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Funny how you see all these right-wingers on Twitter falling over themselves to praise Musk's "free speech" crusade, when only months ago they were blaming most of the world's ills on the "Chinese Communist Party".

If Musk succeeds in the acquisition it will be the death of Twitter. Hopefully he'll lose a lot of money on it, if it actually happens.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if a majority of those Musk “supporters” were bots

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I don't know everything about Elon Musk, but I know enough to not like the guy. Musk doesn't know what free speech means. He's happy to suppress free speech in China when it benefits him but he has a problem with a private company banning people from their platform? Doesn't really add up there. What he's really saying is, "I want to ban certain free speech, but not my own or other corporations that will help make me $$$. Anything that doesn't make me $$$, I want to ban that and I don't like that."

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Musk has a very Republican view of free speech

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What a compelling argument for that billionaire's tax!

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The use of governmental coercion with respect to thought and conversation can end democracy as effectively as armed force, and it avoids large scale resistance by being softer, less intrusive than guns and tanks.

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This was an angle I hadn't considered with Elon Musk's Twitter takeover. I was mostly just concerned that Musk is a blowhard who caters to the interests of people like him. The human dimension makes this all the worse.

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Been said in multiple religions and social commentary thru the ages, but the wealthy 1% are not the friend of the people.

Elon Musk is not interested in the common good. None of them are.

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Elon Musk is a two faced jerk. To him whatever makes him more profit is okay with him.

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Judd, speaking of Musk, are you planning on branching out to any of Twitter’s competitors? Mastodon & CounterSocial come to mind

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