Twitter’s board of directors unanimously agreed to Musk’s offer to purchase the social media platform at a price of $44 billion, the company announced Monday.
The deal brings arguably the internet’s most influential platform under the control of one of the world’s richest people. Musk, a prolific Twitter user, has repeatedly decried efforts to moderate speech on the service.
“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,” Musk said in a statement posted to Twitter. “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 spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
The Left, of course, went THERE! Led by the usual race pimps
In a statement following news of the acquisition, Derrick Johnson, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, struck a cautious tone.
“Do not allow Twitter to become a petri dish for hate speech, or falsehoods that subvert our democracy,” Johnson said in part. “Protecting our democracy is of utmost importance, especially as the midterm elections approach. Mr. Musk: lives are at risk, and so is American democracy.”
Wait! Lives are at risk?
On Monday night, CBS Evening News & NBC Nightly News melted down reporting the news that Tesla CEO Elon Musk had reached a deal with Twitter to buy the social media platform with CBS wailing that Musk’s commitment to making the social media platform a safe haven for free speech will allow misinformation or disinformation to run rampant, and NBC claiming the platform will be unsafe for women & minorities.
CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell opened the show with a diva-like tantrum over Musk buying Twitter and supporting free speech on the platform: “Some are celebrating the deal. Others are concerned a hands-off approach to content will make Twitter a haven for disinformation and hate speech.”
She then decided to smear Musk personally by claiming he “used the platform to bully critics and reporters” who wrote dishonest stories about him. Much like Norah did tonight
Go read it all. Good little Marxists they are. Useful Idiots!