• BedSharkPal@lemmy.ca
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    11 months ago

    I keep thinking there must be some high level plan here to destroy twitter for the good of humanity. I mean it’s that or Elon actually just is that stupid. At this point the latter seems the most likely …

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        11 months ago

        That’s my point. In theory Elon realized how toxic it was to public discourse and sought to destroy it.

        If you look at his actions and the actions of a competent person trying to destroy the platform, they are virtually identical

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      11 months ago

      If he was destroying it for the good of humanity he would have to somehow destroy the concept of it rather than a single platform.

      Probably best spending 40 billion on education in the harm social media can do lol.

      I really do think he’s just delusional. I won’t call him an idiot because there is clearly intelligence and talent in his head, but he’s gone off the rails in some capacity whether it’s mental health issues or power crazed or who knows.

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          11 months ago

          No he hasn’t. The management of the old x.com (the one that got bought by paypal) threatened to walk if Elon wasn’t removed from the office. He was always this incompetent.

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          11 months ago

          You answer jibes with what I have seen plenty of while working with and funding serial entrepreneurs in the Valley: micro-dosing, coke, molly, steroids, random herbal shit, off-label usage of pharmaceuticals, trendy nootropics, blood transfusions, ayahuasca, and Adderall.

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      11 months ago

      You’ve got it back to front imo. Twitter was a useful tool for disseminating info, whether for protest movements, political movements, whatevs. Pre-Musk, there was a degree of control on twitter re disinfo, harassment, hatred etc. Now, it’s no longer a useful tool for leftwing people to gather and share their thoughts; it’s no longer a useful tool to disseminate information; it’s no longer a tool for rallying protestors.

      Look at who invested (Saudi kingdom); look at when Musk took it over (mid-terms); it seems pretty obvious to me that the takeover was a very expensive purchase to make the actions of oligarchs & despots that much easier.

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        11 months ago

        Wah, every other platform is a left wing mouthpiece. But you want your cake and to eat it too? Listen to yourself.

        You’re free to “make your own” website. Remember that?

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          11 months ago

          you can always go to “truth social” or whatever that crackpot cooker platform is called if you want a safe space

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      11 months ago

      What if Elon was encouraged to buy twitter by people who knew he would fuck it up in short order for them?

      If you want to take down a corporation, there’s two main ways right now. Have Elon take charge, or have Ken Griffin short them into the cellar.

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      11 months ago

      What about Elon Musk makes you think he’d do anything for the good of humanity?