Amid renewed plans to buy Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk called it a “right-wing echo chamber” in an interview with Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social. Financial Times.
“It might as well be called Trumpet,” Musk said.
Musk said Social Truth is indicative of the fragmentation of social media into various politically charged silos. His comments echo previous comments he made last summer against Twitter’s decision to ban Donald Trump after January. 6 because of his tweets about the rebellion of the Capitol incited violence.
“I think it was wrong to ban Donald Trump. “I think it was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country and ultimately it didn’t result in Donald Trump not having a vote,” Musk said at the time.
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Musk has spent the last few months in a year Cool fight with twitter After Twitter backed out of plans to acquire the social media platform amid claims it wasn’t doing enough to remove bot accounts from the site. Now, less than two weeks before Musk and Twitter go to court over the botched deal, Musk is once again offering to buy the site for $44 billion, the same price he offered in April.
“I don’t do Twitter for money. It’s not like I’m trying to buy a yacht and I can’t afford it,” Musk told the Financial Times. “I have no ship. But I think it’s important that people have the most reliable and comprehensive means of exchanging ideas, and that it’s as reliable and transparent as possible.”
A judge delayed the trial on the new proposal, but gave Musk until October. 28 to complete the deal. But Twitter says it can’t believe the billionaire’s offer is bona fide, calling Musk’s offer “an invitation to further corruption and delay” in new lawsuits filed Thursday.
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“Now on the eve of the trial [Musk] to inform [he] to intend[s] to close ‘Trust us,’ they say, ‘we mean it this time,’ and so they’re asking for relief from the settlement on the merits,” the filing, written by Twitter lawyers, reads.
In the meantime, Truth Social faced certain difficulties. Last month, investors withdrew $138.5 million from a blank check company linked to Trump’s social media platform, and Digital World Acquisition Corp., which was supposed to provide $1.3 billion to help the former president on Twitter, changed its address to a PO Box. The UPS Store.
The address change came in the same announcement that investors pulled cash from the venture, which generally disappointed after attracting fewer users than expected.
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