Not all liberals at Twitter will quit. Many could get fired if this is the same Elon Musk who runs Tesla. He is extremely short-tempered when someone tells him something can’t be done. You just punched your ticket to the unemployment line. For now, he doesn’t have to worry about sabotage as Twitter has locked down the system for changes. You need a vice president of the company if you want to effect a change.
The Twitter board of directors unanimously approved the sale of the platform to Musk. Its now all over but the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. Grief counselors will see an increase in business and conservatives who have been banned such as Joe Hoft, the Babylon Bee, and Tucker Carlson should soon be very active again. President Trump has already weighed in and said he would not be posting on Twitter.
Musk said in a statement:
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spambots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
Musk says he is not worried about making money from Twitter, but judging from his history, I’m sure he will rake in the bucks. Some people will quit Twitter, but the reinstated conservatives combined with the increased usage by conservatives will more than make up for it and Musk himself has over 80 million followers on the platform.
Musk’s vision of maximizing free speech on the platform may face some opposition from inside the company, which has been accused of censoring news stories and narratives that are not favorable to the political left, like the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 presidential race.
Business Insider reported that a new book about Musk’s management style at Tesla highlighted that “when an employee disagreed with the CEO they were often fired.”
“For example, a paint shop manager was fired on the spot when he told Musk his production goals were not possible, and Kate Pearson, an executive in charge of delivery operations, was ousted for saying it was not feasible to hit Tesla’s delivery goal of 100,000 during the quarter,” the report said. “By 2017, Musk began flying to Tesla’s Gigafactory to frequently address issues that often led to verbal spats. Longtime Tesla employees told [the book’s author] Musk’s fury was unpredictable and often focused on public humiliation.”