothing. He'll die in an expensive suit with a solid wood casket made by the finest carpenter and probably thrust at Mars using his own company's rockets. It will happen, because he can. If you doubt it, know that Elon Musk has already thrown his old commute car, a sports car, into space. He's that rich.
smartwatchguy, 04 Nov 2022$ bubble surrounded by yes men ridding coat tails, sustance abuse.. Elon is drinking his own c... moreExactly. Buckle up to watch how this will fall in place with the upcoming election.
If it wouldn't be so damn entertaining, one would consider this might get serious.
And Elon should watch out, politics is a completely different minefield.
I assume this is completely beyond his capacities.
Which is not meant diminishing. Actually the opposite.
He is a different type of animal, and that's one of his strengthes (and of all those other wizkids that build their own reality).
Its called the 'lanjiao' syndrome....lol
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2022Not quite sure why he would buy that company.$ bubble surrounded by yes men ridding coat tails, sustance abuse.. Elon is drinking his own cool aid and believes the 'hype'.Now probably sees himself as a visionary with a special gift etc. With no one to keep him grouded, he lost himself and will never be the same.
This is like watching a car crash in slow motion. Hate speach up 500% enemy states licking their chops because it's they've been given the ultimate weapon to destroy a state without the crazy high cost of a conventional war.
Don't get me started on that. I'm fundamentally positive on Elon, in some regards even adore him. But one thing is for sure: sometimes "brilliant ideas" cross his mind like a meteor ("free speech", as if Twitter was the locked down megafone of a failed absolutisctic state) which are good enough for a brief kick, and his audience then fuels the fire with their attention.
End of the game: he got carried away into a rabbit hole he didn't fully understand to begin with and therefore never had a chance to fully think through in all their real-world contraints, complications and consequences.
At least he actually realised that in time and wanted to withdraw.
But too late, because Twitter was dump enough to insist on their new fate to be fulfilled.
As much as i pitty all those fired employees, which are the only/actual experts on this matter and who actually built Twitter and who now have to pay with their real lives/careers for a foolish idea (from someone who was not even member of their organisation) and misjudgements of executives which were not up to their job.
Disgusting, and tragic.
I hope, users feel estranged enough from their twitter they loved and find s.th. better.
Or better: someone builds the fixed version of the original twitter.
Cutting half the workforce and putting the suvivors under pressure will certainly not spur any brilliant idea to fuel that effort. But engineers who share a common interest and are not interfered by foolish activism would possibly do.
Why put "The South African" in the article, whats that got to do with anything.
Not quite sure why he would buy that company.
Juice98, 04 Nov 2022Ah yes, the dangerous cOnSpiRaCy tHeOriSts. Let's deplatform anybody who doesn't agr... more'Healthy debates' about what, whether historical atrocities happened or not ?. Whether conspiracy theorists are telling the truth or just using them as a means to push their agenda or that the would is actually flat ?, and that has apparently been confirmed by thousands of flat-earthers that have never left this earth. They base their flat-earth 'facts' on the inability to actually see the curvature of the earth, while actually standing on it...
kevinmcmurtrie, 04 Nov 2022Musk doesn't have a clue about what he's doing. Moderation and advertiser driven re... moreWho cares?
It will attract millions of users looking for an "alternative" to Meta & other social networks. He never ran Tesla with profit, so he doesn't have to make profit on Twitter either... It worked last couple of times, why would it be different now?
And "advertisers" always look for users, they do not give a shit about what is talked on platform.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2022Would be really interesting to hear what you think about conspiracy theorists being free to pe... moreAh yes, the dangerous cOnSpiRaCy tHeOriSts. Let's deplatform anybody who doesn't agree with us, instead of partaking in healthy debates.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2022Sponsoring corporations still have mentally ill HR people that will press for stopping adverti... moreWould be really interesting to hear what you think about conspiracy theorists being free to peddle lies like Sandy Hook never happened and politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene calling for execution of Democrats. Free speech, right?
Sponsoring corporations still have mentally ill HR people that will press for stopping advertisement on Twitter, so it won't work, he won't be able to cure Twitter, but even if he drives into the ground, it's still a good thing.
Also, for the ultra-liberals, isn't it still a "private company that does what it wants"? Why the complaints? It's his now.
Mobile.Good, 04 Nov 2022That's the difference between investment and "funding".It is a legal Ponzi scheme named Public companies in USA: investors put money in and get more money out using the money from next more investors which put money in: when they do not find more investors the last investors get broke on loss. Musk is the richest person with 200 billions of dollars in stock but he is also the most in debt person with 600 billions of dollars in debt.
Musk doesn't have a clue about what he's doing. Moderation and advertiser driven revenue is HARD and Twitter was doing pretty well at figuring out as social conditions change. The platform will be worthless in 2 months unless Musk can hand it off to somebody competent. Advertisers aren't going to pay for placement on a racist, fascist, conspiracy theory dumpster fire, or whatever plague of stupidity comes along next.
Worse still, Twitter is technologically an easy platform to build. Even a little stumble opens the doors wide open to replacement by competitors.
Seeing this I can't help but smile, these are the same people that censored and ban people like Kanye or even Trump, and against free speech. Good to see that Elon did some justice in this world, even Kanye is back on Twitter too :D