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Elon Musk offers $43 billion to buy off Twitter- Is this monopoly?

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He is a business man and everything is a business for him. He talks about green energy but not many people realize how the production of batteries in electric cars is degrading the environment in Africa.

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Twitter caved in and sold out a major public social media platform to a rich bigot who wants to attack liberals. Twitter will now be privately owned which means it will become cultish. And with Elon Musk now catering to right wing conspiracies, we can expect a lot more inciting of violence and harmful conspiracies being allowed on Twitter. And we can expect the devil trump to be back on trolling. What a happy world this is becoming. If only there were laws to prevent rich fucks buying up social media and news networks. We can only have true social media when it is publicly owned. 

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Way to go EU for the new Digital Services Act. At least Europe is protected for the hate that's coming from Twitter soon under the rule of Elon Musk. EU warns Musk:

"The board [of Twitter] will have to make sure that if it operates in Europe it will have to fulfil the obligations, including moderation, open algorithms, freedom of speech, transparency in rules, obligations to comply with our own rules for hate speech, revenge porn [and] harassment,” Breton told the FT. "If [Twitter] does not comply with our law, there are sanctions — 6 per cent of the revenue and, if they continue, banned from operating in Europe.”

"Mr. Musk knows this well," Breton tweeted. "He is familiar with European rules on automotive, and will quickly adapt to the Digital Services Act."

https://www.cnn.com/business/live-news/elon-musk-twitter-04-26-22/h_1ad84e0622981970be5d1e150750117d

Too bad the USA doesn't adapt these rules. I'm sick of republican lies and conspiracies that endanger everyone. 

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Elon musk have shown the world again, that money doesn't matter much to him, with such amount of money splashed out to acquire Twitter. With the laws put in place by EU, it should restrict the verbal use of Twitter by its owner, which helps to maintain peaceful atmosphere. 

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12 hours ago, Justin11 said:

Elon musk have shown the world again, that money doesn't matter much to him, with such amount of money splashed out to acquire Twitter. With the laws put in place by EU, it should restrict the verbal use of Twitter by its owner, which helps to maintain peaceful atmosphere. 

At least I have trust that Europe did the right thing and they set an example for no toleration of dangerous rhetoric, but here in the USA is going to get real ugly, especially if Musk lifts the ban from devil trump and at a time where we are about to go into midterm elections. Almost seems planned that way. The vileness from republicans and their competition for creating the most vile conspiracies is a complete danger to everyone. With Musk looking to punish liberals for whatever petty reason, is cause for concern in this country. What's next? Some rich asshole going to buy up news networks? 

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8 hours ago, Reality vs Adventure said:

At least I have trust that Europe did the right thing and they set an example for no toleration of dangerous rhetoric, but here in the USA is going to get real ugly, especially if Musk lifts the ban from devil trump and at a time where we are about to go into midterm elections. Almost seems planned that way. The vileness from republicans and their competition for creating the most vile conspiracies is a complete danger to everyone. With Musk looking to punish liberals for whatever petty reason, is cause for concern in this country. What's next? Some rich asshole going to buy up news networks? 

You're a democratic right? Because you've spoken against Republicans alot in United States of America. I agree somewhat with your speeches when you said, Elon musk will over use Twitter in USA, and might lift the ban imposed on former president 'Donald Trump. That's just it, so, they'll continue their verbal speeches that stirs up the mind. 

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2 hours ago, Justin11 said:

You're a democratic right? Because you've spoken against Republicans alot in United States of America. I agree somewhat with your speeches when you said, Elon musk will over use Twitter in USA, and might lift the ban imposed on former president 'Donald Trump. That's just it, so, they'll continue their verbal speeches that stirs up the mind. 

Trump wasn't banned for stirring up the mind, he was banned for inciting violence relating to his coup attempt. 

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3 hours ago, Reality vs Adventure said:

Trump wasn't banned for stirring up the mind, he was banned for inciting violence relating to his coup attempt. 

But it raised eyebrow, that's what I was saying. During the time Donald Trump attempted the coup, lots of people slammed him for such act that is inhumane. Because he was doing it consistently, during that time too my country's president 'Muhammadu Buhari was banned due to improper content. 

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Elon Musk is now using the Twitter platform to attack liberals. Today he makes a meme calling liberals the radical far left. Sound familiar? That's what the looney republican fascists keep saying. But hold on, no criticism of the far right? The radical fascists who constantly call for violence, firing squads, coup attempt, threatening to murder the vice president and house speaker, and killed and attacked cops at the capital? The radical right wingers who is attacking the LGBTQ community, physically attacking students and parents at schools, banning history and talk of race and gender and amendments to the constitution in public schools? The far right who goes on mass shootings, voting suppression and election lies, Russia supporters, Covid conspiracies and acting out violently for wearing masks? Oh, but Musk, the rich guy who probably hangs with the 1% calls liberals radical. Today Musk declares himself a right winger. He says he is center right, but no he isn't if he's attacking liberals and not conservatives. He is the far right now. Twitter is fucked. As the far right continues to get worse and worse, the center, left and progressives seems like the radical left to those insane genocidal maniacs. 

15 hours ago, Justin11 said:

But it raised eyebrow, that's what I was saying. During the time Donald Trump attempted the coup, lots of people slammed him for such act that is inhumane. Because he was doing it consistently, during that time too my country's president 'Muhammadu Buhari was banned due to improper content. 

Looks like both trump and Buhari had it coming for them. That's interesting you point that out. I remember hearing a little bit about that. There was so much going on here that I hardly payed attention to what happened with Buhari. So the Nigerian government banned Twitter in retaliation to Buhari's ban correct? Looks like Twitter made some kind of agreement with their government to allow Twitter and Buhari back. I wonder if Twitter made some agreement with Musk or if Musk is going to make an agreement with trump to let that crony back on Twitter in time for midterms. And it's ironic that trump might be back on Twitter to tweet his garbage while Musk is sitting here criticizing the left. Trump even backed the Nigerian government during that time of the ban and trump was saying all countries should ban Twitter. Well, it's the radical right wing platform now. All it ever takes is a rich man with no soul. 

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2 hours ago, Reality vs Adventure said:

Elon Musk is now using the Twitter platform to attack liberals. Today he makes a meme calling liberals the radical far left. Sound familiar? That's what the looney republican fascists keep saying. But hold on, no criticism of the far right? The radical fascists who constantly call for violence, firing squads, coup attempt, threatening to murder the vice president and house speaker, and killed and attacked cops at the capital? The radical right wingers who is attacking the LGBTQ community, physically attacking students and parents at schools, banning history and talk of race and gender and amendments to the constitution in public schools? The far right who goes on mass shootings, voting suppression and election lies, Russia supporters, Covid conspiracies and acting out violently for wearing masks? Oh, but Musk, the rich guy who probably hangs with the 1% calls liberals radical. Today Musk declares himself a right winger. He says he is center right, but no he isn't if he's attacking liberals and not conservatives. He is the far right now. Twitter is fucked. As the far right continues to get worse and worse, the center, left and progressives seems like the radical left to those insane genocidal maniacs. 

Looks like both trump and Buhari had it coming for them. That's interesting you point that out. I remember hearing a little bit about that. There was so much going on here that I hardly payed attention to what happened with Buhari. So the Nigerian government banned Twitter in retaliation to Buhari's ban correct? Looks like Twitter made some kind of agreement with their government to allow Twitter and Buhari back. I wonder if Twitter made some agreement with Musk or if Musk is going to make an agreement with trump to let that crony back on Twitter in time for midterms. And it's ironic that trump might be back on Twitter to tweet his garbage while Musk is sitting here criticizing the left. Trump even backed the Nigerian government during that time of the ban and trump was saying all countries should ban Twitter. Well, it's the radical right wing platform now. All it ever takes is a rich man with no soul. 

If truly what you've said about Elon musk, criticizing the liberals is true, then I'll say it is ridiculous. No one has the right to tag people 'radical far left' that's considered as abuse. I really don't know his intentions for engaging in such. I just hope he doesn't mismanage Twitter as the current owner, which might lead to max Exodus in the social media platform if things aren't put in order. 

Maybe Elon musk will unban Donald Trump, that's their business I don't care. Our president Buhari made us suffer for months due to his selfish interest by using violating sentences during a post. I can't really remember it, I could've searched for it and tagged it here, but since you can Google anything, you can find it there. So, he was banned including his cabinets that got involved in the altercation.

 

Because he is the president of federal republic of Nigeria, it affected everyone access to Twitter. His selfish interest made Twitter to shut down everyone coming from Nigeria performing activities on their platform. Such led me, using a VPN which I never liked when it comes to accessing internet. And it was just frustrating for me back then. Twitter should have banned our president and not closing Nigerian IPs from accessing it's social platform earlier on. I felt happy again when it reopened for us. 

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14 hours ago, Justin11 said:

If truly what you've said about Elon musk, criticizing the liberals is true, then I'll say it is ridiculous. No one has the right to tag people 'radical far left' that's considered as abuse. I really don't know his intentions for engaging in such. I just hope he doesn't mismanage Twitter as the current owner, which might lead to max Exodus in the social media platform if things aren't put in order. 

Maybe Elon musk will unban Donald Trump, that's their business I don't care. Our president Buhari made us suffer for months due to his selfish interest by using violating sentences during a post. I can't really remember it, I could've searched for it and tagged it here, but since you can Google anything, you can find it there. So, he was banned including his cabinets that got involved in the altercation.

 

Because he is the president of federal republic of Nigeria, it affected everyone access to Twitter. His selfish interest made Twitter to shut down everyone coming from Nigeria performing activities on their platform. Such led me, using a VPN which I never liked when it comes to accessing internet. And it was just frustrating for me back then. Twitter should have banned our president and not closing Nigerian IPs from accessing it's social platform earlier on. I felt happy again when it reopened for us. 

Social media shouldn't have to suffer from a few bad apples. We all need social media to know what happens in the world but when those in power abuse the media and then take it away from citizens is a dangerous move. That's why I worry about Twitter becoming privately owned now instead of publicly owned because now with Musk's alignment with republicans, they can do what they want with the social media even shut it down if they feel it necessary to block spread of information from citizens in case of a future crisis or just censor whatever they want. Of course there is still Meta that is still publicly owned which have had its share of profiting from right wing misinformation and hate. So my faith now resides in the prepping laws Europe has taken to combat this with the Digital Services Act for Europe. The rest of us are vulnerable to the abuse from those that control social media. 

Especially in Nigeria I fear for the conflicts that can happen there in relation to the president and what happened in early 2021 and how that can affect your social media in the future. I'm not familiar with the history of your government and the coups that have happened, and the civil war. I hope recent conflicts doesn't put innocent people in harm. That's where social media becomes most important to help the rest of us understand the situation. Our social media is more important than ever especially with all the events in the world. But Twitter took a negative turn. There will always be misinformation, I understand that, but inciting violence and Covid dangerous lies has to be held in check which Musk is not the stand up person for the job. 

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Right after Elon Musk bought Twitter, the Department of Homeland Security has created the Disinformation Governance Board announced on April 27th. It was created to fight the misinformation from Russia's invasion and Russia's threat to meddle in future elections. It would also help prevent misinformation of our borders from smugglers profiting off of drawing people to the borders. 

"The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up an effort to counter disinformation coming from Russia as well as misleading information that human smugglers circulate to target migrants hoping to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border. “The spread of disinformation can affect border security, Americans’ safety during disasters, and public trust in our democratic institutions,” the department said in a statement Wednesday."

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/homeland-security-tackles-disinformation-right-balks-rcna26633

So hopefully this can restore a bit of faith that there is something being done in this country to protect people and our democracy from hostile misinformation. And Musk and the republicans are obviously not too pleased with the announcement. Of course they would get offended by that, why wouldn't they when they depend on lies and conspiracies that harm lives and democracy itself. Meanwhile those republicans banned books in schools, banned talk of racism, history, civil rights, women suffrage, gender identity, etc. in schools. They got no room to talk anymore. They don't even want to have debates anymore because they can't face public criticism of their craziness.

Meanwhile, Musk is trolling liberals every single day now since he got Twitter and he already broke contract agreement with Twitter where he was not allowed to talk bad about Twitter board members until the deal was finalized, but Musk keeps shit talking everyone. Maybe narcissism is setting in as he ages. Looks that way. His power is getting over his head. He's joking around (or is he) about buying Coca-Cola to 'put cocaine back in' as well as McDonald's. And republicans were trying to ban Coca-Cola for speaking out against republican voting suppression bills. So it's obvious Musk just wants to troll liberals now. And republicans are abusing their power and attacking every corporation that speaks out about their hate bills. How did these people get so vindictive? 

But I hope things can get a little better if we had less Russian lies, Covid lies, election lies, inciting violence etc. 

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11 hours ago, Reality vs Adventure said:

Social media shouldn't have to suffer from a few bad apples. We all need social media to know what happens in the world but when those in power abuse the media and then take it away from citizens is a dangerous move. That's why I worry about Twitter becoming privately owned now instead of publicly owned because now with Musk's alignment with republicans, they can do what they want with the social media even shut it down if they feel it necessary to block spread of information from citizens in case of a future crisis or just censor whatever they want. Of course there is still Meta that is still publicly owned which have had its share of profiting from right wing misinformation and hate. So my faith now resides in the prepping laws Europe has taken to combat this with the Digital Services Act for Europe. The rest of us are vulnerable to the abuse from those that control social media. 

Especially in Nigeria I fear for the conflicts that can happen there in relation to the president and what happened in early 2021 and how that can affect your social media in the future. I'm not familiar with the history of your government and the coups that have happened, and the civil war. I hope recent conflicts doesn't put innocent people in harm. That's where social media becomes most important to help the rest of us understand the situation. Our social media is more important than ever especially with all the events in the world. But Twitter took a negative turn. There will always be misinformation, I understand that, but inciting violence and Covid dangerous lies has to be held in check which Musk is not the stand up person for the job. 

 

8 minutes ago, Reality vs Adventure said:

Right after Elon Musk bought Twitter, the Department of Homeland Security has created the Disinformation Governance Board announced on April 27th. It was created to fight the misinformation from Russia's invasion and Russia's threat to meddle in future elections. It would also help prevent misinformation of our borders from smugglers profiting off of drawing people to the borders. 

"The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up an effort to counter disinformation coming from Russia as well as misleading information that human smugglers circulate to target migrants hoping to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border. “The spread of disinformation can affect border security, Americans’ safety during disasters, and public trust in our democratic institutions,” the department said in a statement Wednesday."

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/homeland-security-tackles-disinformation-right-balks-rcna26633

So hopefully this can restore a bit of faith that there is something being done in this country to protect people and our democracy from hostile misinformation. And Musk and the republicans are obviously not too pleased with the announcement. Of course they would get offended by that, why wouldn't they when they depend on lies and conspiracies that harm lives and democracy itself. Meanwhile those republicans banned books in schools, banned talk of racism, history, civil rights, women suffrage, gender identity, etc. in schools. They got no room to talk anymore. They don't even want to have debates anymore because they can't face public criticism of their craziness.

Meanwhile, Musk is trolling liberals every single day now since he got Twitter and he already broke contract agreement with Twitter where he was not allowed to talk bad about Twitter board members until the deal was finalized, but Musk keeps shit talking everyone. Maybe narcissism is setting in as he ages. Looks that way. His power is getting over his head. He's joking around (or is he) about buying Coca-Cola to 'put cocaine back in' as well as McDonald's. And republicans were trying to ban Coca-Cola for speaking out against republican voting suppression bills. So it's obvious Musk just wants to troll liberals now. And republicans are abusing their power and attacking every corporation that speaks out about their hate bills. How did these people get so vindictive? 

But I hope things can get a little better if we had less Russian lies, Covid lies, election lies, inciting violence etc. 

I really appreciate the time you spent to type this message without mistake, and it showed enough incite on what's happening with the prominent individuals whose power are making their head swirl. 

I want to know if the Republican and Democrats are political parties or tribes in United States, you can explain further there, what came about the two opposite numbers. 

Already the monopoly have started with Elon musk, he has boycotted Twitter just to continue hyping and promoting his investments, downgrade what he doesn't like. I just hope he doesn't mismanage Twitter just as I've said before. 

 

My country NIGERIA has lots of problem bigger than USA, that's not what I can type here all, our leaders in Nigeria are worst than Elon musk, they're just selfish. You can Google what's happening around Nigeria, you'll notice that the marginalization is huge within the politicians and it's subjects. 

 

I just hope Twitter doesn't end up being dead rant, if Elon musk use it for personal promotion and banning anything he feels like to ban, then Twitter will lose it's value completely. At least we have Meta, even if people use it too, for misinformation, but it is an alternative in case Twitter go tolling. I wouldn't support racism, hate speeches, monopoly of opinions and leaving others to feel inferior. Democrats and the Republicans should be seen as one with equal rights, I hate segregation, it is leading my country towards hell.  political party existence, with malicious thoughts just to win election and steal public funds for personal consumption while others suffer. 

 

With the help of social medias, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram etc. We can give information what's happening in the world, accurate information especially. Misinformation leads to misunderstanding, we don't want that, we need the right information. Just as you've explained about 'security breaches, which puts people moving from U.S.-Mexico border at threat due to misinformation. I just hope fake information doesn't overshadow accurate information in the future, if not, the earth will be too vulnerable to live in.

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The Federal Trade Commission is now reviewing Musk's takeover of Twitter. They will then make a decision to investigate antitrust violations. I don't know what all the antitrust laws are, but this could lead to some other violation such as conflicts of interest. Starlink satellite, which Musk owns would be one of the concerns. 

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They got every chance to look into that, and to make sure everything is line after the acquisition of Twitter from the world's richest man. If they don't regulate things, it will go abnormal. 

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