We've heard the news of Elon Musk buying twitter. Some people are cheering, others are having a meltdown. Right now I'm watching the meltdowns and readying myself for the meltdowns from the people cheering...
Yes, that's right: the people cheering today might be having meltdowns soon enough, once they realize that a privately held company can "censor" the speech of those who violate the Terms and Conditions. While Musk promised a less draconian set of rules, more draconian set of rules WILL come. Like not posting about tracking Musk's plane through publicly available methods. Or those whould dare to criticize his BS like say, the failed Solar infrastructure for the microisland of Vieques after Hurricane Maria. I'm pretty sure that their "free speech" would be canceled too.
This is a guy who is spending 40+ Billion dollars on Twitter... Where is this money coming from? I know he's very anti-government funding but he has gotten a ton of money from governmemt subsidies. Not exactly cool to use a loophole, then demand for it to be closed right after you reaped the benefits from it.
He didn't want to spend 50K to shut a kid up, but he spent 40B+ to buy twitter to shut him up? Little bit of an overkill there. That's like using a grenade to kill a roach. Let's see how this unfolds.