Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk moved to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter on Friday, prompting a virtual avalanche of commentary — from both sides — on the social media platform.
Musk, who has asked from the beginning for data regarding how many fake/”bot” accounts there are across the social media site, sent a letter through his attorneys alleging that information had not been provided and demanding that the agreement be terminated.
The latest development caused quite the stir on Twitter.
“Holy s***. The party really is over here,” Dave Rubin responded. The purge is coming. … Think about the bot/manipulation/corruption he found out about while doing due diligence. Probably can’t say anything because of non-disclosures. This explains Twitter’s more brazen suspensions and the increased shadowbanning lately. What a s***hole.”
“This was the last chance that something decent could be salvaged from the nightmare that Big Tech could become. The time to build new things was a long time ago,” Rubin continued.
Outkick founder and radio host Clay Travis suggested there still might be more to the situation than meets the eye, noting that the deal could still potentially be renegotiated.
“Elon Musk says he’s not buying Twitter for $44 billion because of all the bots & fake accounts. Twitter says it’s suing him to compel purchase. I’d bet on a lower purchase price being negotiated before all is done here,” he said.
“Welp, the communists still run Twitter. Not good. I get why @elonmusk is pulling out of the deal because it’s pretty clear there’s a spam problem but cultural Marxists in control of the online public square is NOT good going into critical elections. Censorship will intensify,” Robby Starbuck tweeted.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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