Sci/Tech Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s largest shareholder

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Freeloading Rusty

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Two weeks ago:

View: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1507272763597373461?s=21&t=Cys8MzFu3ju6rb3WOUnYkQ





And, wouldn’t you know, Twitter just filed this with the SEC


Per Bloomberg data, Musk’s 9.2 per cent Twitter stake would make him the largest shareholder in the company. Notably it’s more than quadruple the 2.25 per cent position of founder Jack Dorsey. At pixel time, Twitter’s stock is up 25 per cent in pre-market trading to $49.09.
 

Dick Niaz

Yearning for TMMAC days gone by
Jan 14, 2018
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As largest shareholder he will influence the board to rebrand, starting with the name. “Twitter” will now be named after his next child “€#¥•£#%.” It is pronounced “Truth Social.”
 

kneeblock

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Apr 18, 2015
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This is corporate raiding at its most on point. I personally can't wait for the fallout amongst the Twitterati.
 

Jesus X

Elon Musk the richest African American
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He should buy youtube to end all the censorship and demonitization there.
 

Freeloading Rusty

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Qat

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Nov 3, 2015
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Heard he tried to get into Berghain but was turned away at the door, then went to twitter to cry about why it's his decision to leave or something.

Hahaha.
 

Qat

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Despite calling himself a 'free speech absolutist,' Elon Musk has a history of retaliation against employees and critics
  • Elon Musk referred to himself as a 'free speech absolutist' and criticized Twitter for censorship.
  • Musk has threatened to sue bloggers for critical coverage and fired employees for disagreeing with him.
  • "Seems @elonmusk is a free speech absolutist… unless it involves safety concerns IMO," a former employee tweeted.
He banned a whole TV station from the opening of his new factory cause he didn't like a report over possible water problems the factory could create.
 

Jesus X

Elon Musk the richest African American
Sep 7, 2015
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Heard he tried to get into Berghain but was turned away at the door, then went to twitter to cry about why it's his decision to leave or something.

Hahaha.
He should buy berghain and let every one in.
 

Speaker to Animals

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Despite calling himself a 'free speech absolutist,' Elon Musk has a history of retaliation against employees and critics
  • Elon Musk referred to himself as a 'free speech absolutist' and criticized Twitter for censorship.
  • Musk has threatened to sue bloggers for critical coverage and fired employees for disagreeing with him.
  • "Seems @elonmusk is a free speech absolutist… unless it involves safety concerns IMO," a former employee tweeted.
This sounds so familiar. Someone who claims to be one thing but in reality is its opposite.
Hmmm
 

BeardOfKnowledge

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Jul 22, 2015
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He banned a whole TV station from the opening of his new factory cause he didn't like a report over possible water problems the factory could create.
Businesses can admit who they want.
 

BeardOfKnowledge

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Jul 22, 2015
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Sure sure, obviously he is just not the free speech god he wants to pose as.
Barring someone from your business doesn't reflect on your opinion of free speech. If he somehow stopped them from publishing the story, that would be different.
 

Qat

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Barring someone from your business doesn't reflect on your opinion of free speech. If he somehow stopped them from publishing the story, that would be different.
Twitter didn't stop anyone from publishing news stories either, just from doing business on their turf. Just like Elon did here.

Seems to be a good fit. More frozen accs as per the will of the Elon.
 

BeardOfKnowledge

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Jul 22, 2015
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Twitter didn't stop anyone from publishing news stories either, just from doing business on their turf. Just like Elon did here.

Seems to be a good fit. More frozen accs as per the will of the Elon.
Twitter operates under protections afforded because it fashions itself as the modern "town square". It's a completely different example.
 

Qat

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Twitter operates under protections afforded because it fashions itself as the modern "town square". It's a completely different example.
And the gigafactory opening is the absolute place to be, at least in his mind. He was dishing out a punishment because he has the power to do so, and as far as I can tell, this isn't unusual for him.

People believing he will stand up for real free speech are fools imo. He will stand up for what suits him.
 

BeardOfKnowledge

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And the gigafactory opening is the absolute place to be, at least in his mind. He was dishing out a punishment because he has the power to do so, and as far as I can tell, this isn't unusual for him.
Again, Elon doesn't say "Hey, come down to my factory. It's the world's best place to express yourself!" The two things aren't comparable.


People believing he will stand up for real free speech are fools imo. He will stand up for what suits him.
You're 100% right on that. Over the last year he's really exposed himself as being a scam artist.
 

Hauler

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Two weeks ago:

View: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1507272763597373461?s=21&t=Cys8MzFu3ju6rb3WOUnYkQ





And, wouldn’t you know, Twitter just filed this with the SEC


Per Bloomberg data, Musk’s 9.2 per cent Twitter stake would make him the largest shareholder in the company. Notably it’s more than quadruple the 2.25 per cent position of founder Jack Dorsey. At pixel time, Twitter’s stock is up 25 per cent in pre-market trading to $49.09.
He actually purchased the shares before these tweets. Reminiscent of when he said his very own Tesla stock was over-valued.

He's an odd dude.
With a net worth of $270 billion.