19 Of The Best Reactions To Elon Musk Buying Twitter for $44 Billion
It’s happening: Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, will be buying Twitter. The multi-billionaire had offered to buy the social network for $44 billion and the deal was recently accepted on April 25.
Musk had made it clear that he was against trying to moderate certain speech or opinions that were posted to the platform, and that if his deal was accepted, this would no longer be the case. In fact, once the deal was accepted, “even my worst critics remain on Twitter because that is what free speech means.”
Still, it isn’t clear what changes are really in store for Twitter. Don’t worry, the Internet has its thoughts. Here are some of the best tweets from people reacting to the news of Musk buying Twitter.
so how long until your twitter account gets banned for saying the word “union”
— jared (@22jareds) April 25, 2022
elon musk spending $43 billion to stop getting bullied on twitter when he could’ve simply been less annoying is insane
— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) April 25, 2022
This exchange continues to haunt me pic.twitter.com/W06oSqx0MR
— Dave Smith (@redletterdave) April 25, 2022
I’m not going anywhere. Should this place become more toxic, I pledge to strive even harder to lift up reason, science, compassion and the rule of law. The struggle against fascism, misinformation, and hate requires tough fighters. I hope you stay in the fight, right beside me.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 25, 2022
The richest guy on the 2021 Forbes 400 owns the Washington Post. Number 2 now owns Twitter. Number 3 owns Facebook. Numbers 5 and 6 started Google. Numbers 4 and 9 started Microsoft. Number 10 owns Bloomberg. Free speech? You decide.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) April 25, 2022
Elon Musk to all those who don’t like him on this app after buying twitter pic.twitter.com/fzj5x00V90
— Kojo Darko (@Joeybneba) April 25, 2022
— Reductress (@Reductress) April 25, 2022
I stop scrolling, look up from my phone, and out the window. I see a complicated but beautiful world. It’s still going to be there no matter who owns Twitter. And we’ll continue to find ways to live in it, talk about it, and share with each other our thoughts, fears, and dreams.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 25, 2022
Tussling over which billionaires we might hope to doom or save us is an incredibly bleak form of politics.
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) April 25, 2022
Was there nothing better to do with 44 billion dollars?
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) April 25, 2022
Older twitter users who have lived through geocities, web forums, livejournal, myspace, tumblr and twitter, finding out that it may be yet again time to change platforms pic.twitter.com/h5HAIrbwyn
— Dwuff™ (@Dwuff) April 25, 2022
Elon Musk told the United Nations he would give them $6 billion to end world hunger if they showed him a detailed plan of how they would use the money. They called his bluff and gave him their plan— and then they never got the money. Now he’s buying Twitter for $45 billion.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) April 25, 2022
How is Elon considered a genius when he bought Twitter for billions of dollars and I just simply downloaded it for free
— Stop Donating to BLM National and Shaun King! (@WrittenByHanna) April 25, 2022
Friendly reminder that Elon Musk told the UN that if they gave him a budgeted breakdown of how $6Bil could end world hunger, he would do it. They gave him the budget and then he decided not to do it, and instead decided he would buy Twitter for $45Bil. https://t.co/CtRW8OJJVH
— Eeeeeevieeee, Pronoun Pussy Popper (@CaptAmazo) April 25, 2022
— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) April 25, 2022
men will literally spend $44 billion to get the attention of grimes instead of going to therapy
— Sydney Leathers (@sydneyelainexo) April 25, 2022
If @elonmusk gets rid of shadow bans and bots my Twitter experience will be vastly different.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) April 25, 2022
last time elon musk bought something that was roughly 14 years old: pic.twitter.com/aUIXkX2k7Y
— Villalobos (@RamonVillalobos) April 25, 2022
free speech is when the richest person on the planet buys the place where you talk. I am very smart
— Bobby Wagner (@bwags) April 25, 2022
What do you think about Elon Musk buying Twitter?