Twitter stock fell by as much as 8 percent in premarket trading Monday after the social media giant revealed majority shareholder Elon Musk had refused his seat on the company’s board of directors. Musk, who disclosed a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter just a few days ago, was offered a board seat on Tuesday, and his appointment was to become effective on Saturday. But Chief Executive Parag Agrawal announced Sunday evening that the Tesla CEO had decided to decline the offer. ‘Elon shared that same morning that he will no longer be joining the board’, Agrawal said on Twitter, adding that he thought it was ‘for the best’. The usually vocal Musk, 50, has not commented on his decision but early Monday morning he tweeted an emoji of a smiling face, with a hand over its mouth – supposedly an expression of rapture, a smirk, a shy smile, or indicating happiness. He then deleted it. <SNIP> LINK
April 10th, 2022
Why would liberals be so mad about a guy who wants to tell the truth and have free speech? That usually means people have things to hide. Musk buying Twitter is the funniest shit I have heard. I wish he would just find a way to pull the plug on it. Just to be a dick. There is a reason everyone loves this guy.
Elon Musk mocked the Washington Post Friday after an op-ed from the paper called for federal regulations to prevent the rich from ‘controlling’ social media, following the Tesla CEO’s $3billion Twitter share buy-in earlier this week.The piece, titled ‘Elon Musk’s vision of ‘free speech’ will be bad for Twitter,’ criticized the purchase as ‘highly disconcerting — a slap in the face, even’ – but conspicuously saw no mention of the outlet’s own billionaire owner, Musk rival Jeff Bezos.
Some zipperhead millionaire tech investor pointed to recent incidents of Musk posting flippantly on social media – including a 2018 tweet where the Tesla head joking referred to a British cave explorer who helped rescue 12 Thailand children in a highly publicized cave rescue as a ‘pedo guy.’ Vernon Unsworth, the caver Musk was referring to in the tweet, subsequently sued the billionaire – who boasts a reported net worth of $282billion, nearly $100billion more than second-richest man Bezos – for defamation, a suit the explorer lost. ‘He called a British caver who helped to rescue trapped young Thai divers “a pedo guy” (beating a defamation suit over the slur but adding to his reputation as a bully),’ the zipperhead wrote.
Chinky panned Musk as a ‘troll’ for his internet practices, and warned readers of the entrepreneur’s burgeoning influence. ‘Like many trolls,’ Chinky wrote, ‘Musk says his critics — both those on Twitter and those who sue him — should be more “thick-skinned,”‘ referring to a phrase the Tesla tweeted in message to factory workers, following a suit from the state of California filed in February that alleges black staffers at the company’s facility in Fremont were subjected to racial harassment. The Post piece then pointed to another, since-delete post from Musk from February, that compared Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Adolf Hitler, with a meme that criticized the politician’s crackdown on Freedom Convoy protests. Which is funny but not as at all accurate as people loved Hitler and Hitler did not fuck children like Trudeau. He also bought the site www.liar.com which directs to Trudeaus wiki.
New majority Twitter shareholder Elon Musk issued several polls to his millions of followers on the social media platform on Saturday. The outspoken Tesla CEO, known for his social media antics, initially asked if he should transform the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters into a homeless shelter, before suggesting the removal of the letter ‘w’ in Twitter. In the first post, Musk – who purchased a 9.2 percent stake in the social media giant earlier this week and was subsequently named to the company’s board of directors – seemingly took aim at the company’s lax remote working policies, saying he came up with the plan ‘since no one shows up anyway.’ <SNIP> LINK