I have zero issue with Musk making every $ he can. He has products people want, that's how it works.
I have zero issue with Musk buying Twitter if he wants.
I mean, I can dream about the philanthropic things I could imagine doing with $44B, but he can do what he wants with his fortune. It's his money.
Free speech is a right which I greatly appreciate. I don't have to agree with your pov, to respect that right either.
If he feels he needs to protect that with Twitter, okay, whatever. If it's a fun toy for him, okay, whatever.
I do think the, "Can't shout fire in a crowded theater," line is apt and something he should appreciate though.
If there is false information being spread on the platform (with the amplification abilities Twitter has), I hope he will take steps to address that.
Between your hope, and a couple bucks, that'll be good for a bottle of coke.
Jan. 6th, in many ways, is a direct result of social media misinformation - but okay, whatever, right?
Musk's fortune is in many ways dependent on Chinese manufacturing - what if they demand certain things with how he handles Twitter - that's how money works, China can flex how they want - okay, whatever?
This is an existential threat. And just because this is the way the world does work today, doesn't mean it's how it has to.
Your post is basically the point behind "Don't Look Up".
“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline
"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022
"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022
"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022