The Best Reactions To Elon Musk Buying Twitter For Shits And Gigs
"Elon Musk really bought Twitter for $45 billion when I got that shіt for free on the app store."
Internet nuisance, billionaire, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk now has his grabby hands on Twitter after an upcoming $61 billion AUD sale.
The world’s richest human being secured a deal to buy the beloved gremlin site on Tuesday, much to the concern of online rights advocates who fear his best interests are not with upholding the public sphere.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” said Musk in a statement.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spambots, and authenticating all humans.”
🚀💫♥️ Yesss!!! ♥️💫🚀 pic.twitter.com/0T9HzUHuh6
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means,” he said in an earlier tweet that day.
But coming from a man who once called one of the divers trying to retrieve school children stuck in a Thai cave a “pedo guy” after his rescue submarine design was rejected, and said he wanted to colonise Mars — time will only tell what is actually in store for his various detractors and trolls.
“Our concerns are not new,” a White House spokesperson said on the deal, while calling for widespread digital accountability. “The President has long talked about his concerns about the power of social media platforms, including Twitter and others, to spread misinformation.”
Meanwhile, shares went up by around six percent straight after the news broke, with Musk’s transaction now facing a shareholder vote, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
“Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it,” said Musk, egging his soon-to-be millions of users to step up to the challenge, by meme-ing his announcement.
elon musk spending $43 billion to stop getting bullied on twitter when he could’ve simply been less annoying is insane
— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) April 25, 2022
elon musk really bought twitter for $45 billion when i got that shіt for free on the app store
— kira 👾 (@kirawontmiss) April 25, 2022
free speech is when the richest person on the planet buys the place where you talk. I am very smart
— Bobby Wagner (@bwags) April 25, 2022
Methinks this app is about to get 100% more epicsauce 😏
— Brandon Wardell (@BRANDONWARDELL) April 25, 2022
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) April 25, 2022
I buy a the Twitter for 41 a billion! I don't pay a the taxes!! Oh!!!
— Posting Italian Elon Musk until he sells this site (@lesbiaudrey) April 25, 2022
ELON MUSK BOUGHT A HAIRLINE *AND* TWITTER THATS WILD
— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) April 25, 2022
— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) April 25, 2022
Remember like two weeks ago when Elon was like “tell me how to end world hunger and I’ll do it” and then he bought twitter for $44 billion instead
— river butcher 🤠 (@rivbutcher) April 25, 2022