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Musk’s Twitter acquisition: Reactions and what you need to know

NME | Elizabeth Aubrey | Apr 26, 2022

Elon musk buys twitter - Musk's Twitter acquisition:  Reactions and what you need to knowJack Dorsey posts Radiohead song in opening response to Elon Musk buying social network

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has commented on Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform – by sharing a Radiohead song Kid A’ track, ‘Everything In Its Right Place.’  The Tesla founder and entrepreneur successfully acquired the social media platform yesterday (April 25) for approximately $44billion (£34.5b).

He then added:

I love Twitter. Twitter is the closest thing we have to a global consciousness. Twitter as a company has always been my sole issue and my biggest regret. It has been owned by Wall Street and the ad model. Taking it back from Wall Street is the correct first step,” he continued.

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In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company. Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.  Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive” is the right one. This is also Paraga’s goal, and why I chose him. Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path…I believe it with all my heart.

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Independent UK | | Apr 26, 2022

Marvel star Simu Liu divides fans after criticizing Musk’s Buyout of Twitter

Reacting to the news that the Tesla titan had bought Twitter on Monday, Liu tweeted:

“Was there nothing better to do with 44 billion dollars?”

The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor’s tweet drew mixed reactions from his followers.

In agreement with Liu, YouTuber Matt Mcmuscles commented under his post:

“Solving world hunger several times over would have been nice”, referencing Musk’s tweet on 1 November 2021 about selling Tesla stock to “solve world hunger”.

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Others replying to Liu suggested that Musk’s money would be better spent on “building homes for the homeless” and addressing “pressing global problems like hunger and climate chaos” on Liu’s post from Monday.

At the same time, a separate group of Twitter users criticised the actor for questioning how Musk chooses to spend his fortune.

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