he agreed to buy twitter at a fixed price per stock.
when the news first broke, twitter’s stock value plunged. he’d essentially committed himself to overpaying like 20% just based on the dive in stock prices alone. to say nothing of the actual business’s balance sheet as a working operation.
after a protracted (and costly, and set to only get more and more expensive) legal battle, which he promptly dropped when he realised the courts were not fucking around and wanted a look inside his actual business affairs, he agreed to fulfill his commitments.
he then turns up, and fires everyone who has been working for years on trying to transform twitter into a profit-making entity (a victory for dilbert because a few of them had indian names), and the people who were well-versed at traversing the modern minefield of free speech laws and public communications.
that same day a bunch of his edgelord neckbeard autistic dweeb fanboys (hi again dilbert) took to twitter with wild abandon, posting every sort of abuse and hatred. appearances of the n-word on the platform increased 500%.
in response, musk, the genius and hero who is going to single-handedly save mankind by building hives on mars and guaranteeing ‘free speech’ on twitter, or something, announced plans for a ‘content moderation council’ or something. it’s almost as if … all the people he just rashly fired out of an act of impetuous ego-stroking narcissism … had been trying to address these very same things.
but he’s a real genius. a yuuuuuge genius. see proof in the pudding when he unbans his pal, donald trump, who is busy orchestrating an anti-democratic insurrection and encouraging people to hammer nancy pelosi to death.