ELON Musk has sent dozens of tweets since making an unsolicited offer to buy Twitter – some whimsical, some serious and some downright mean.
The richest man in the world loves to tweet so much that he bought the platform.
Musk’s $44billion dollar bid to buy Twitter is not finalized.
He’s taking on investing partners, reducing the amount of cash he has to put up and taking a portion of his Tesla stock out of the equation.
While the public and press muse about what changes he’ll bring to the platform, Musk is tweeting an array of content directly to his 92million followers.
Here is a look at some of his finest work since making an offer to buy the whole of the platform on April 14th.
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Chocolate milk man
It’s the little things in life.
Musk’s irreverent chocolate milk review earned over one million likes and almost 100,000 retweets.
His fans piled into the comments recommending their favorite brands.
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The prince of memes
Musk once called himself “aspirationally funny” – but some outlets are sure to feel stung by this criticism.
Since bidding on Twitter, Musk has pledged to roll back the company’s moderation policies and see to a new era of news consumption.
If the deal goes through, Musk will certainly have a role in the culture war over “fake news”.
Dealing with extremes
Musk’s political position is often described as libertarian – a theory of governmental non-interventionism.
Ma un New York Times piece focused on his political tendencies highlights “how paradoxical and random his politics can be.”
He’s been critical COVID lockdowns and a First Amendment traditionalist, both are examples of right-wing red meat.
Nel frattempo, one of Tesla’s main aims is to produce an electric vehicle and end our reliance on fossil fuels – here we see a major agenda overlap with the progressive Green New Deal.
Anonymous, vigilante hacker group, didn’t appreciate Musk’s use of the phrase “liberal bias” to describe Twitter and published a rebuttal.
Dunking on Bill Gates
In aprile 22, Musk took a shot at Bill Gates – an aggressive one.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO confirmed on Twitter that he’s angry with Gates for apparently betting that the price of Tesla stock would fall.
Leaked text messages show the two multi-billionaires duking it out in private – this tweet shows their beef in public.
Flirting with death
The tweet went live on Mother’s Day – and his mother Maye scolded him for posting such morose content.
Mr Beast, a popular YouTuber, commentato “If that happens can I have Twitter” to which Musk replied with a sullen “Ok”.
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News outlets are posturing that Musk will name himself interim CEO of Twitter if the deal goes through.
Parag Agrawal, the current CEO of Twitter, rarely posts and hasn’t tweeted since April 27 – it will be a new day on the bird if deal is approved.