all the why Elon Musk bought Twitter theories are overthinking it.
Musk is in a right wing filter bubble. he bought Twitter believing their problems were real & that others felt the same
this is what happens when you have a lot of money & live in fantasy land
just look at Elon Musk’s private texts that were released
this isn’t some strategic genius move
it’s a bunch of out-of-touch weirdos angry at “woke culture” and thinking the rest of the world shares their bizarre fixations on this stuff https://twitter.com/mattbinder/status/1591813699840495616
Elon Musk recently deleted a tweet claiming Twitter was the largest driver of traffic in the internet
this is nowhere near true!
why did he believe this? because his right wing bubble is obsessed with this platform. he believed it’s outsized importance because of them. https://t.co/2KMhdJ7nkq
Elon Musk has regularly replied to complaints from right wingers on Twitter since taking over
who else receives this kind of attention from him
he’s surrounded himself with this stuff. it’s all he sees on his feeds https://t.co/CoWAEdxEzb
Elon Musk’s $8 plan for a verified badge is obviously about money
but why did he think there was a market for this?
because right wingers on here are obsessed with the blue check!
in reality, only around 150,000 signed up for Musk’s plan so far & many of them are right wingers https://twitter.com/adamndsmith/status/1592803343059283968
lets not forget the VCs in Elon Musk's orbit who he immediately brought on board to help him run Twitter
take David Sacks for example. these are the people who have his ear. https://t.co/2tsmAPfEd4
feel like i should add this one to this thread: https://twitter.com/mattbinder/status/1594141224868405250