Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44B; Fires CEO, CFO, & half the staff. Launches Twitter Blue for $8/month

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This is the ultimate mind fukk to me

How there are some workers who willingly vote against their own best interests. I used to work for FedEx. Fed ex used to be a great company to work for years ago but now its garbage. They need a union but some workers actually don't want one because "they don't want to pay union fees"

:what:

Meanwhile UPS has a union and their drivers make $45-50 per hour while Fed Ex continues to fukk their employees...

I can't understand the stupidity of the common man and his willingness to fight and die for the rich while he has nothing
That’s nothing breh, imagine talking to those same UPS drivers and hear them saying how bad unions are and only help lazy people but they brains collapse when you tell them to work at Fed Ex then since they’re hard workers :mjlol: :russ::francis:
 

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Somebody needs to tell Musk the full quote of that "Vox Populi Vox Dei" phrase he likes to write


He'll just claim it's ironic shytposting. Trolls never are responsible for their ignorance.



("Vox Populi Vox Dei" means "the voice of the people is the voice of god", but the quote it is most famously known from is, "And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness." Which, in fact, is a rather apt way to describe social media.)
 

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Commenters are all over his ass for how insane this is. Under the guise of being human, he's straight up admitting that Twitter bans are just his personal decision. If you ruin a bunch of people's lives whose names aren't "Elon Musk" then there's no problem, but if you make Musk personally feel sad then you're fukked.


The right-wing concept of "free speech absolutism" really is a piece of work.
 

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See this is exactly why immigrantion is a problem. These people on H1B visas will take any shyt these demonic companies throw at them because they have no other option. These companies want to hire H1B workers because they’re basically labor hostages.

They didn’t even have the common decency to give his original severance package :hhh:

Twitter NEEDS to fail because if Elon is successful, this type of management style will set a dangerous precedent.
 

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Twitter has lost 50 of its top 100 advertisers since Elon Musk took over, report says​

Halisia HubbardNovember 25, 20227:37 AM ET
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Half of Twitter's top 100 advertisers appear to no longer be advertising on the website.
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Half of Twitter's top 100 advertisers appear to no longer be advertising on the website. A report from Media Matters for America states that these 50 advertisers have spent almost $2 billion on Twitter ads since 2020 and more than $750 million just in 2022.

Seven additional advertisers have slowed their advertising to almost nothing, according to the report, which was published on Tuesday. These companies have paid Twitter more than $255 million since 2020.

Chevrolet, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Ford, Jeep, Kyndryl, Merck & Co. and Novartis AG all issued statements about halting Twitter ads or were reported and confirmed as doing so. The others ceased advertising on the platform for a "significant period of time following direct outreach, controversies, and warnings from media buyers."

The report wrote that even with these hits to advertising revenue, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has "continued his rash of brand unsafe actions — including amplifying conspiracy theories, unilaterally reinstating banned accounts such as that of former President Donald Trump, courting and engaging with far-right accounts, and instituting a haphazard verification scheme that allowed extremists and scammers to purchase a blue check."

Twitter users like author Stephen King have criticized the new blue checkmark system. The symbol used to verify the identity of Twitter accounts, so it was easy to confirm a tweet's source.

Eli Lilly and Co. stopped showing ads on Twitter the day after an account impersonating the pharmaceutical company — complete with a purchased blue check mark — posted, "We are excited to announce insulin is free now."

Eli Lilly asked Twitter to take it down, but the tweet remained up for hours, because the platform's staff was stretched thin due to recent layoffs and resignations. The tweet garnered hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes, and Eli Lilly's stock soon took a dive.

Endpoints News reported that 12 pharmaceutical giants soon stopped buying Twitter ads, citing Pathmatics, which collects data on corporate advertising and digital marketing trends.

King quipped on Twitter, "Pretty soon the only advertiser left on Twitter will be My Pillow." The pillow-manufacturing company is run by pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell.

Twitter did not immediately respond to NPR's request for comment.
 

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