Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc for $44 billion cash on Monday in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world’s richest person.
Source: Musk seals $44 bln deal for Twitter, pledges to defeat spam bots | Reuters
Twitter, more than other social media platforms, fosters real-time discussion about events as they unfold. That could change if Musk gains control of the company.
Source: Elon Musk’s bid spotlights Twitter’s unique role in public discourse – and what changes might be in store
“Musk making a play for Twitter out of his petty cash drawer is one more example of why the pooling of so much wealth in the hands of a few is a societal disease.”
Source: ‘Not Good for Democracy,’ Critics Warn as Mega-Billionaire Elon Musk Moves to Buy Twitter
“We are concerned about rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel.”
Source: Elon Musk Says Bitcoin Has ‘Great Cost’ to Environment and Tesla Will No Longer Accept It
Many have responded by criticizing her relationship to Musk, in which she benefits from capitalism while supposing a technocrat-communist utopia.
Source: “AI is fastest path to Communism,” says Elon Musk’s partner | Mind Matters
Over his 14 years in office, Morales fought to use the wealth of Bolivia for the Bolivian people, who saw—after centuries of oppression—remarkable advances in their basic needs. Literacy rates rose and hunger rates dropped. The use of Bolivia’s wealth to advance the interests of the people rather than North American multinational corporations was an abomination to the U.S. embassy in La Paz, which had egged on the worst elements of the military and the far right to overthrow the government. This is just what happened in November 2019.
Source: ‘We Will Coup Whoever We Want’: Elon Musk and the Overthrow of Democracy in Bolivia – CounterPunch.org