• @dual_sport_dork
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    246 months ago

    I’m reasonably certain his goal with buying Twitter was just to be able to control the political narrative around the 2024 election for the usual wingnut purposes. Other than that I’d doubt he actually gives a shit what happens to the platform. He’ll drop it like a hot potato the instant it ceases to be useful to him and/or the GOP, and his sycophants will all be right behind him gushing at what a “genius business idea” it’ll have been for him to sell Twitter at a loss after running it into the ground by being a moron.

    • Jaysyn
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      6 months ago

      I’m not sure why people think he wanted to buy Twitter at all.

      His goal was to pump & dump Twitter stock until he was forced into buying it for ~4 times it’s actual value.

      • eric
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        106 months ago

        People are quick to forget that part of the situation, but I think you’re both right. There was the initial decision to buy which he didn’t want to do until the alternative was worse for him, then there was his management of the company afterward. I think once the initial sale’s decision was made for him, he has been trying to destroy Twitter entirely for the left.

        • Jaysyn
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          46 months ago

          he has been trying to destroy Twitter entirely for the left.

          Which only shows that he doesn’t understand the progressive mindset at all.

          • eric
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            56 months ago

            I meant “for the left” as in destroy Twitter so the left doesn’t want to use it, not destroy it at the behest of the left.