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    Elon Musk struck a deal on Monday to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion, in a victory by the world’s richest man to take over the influential social network frequented by world leaders, celebrities and cultural trendsetters.

    Twitter agreed to sell itself to Mr. Musk for $54.20 a share, a 38 percent premium over the company’s share price this month before he revealed he was the firm’s single largest shareholder. It would be the largest deal to take a company private — something Mr. Musk has said he will do with Twitter — in at least two decades, according to data compiled by Dealogic.

    “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,” Mr. Musk said in a statement announcing the deal. “Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”

    The deal, which has been unanimously approved by Twitter’s board, is expected to close this year, subject to a vote of Twitter shareholders and certain regulatory approvals.

    The blockbuster agreement caps what had seemed an improbable attempt by the famously mercurial Mr. Musk, 50, to buy the social media company — and immediately raises questions about what he will do with the platform and how his actions will affect online speech globally.




    If Musk does what he claims he wants to do it will be a big improvement and good for free speech.
     
    Where is Media Matters? How's Threads looking with their child exploitation?



    Do you really not understand the difference? A tool on the platform was being exploited - and when the company learned about it, they tried to a programming fix that some are saying still didn’t fully solve the problem.

    X actively encourages, including by public comment from Musk himself, the objectionable content that caused the reaction, and refuses to make any meaningful attempt to curtail it.
     
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    Do you really not understand the difference? A tool on the platform was being exploited - and when the company learned about it, they tried to a programming fix that some are saying still didn’t fully solve the problem.

    X actively encourages, including by public comment from Musk himself, the objectionable content that caused the reaction, and refuses to make any meaningful attempt to curtail it.
    I'm aware of the details, but the child exploitation on Instagram still exists while Disney still continues to advertise there.

    So I guess that means antisemitism is bad, but child exploitation is okay at least for Disney.
     
    I'm aware of the details, but the child exploitation on Instagram still exists while Disney still continues to advertise there.

    So I guess that means antisemitism is bad, but child exploitation is okay at least for Disney.

    It means Disney is comfortable that instagram will continue to try to clean up child exploitation and will protect their brand from being associated with child exploitation and they are not confident that the same can be said of X.

    It comes down to the approach each company takes to these issues, and the confidence advertisers have with that approach.
     
    It means Disney is comfortable that instagram will continue to try to clean up child exploitation and will protect their brand from being associated with child exploitation and they are not confident that the same can be said of X.

    It comes down to the approach each company takes to these issues, and the confidence advertisers have with that approach.
    I disagree. It's all about which social media companies have complied with the government censorship. The only two companies that haven't are X and Rumble and those are the companies that have had their Democrats activist groups push companies to stop their advertising on X and Rumble.

    Meta, Instagram’s parent company, found that 500,000 child Instagram accounts had “inappropriate” interactions every day, according to an internal study in 2020 quoted in legal proceedings.

    ...Account owners who report explicit images or potential predators to Instagram are typically met with silence or indifference, and those who block many abusers have seen their own accounts’ ability to use certain features limited, according to the interviews and documents. In the course of eight months, The Times made over 50 reports of its own about questionable material and received only one response.


     
    I disagree. It's all about which social media companies have complied with the government censorship. The only two companies that haven't are X and Rumble and those are the companies that have had their Democrats activist groups push companies to stop their advertising on X and Rumble.

    Meta, Instagram’s parent company, found that 500,000 child Instagram accounts had “inappropriate” interactions every day, according to an internal study in 2020 quoted in legal proceedings.

    ...Account owners who report explicit images or potential predators to Instagram are typically met with silence or indifference, and those who block many abusers have seen their own accounts’ ability to use certain features limited, according to the interviews and documents. In the course of eight months, The Times made over 50 reports of its own about questionable material and received only one response.


    So you are saying that there is widespread government censorship? And Twitter and Rumble are the only ones who haven’t “complied”? So, if it’s truly government censorship, there wouldn’t be an option to not comply, right? How can you refuse to comply with government censorship?

    Do you ever think these things through on your own?
     
    Musk’s anti-DEI take now endorses the idea that non-white surgeons put your family at risk.

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    Pretty sure he’s made this bigoted claim about airline pilots as well. It’s racial prejudice, pure and simple.
    They are making it to where even if you were to wear your credentials on a sandwich board as a minority, your aptitude will still be questioned or dismissed. Fork Musk and his followers!!!
     
    Pretty sure he’s made this bigoted claim about airline pilots as well. It’s racial prejudice, pure and simple.

    Yes it was airline pilots last month.

    I know one surgeon - he’s a heart surgeon and he’s not white. His parents moved to the US from Turkey before he was born. And he’s an absolute rock star, was chief resident at Johns Hopkins and his fellowship at at Penn. He runs the program at the state’s leading teaching hospital. He’s the best cardio-surgeon in the region.

    This country has been producing highly accomplished non-white, non-male surgeons for decades. This idea that hospitals are “hiring” less qualified surgeons because of DEI is ridiculous. If they’re board-certified, they’re qualified.
     
    Musk’s anti-DEI take now endorses the idea that non-white surgeons put your family at risk.

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    Some important things to know about Ben Shapiro and the company he keeps.
    And regarding Hollywood being a liberal cesspool.
     
    Yes it was airline pilots last month.

    I know one surgeon - he’s a heart surgeon and he’s not white. His parents moved to the US from Turkey before he was born. And he’s an absolute rock star, was chief resident at Johns Hopkins and his fellowship at at Penn. He runs the program at the state’s leading teaching hospital. He’s the best cardio-surgeon in the region.

    This country has been producing highly accomplished non-white, non-male surgeons for decades. This idea that hospitals are “hiring” less qualified surgeons because of DEI is ridiculous. If they’re board-certified, they’re qualified.
    One of the many is Michael Ellis DeBakey who was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA in the early 1900's and was a pioneer in vascular surgery. His parents were Lebanese immigrants.
     
    Yes I do. You don't understand my point because you are very uniformed about the entire government censorship complex which includes outside groups like the ADL.
    What uniform is he allegedly wearing, how do you know what he's wearing, and how does his being heavily uniformed keep him from understanding "your point?"
     
    Musk’s anti-DEI take now endorses the idea that non-white surgeons put your family at risk.

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    Shapiro is an idiot, but how did you get that someone being concerned with race being a factor with which doctors operate or treat you, instead of their qualifications, is racist?

    Would you be okay with a doctor operating on you that was less qualified, but was a minority?

    Wouldn't you want whoever you can find who is most qualified operating on you no matter what their race is?
     
    Shapiro is an idiot, but how did you get that someone being concerned with race being a factor with which doctors operate or treat you, instead of their qualifications, is racist?

    Would you be okay with a doctor operating on you that was less qualified, but was a minority?

    Wouldn't you want whoever you can find who is most qualified operating on you no matter what their race is?

    Why isn't the black doctor the most qualified doctor?
     

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