Elon Musk is a smart guy. If we didn’t already know that, we could figure that out by his first moves in taking over Twitter.
He booted CEO Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal and head of legal policy, trust, and safety Vijaya Gadde (the woman who purportedly made the decision to ban President Donald Trump from the platform). Gadde was not only responsible for the Trump move, but she was also behind the suppression of the Hunter Biden story, temporarily banning the New York Post account, the oldest paper in the country, and stopping the story from being shared. She was reportedly very upset but it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.
On top of that, Musk reportedly called in Tesla engineers to check out all the code. That’s very bright, to make sure there isn’t anything in there and Twitter employees were prevented from making changes so Twitter couldn’t be sabotaged.
NEW: Elon Musk asked Tesla engineers to meet with product leaders at Twitter, moving swiftly to make a mark on the company he’s about to take private. @edludlow has more https://t.co/hYPxjLRbqc pic.twitter.com/Vu0LbSu1yF
— Bloomberg (@business) October 27, 2022
Some of the Twitter employees have already indicated that they’re against the change, so it’s smart to account for funny business.
On top of that, now he’s also indicating he’s going to be a hands-on owner to work out one of the chief problems that many on the left have complained about — shadow banning and the suppression of their tweets. How do we know this? Elon responded to Catturd, a prominent Twitter user that he would be digging into that question more on Friday.
— Jack Posobiec 🍊 (@JackPosobiec) October 28, 2022
Now that should be very welcome from all of us who faced shadow banning or real banning. Elon reportedly is lifting bans and the word is that he will have Trump back on the platform soon.
— Mikhaila Peterson (@MikhailaFuller) October 28, 2022
But the fact that Musk would even deign to speak to Catturd just infuriated some on the left, such as the rabid Keith Olbermann.
Hi. I'm @elonmusk and I just took $44,000,000,000 and urinated on it and then lit it on fire so I could be the one to reassure a terrified anonymous right wing nutjob troll who fulfills the latest Trumpcult paranoia by self-identifying as a cat that I WILL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT pic.twitter.com/ADnWkxKzwG
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 28, 2022
How dare Musk listen to a cat when he could listen to nutty people like Keith? Olbermann clearly doesn’t understand the concept of the “town square that all have the right to speak, not just the people of whom the Democrats approve.
Catturd has some fun responding to Olbermann’s liberal tears.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) October 28, 2022
But that’s what it’s about — allowing all to have a voice, and it sounds like Elon is already on it. It’s glorious.
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