Cry Harder: Triggered Leftists Get ‘RIP Twitter’ Trending After Reports of Twitter Sale to Elon Musk
“At its root, @ElonMusk wanting to purchase Twitter is not about left vs right. It’s about white power. The man was raised in Apartheid by a white nationalist. He’s upset that Twitter won’t allow white nationalists to target/harass people. That’s his definition of free speech,” raged Shaun King.
It would appear that it’s all over but the crying at this point for leftists on Twitter as the popular social media platform has just announced that “it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion.”
Elon Musk to Acquire Twitter https://t.co/jLfXHdQnA0
— Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 25, 2022
Musk has long been a critic of Twitter’s suppression tactics when it comes to criticism of Democrats and Democrat pet agenda items and has hinted that he would bring changes to the platform that Twitter critics hope would balance it out and make it a more level playing field between conservatives and liberals.
Musk seemed to confirm as much in a tweet posted last week in response to another Twitter user who speculated on what his focus would be if a deal was reached:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 22, 2022
As reports swirled this morning that an agreement was imminent, triggered Twitter leftists got “RIP Twitter” to trend, and The Usual Suspects lined up just as they did a week or so ago when Musk first made his offer to toss around terms like “white supremacy,” “corporate greed,” and to fret over whether this would mean Donald Trump would be allowed to return:
Now that Elon Musk is buying Twitter, the question for all of us is: Will he allow a Criminal who used this platform to lie and spread disinformation to try to overthrow the US Government to return and continue his Criminal activity? And if he does, how do we combat it?
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) April 25, 2022
At its root, @ElonMusk wanting to purchase Twitter is not about left vs right.
It’s about white power.
The man was raised in Apartheid by a white nationalist.
He’s upset that Twitter won’t allow white nationalists to target/harass people. That’s his definition of free speech.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 25, 2022
If any reporters reach out to me today, I will share the stories I’ve kept private about the fight to improve Twitter moderation policies at the Trust and Safety team over the last ten years.
Because this is what we’re going to lose if this deal goes through.
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) April 25, 2022
I think it’s strange people who are hate filled, racist, and generally awful want ONE person, Elon Musk to own Twitter and take it private because of “free speech” #ElonMuskBuyTwitter
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) April 25, 2022
Elon Musk may buy Twitter, but he’ll never be able to buy class, humor, wit, style, grace, humility, compassion, generosity, empathy, a heart, or an adult-sized penis.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) April 25, 2022
I still think Elon Musk owning Twitter is a bad idea. He will amplify racists, bigots, and misinformation. He is a bad-faith actor with his distorted views of free speech and censorship.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) April 25, 2022
Elon Musk is the embodiment of money and power corrupting.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) April 25, 2022
Corporate greed wins again. RIP Twitter. https://t.co/BJS1vP4SNV
— Chad Dominique (@itschagwe) April 25, 2022
RIP Twitter. You will become the new My Space for MAGA.
— Jeff Thompson (@jeff_thompson) April 25, 2022
If you’re thinking about sticking around you’ll soon regret it. Twitter will quickly evolve into pro Trump 2024 crayville loaded with the same hate and vitriol you’d find on gab, Parler, etc
Yeah, no thanks.
— cryborg (@cryborg) April 25, 2022
There were also the Hitler comparisons because of course there were:
rip twitter pic.twitter.com/cb2rWw9kkg
— Sandré (@sanderkem) April 25, 2022
All that said, there were a few who advised their “RESIST” comrades to remain on the platform for better or for worse:
Even if Musk takes over, I urge people, especially resisters, to remain on Twitter for a very simple reason:
Facebook is an aggressive propaganda machine for the far right and the beliefs and ethics of Donald Trump.
We CANNOT concede Facebook and Twitter in this war.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) April 25, 2022
“Facebook is an aggressive propaganda machine for the far right and the beliefs and ethics of Donald Trump.” In what alternative universe does this guy reside?
“Leave Twitter” also trended for a time, as conservatives lined up to dunk on panicked leftists:
Airports should be packed today with all of those people threatening to leave the country if Elon Musk acquires Twitter.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) April 25, 2022
I’m leaving Twitter I’m moving to
if Elon Musk Canada if
buys it. Trump wins.
— Ramp Capital (@RampCapitalLLC) April 25, 2022
— Kyle Mann (@The_Kyle_Mann) April 25, 2022
In a cryptic tweet sent earlier today, Musk expressed his desire for his critics to remain on Twitter:
I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
But if not, leftists can take the advice they used to give to frustrated conservatives and start their own platform, right? Oh wait, I forgot for a second that Facebook and Instagram are already in existence.
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