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Musk uses expletive to tell audience he doesn't care about advertisers that fled X over hate speech

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A fool and his money. Elon will be fine, obviously, but many responsible employees still working for X will be the ones who suffer from the racists antics of an unhinged billionaire.

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The whole thing is a disaster for Musk, completely negated anything he probably expected to gain from his visit to Israel. He seems progressively unhinged, unstable contradicting everything he says and do almost immediately. I really feel sorry for the people that work for him (except Yaccarino, she had all the chances of the world to run away from the disaster and choose to make excuses instead).

Another pearl of the interview:

Jonathan, the only reason I'm here is because you're a friend

... I'm Andrew

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A fool and his money. Elon will be fine, obviously, but many responsible employees still working for X will be the ones who suffer from the racists antics of an unhinged billionaire.

The whole thing is a disaster for Musk,

Gotta love the seething from those that think they are CLEARLY more intelligent than one of the richest business owners on the planet. The constant commentary is fantastic. You've got me convinced! Classic.

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Gotta love the seething from those that think they are CLEARLY more intelligent than one of the richest business owners on the planet.

That would apply only if Musk addressed the arguments that are being used to criticize his actions and refute them, without doing it he is not even claiming his actions are intelligent, just something he is doing because he can, not caring about the consequences.

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advertisers ... are engaging in “blackmail” and "Go F... yourself."

I agree 100%. Having listened to some of Musk's interviews, I realize that he is very concerned with the agenda-driven censorship in the MSM and social media, and that maintaining free-speech is more important than profits.

That is what people want, so in the end I think everything will work out for X, unlike Disney, which has been tanking....

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I realize that he is very concerned with the agenda-driven censorship in the MSM and social media,

It's a real problem. Most media outlets are clearly following an agenda. Even this website wouldn't be excluded.

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 I realize that he is very concerned with the agenda-driven censorship in the MSM and social media, and that maintaining free-speech is more important than profits.

The last part of the article clearly proves this is not true, suing a company for reporting something that is factually true (according to him) just because it can hurt his profits is the opposite of what someone prioritizing free-speech would do, and exactly what someone prioritizing profits would.

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Odd, the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-67574396 is reporting

Elon Musk says advertising boycott will kill X

X dying would be a good thing. It doesn't serve the public interest and has no place in politics, except for trolls. I don't mind factual speech. I mind lies. X shouldn't be promoting liars - including Musk. Death of the platform would be good. At least then we wouldn't have real news outlets acting like random posts on social media are "news". That's a good thing.

If you want to lie. Make your own platform. $5/month is all it takes.

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Well, one promised X feature was reactivating all temporarily banned Twitter accounts and reinstalling free speech for everyone. But even that doesn't work. Although I theoretically could use my account again, it is still barred, unless I fulfill certain tasks like a penalty waiting time counter of several hours and of course withdrawing the last message in former Twitter. But no way, I am at least stubborn like they are. Keep your online software platform and I keep my opinion, banned or not.

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The glue sticking those plugs to Musk's skull has clearly permeated his brain.

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If Trump is re-elected....dog forbid.....he will make Musk his foreign secretary, because Musk is so worldly and intelligent, what could possibly go wrong?

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With all the left-wing bile we have to put up with, Musk is a breath of fresh air. At last, someone who won’t be cowed by a very loud minority.

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Based Musk. I will now pay for his subscriptions.

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If Trump is re-elected....dog forbid.....he will make Musk his foreign secretary, because Musk is so worldly and intelligent, what could possibly go wrong?

What hasn't gone wrong today ?

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A leopard do not change his stripes

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I got banned on Twitter after Musk bought it, but now that it's X, I'm back.

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Musk aside for a second the reason Disney isnt advertising is because of all their woke movies have lost millions & millions of $$$$$, they cant afford to advertise LOL!!!

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Yet another self inflicted wound for Musk. Plenty of CEOs are right wing conservatives. They just have the good sense to funnel their opinions through lobbyists and outside trade organizations.

Musk is like an alcoholic who tried to solve his problem by buying a brewery.

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What expletive?

It isn’t mentioned in the article..

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Bye Felicia!

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I’m honestly surprised that nobody in the audience didn’t stand up and say “F-you too, A-hole.”

That probably would have gotten a standing ovation and then St. Elon would have had to sit there in his beer belly t—shirt and his fake dog tags and just take it.

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If his CEO had a modicum of self-respect she’d quit. But if she did, she wouldn’t be working for a narcissistic personality like St. Elon.

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What expletive?

It isn’t mentioned in the article..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK91Ji6GCZ8

I have to agree with the guy.

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It's a real problem. Most media outlets are clearly following an agenda. Even this website wouldn't be excluded.

Sigh. Newspapers from the earliest days of print had an editorial slant. Some papers even had Republican or Democrat in their name. Same with TV stations before the days of the internet. In LA there was a news reader on KTLA named George Putnam who was famously bombastic and conservative while the CBS affiliate was much more moderate. This was fifty years ago at least. News radio stations also had editorials and a political bias. To suddenly expect that to go away today is silly. Instead get good well rounded education, listen to both sides and make up your own mind for yourself. You don't have to agree with everything you encounter in the media, and the media is not obliged to be apolitical. It never has been in the past. Ever. Think I'm kidding? Read up on the Hearst newspapers, the Fox News of the late 19th Century, but in print.

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I got banned on Twitter after Musk bought it, but now that it's X, I'm back.

And you're, um, proud of this?

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Companies are correct in trying to protect their brands. They are not obligated to advertise on anyone's platform if it's going to damage their brands. That defeats the purpose of advertising their brands in the first place (the main point of advertising is to put your brands in good light)

As many business analysts are saying: the one doing the most damage to Twitter isn't the advertisers, it's Musk himself. If what you're doing is doing damage to your advertisers --whom you're asking to do business with you and taking their money-- then it's on you. Your customers can take their business elsewhere - they're not obligated to shop in your store

Twitter has lost 1/5th of its traffic in the last year. But a lot of that also has to do with: it's pretty much unusable now, unless you register and login into Twitter while trying to use it - there's a lot of things that you can't do anymore, that used to be things you can do, such as simply being able to read responses to a tweet. Many people don't want to register or login to Twitter just to do those simple things, so they don't use Twitter as much as they used to. And that's not something that advertisers want to see

https://www.pcmag.com/news/twitter-traffic-on-downward-trend-since-elon-musks-takeover

Twitter Traffic on Downward Trend Since Elon Musk's Takeover

‘Nothing Musk has done seems to have translated into lasting improvements,’ according to data from Similarweb, which finds US Twitter traffic declined 19% year-over-year.

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Musk looked like he was having a mental breakdown on stage. He said that advertisers have killed Twitter/X. That is incorrect. Musk will have killed the company by pushing away advertisers with his anti-semetic tweets/eXcrements.

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Musk was right on the money.

Very impressive; showing no care.

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zibala

Musk was right on the money.

Very impressive; showing no care.

Oh, he cared all right. He was on the verge of a mental breakdown. I actually felt sorry for him.

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