This week, the social media landscape was rocked by the news that Elon Musk bought shares in Twitter. Musk spent over $2 billion to become the largest shareholder of the social company, owning over 7% stock. Many have speculated about what he was preparing to do, given his recent criticisms of the company’s free-speech restrictions. Soon after the news hit the Internet, Twitter’s CEO made a bombshell announcement.
On Tuesday, after Monday’s news that Elon Musk had become Twitter’s largest shareholder, taking a 9.2% stake in Twitter Inc., Twitter’s CEO Parag Agrawal announced Twitter would appoint Musk to the company’s board of directors…
Agrawal tweeted on Tuesday, “I’m excited to share that we’re appointing @elonmusk to our board! Through conversations with Elon in recent weeks, it became clear to us that he would bring great value to our Board…”
Musk responded, “Looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!” [Source: Daily Wire]
This is good news, for anyone eager to see changes come to social media. Musk is known as an innovator. His leadership and ideas could have a tremendous effect on the website. He could help restore free speech on the social platform. He might even make Twitter’s user guidelines much more transparent. The success he brings to Twitter could signal changes to other social networks across the board.
But there is one group that should be afraid: “woke” leftists. They have been running social networks for years now. And they’ve leveraged their power to silence conservatives and create toxic, hostile environments online. As soon as the news broke that Musk joined Twitter’s company, its woke employees started to panic.
One second, wokies are resting on their laurels, telling those MAGA dweebs that Twitter is a private company and can set whatever speech limits it wants.
The next second, they’re upset when someone they don’t like buys a huge stake in said private company!
Here’s a wonderful series of screenshots from this thread by journalist Andy Ngô:
[Source: Not the Bee]
We are witnessing the conflict of woke leftists rejoicing in the fact that Twitter stock rose, but that a man might come in and end their reign of terror. One senior engineer is lamenting a possible change to the “company culture.” I think change will be good, Gerard. Since the culture currently at Twitter is to demonize an entire group of people for their beliefs. A culture that tramples on America’s free speech rights. A culture that refuses to be open and honest about its policies.
Musk promised “significant improvements” to the company in the coming months. I guess these liberals better run for their panic-attack meds because the era of social media censorship might be coming to an end.
What will that mean for other social networks? We’ll see.
Author: Mac Davis