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Elon Musk to make Twitter a free speech platform

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Not going down to well with certain factions that want to control and censor in alignment with a narrow political view.

Thoughts on the purchase from both a cultural and financial perspective??

Disclaimer: Personally never had a Twitter account and probably never will. I honestly thought it was the dumbest concept to hit the market.
 

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Actually I love how politics is in ever-evolving organism.

We can now determine, with an accuracy of approximately 99.9999999% +/- 0.00000001%, where a person sits on the political spectrum simply by how much they like or dislike Elon Musk :D
 

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Actually I love how politics is in ever-evolving organism.

We can now determine, with an accuracy of approximately 99.9999999% +/- 0.00000001%, where a person sits on the political spectrum simply by how much they like or dislike Elon Musk :D
I'm a huge fan. He is an engineering genius and completely cool. My favourite Billionaire.

The induction engine for the Tesla and landing rockets to allow re-use. He got into battery manufacture seriously before anyone. The only person with a real vision for Mars. Cool girlfriends. Love how he knocked off the creep Bezos in the space race and how Murdoch media attacked him for building an electric car and not joining Rupert's Republican Party group and how they have been forced to change their tune and now a Murdoch is working for him (and probably helping him with media advice for this takeover)!!

And I am sure he has a plan for Twitter that will blow my mind and definitely excited to see him to take it over.
I reckon he might have some fact checking tech to expose the propagandists as well as some filters to protect peoples privacy (such as where his jet is). He want to make it a meeting place not a gossip session.

Where does that put me? i suspect dead centre.
 
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I'm a huge fan. He is an engineering genius and completely cool.

Yes he is an engineering genius but that doesn't make him a social libertarian.

I have the feeling he should stick to engineering and leave social media alone. People with egos the size of his could well regard Twitter as his playground to influence discussion the way he wants it to go.

I hate Twitter, it's full of nutcases saying very little of substance, but so far people seem to be able to say what they want, I doubt whether that will last.
 

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I hate Twitter, it's full of nutcases saying very little of substance, but so far people seem to be able to say what they want, I doubt whether that will last.

Twitter is a cesspit, but it will be a much more ideologically equitable cesspit now... maybe.

But from a financial and macroeconomic perspective it is second-to-none.... And you can filter out the politics and bullshyte to a large extent.... if you want to ;)
 
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Actually I love how politics is in ever-evolving organism.

We can now determine, with an accuracy of approximately 99.9999999% +/- 0.00000001%, where a person sits on the political spectrum simply by how much they like or dislike Elon Musk :D
Really, I thought it would be quiet hard to label Musk as left or right.

Like more and more people those silly labels are obsolete and only used by divisive media and politicians. Very few people are either or.
 
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