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Twitter execs out; hirings halt as Musk buy looms

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That's pretty normal for executive leadership to be turned over before or shortly-after a buyout. What we'll eventually find out is how many Twitter employees didn't like how the company operated and censored conservative thought.

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It's strange that it is so easy to censor and silence people online in America via 'terms and conditions', completely ignoring the rather straightforward first amendment, whilst the second amendment has proved impossible to so much as dent, even with the bodies of gun crime victims piling up.

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There is a delicious irony to this

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Twitter is a Corporation, not a public service. It's equivalent to a newspaper, a magazine, or this very commenting space. That a Corporation chooses not to publish particular comment or opinion hardly seems a violation of 'free speech'. If that were the case, many would have issue with the Mods here. If I were to send an altruistic comment to, say, "Rightwing Thug Magazine" which I would suppose to be very pro to 'free speech', they would have every reason not to publish it and wouldn't. And I would understand that. That Twitter as a business might choose not to condone, and therefore refuse access to, those whose sole purpose is to inflame the thought challenged does not seem that it would be a First Amendment sin. Besides, like MySpace and AOL, Facebook and Twitter are now mainly for middle-aged people and have a limited shelf life and are already being replaced by other channels by the up and comers. Like Suckerbug and Musty, this too shall pass as the "You still use THAT?" of the near future...and the only thing which seems a constant for Humanity over time is the emergence and public embrace of narcissistic personalities ...

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Musk getting cold feet about buying Twitter Google Musk Twitter

I predicted this here a week or two ago. The amount of stock he has to sell to afford to buy Twitter is driving Tesla's stock prices down, leading to stockholder anger. He can possibly borrow against his stock options but Tesla imposes a limit on this. Mr. Musk already has significant borrowing against his options so he many not be able to borrow more, or enough to finance the Twitter purchase, forcing him to sell stock to raise money. But as he sells the value falls, and the optic of the company founder unloading that much stock isn't going to inspire confidence in Tesla on the broader market. On top of that the stock options he already borrowed against could cause a margin call if Tesla's stock price falls below a certain level, and the banks are not saying what that level is. If Tesla's stock price falls too low the banks could call those loans, forcing Mr. Musk to sell still more stock, further lowering the stock's value.

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It's strange that it is so easy to censor and silence people online in America via 'terms and conditions', completely ignoring the rather straightforward first amendment, whilst the second amendment has proved impossible to so much as dent, even with the bodies of gun crime victims piling up.

The 1st Amendment prevents the government from censorship or making certain speech illegal. The 1st Amendment actually protects the right of private companies to control what is said by them in public. The government cannot force a privately held newspaper, TV or radio station to say or not say anything. They have a free speech right to control their public content. They even have a free speech right to have a political point of view. You can write angry hate filled letters to the editor railing about all and sundry and that newspaper is under no obligation to print your letter. No law can force them to print it. But we expect something different from internet companies. Sorry but I do not see that happening and it is an unreasonable expectation. The 1st Amendment gives you the right, however, to set up a competing discussion that advocates a competing point of view, and the government cannot censor that. However if you set up your far right echo chamber you have every right not to post comments from those nasty libs. That right is protected by the 1st Amendment.

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He getting cold feets, me he will buy quitter,com

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Tortoise,the government can stop hate speech ,if you have government license, broadcast or radio in the US

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