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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    So, Elon blocked Anonymous
    Sooooo conflicted.

    1) Anonymous is, in fact, a criminal. Even if you like what he does, he's a criminal.

    2) But why would anyone intentionally piss off the most famous hacker on the planet, while running a social media company that's in trouble? This seems like the last fight Musk would pick on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candiman View Post
    Interview was supposed to be about half an hour long but ended up being an hour and a half.
    UPDATE: Musk is not happy with the interview.

    1) Musk said advertisers were returning to Twitter. The BBC reporter asked him to name one returning advertiser. Musk could not.

    2) After the interview, which was his idea, Musk said it "was exceptional in illustrating why you cannot rely on the media for truth." The implication being, Musk said some things in the interview he wanted to go public and they weren't shown, I think? If Musk felt the interview was edited to be misleading, he would say that or sue. So I think this statement is a Musk admission that the interview did not show him at his best, rather than it wasn't truthful. It would explain why, after complaining that "the media" isn't truthful, he would go on Carlson.

    Musk doesn't want the truth. Musk wants Twitter to look good. And he has an uphill battle.

    A new March 2023 forecast from Insider Intelligence suggests Twitter will bring in roughly $2.9 billion in ad revenue for 2023, after initially forecasting in October 2022 that it would earn $4.74 billion.

    Another estimate from Sensor Tower suggests that Twitter's top 50 advertisers have slowed spending in the first two months of this year by nearly $20 million collectively, compared to the same time period in 2022.

    Other data from Sensor Tower suggests Musk's attempt to charge users for verification hasn't led to huge revenue gains so far on mobile.
    Musk keeps claiming Twitter is oh so close you gaiz to breaking even. Twitter's fine! Twitter's great! Keep giving me money! And the real world disagrees with Musk's fantasy. There is no publicly available data that suggests Twitter is making more money now, than before Musk took over.

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    Wait, there's more.

    Traffic to Twitter is down 7.3 percent when compared to the same time last year.

    Visits from Twitter to news sites are much further down.

    As news sites and also celebrities leave Twitter in protest, Twitter loses a significant portion of its appeal. With fewer sources to follow, visits will drop further, and with fewer visits comes fewer advertisers.

    Twitter feeds on itself, and it's slowly starving.

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    Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and other tech leaders warn 'out-of-control' AI poses 'profound risks'

    "A week Later" <Spongebob meme>

    Elon Musk has created a new artificial intelligence company called http://X.AI that is incorporated in Nevada

    Hmm? So AI bad but let me make my own AI?

    Well of course there is always a reason.

    Musk Warns Against AI Liberal Bias, Tells Fox News He’ll Create ‘Truth Seeking’ Version

    Since then, however, Musk has repeatedly highlighted examples that he says show left-wing bias or censorship. Like other chatbots, ChatGPT has filters that try to prevent it from spewing out toxic or offensive answers.
    As always the broken brain of right wing Elmo here is everything is against the poor, rich White guy who gets no breaks in this world. It's all a conspiracy to make AI to take down right wing talking points.

    I won't and for derail shouldn't get too deep but yes right wing already cry bias cause AI won't say the "N" word or something like that so thus its Left. Anyways, problems with AI as we all know yet Elmo thinks its bad unless he comes up with the AI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    "Musk has repeatedly highlighted examples that he says show left-wing bias or censorship"
    Reality has a liberal bias. Right-wing people thrive on ignorance and support a proven serial liar. If an AI shows real things happening, it will be called having left-wing bias because the truth is on that side of the aisle.

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    It's funny because they never ask, "Is modern conservatism actually just toxic and offensive?" is never a question that gets asked by the guy who thinks that platforming Nazi's is actually a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    It's funny because they never ask, "Is modern conservatism actually just toxic and offensive?" is never a question that gets asked by the guy who thinks that platforming Nazi's is actually a good idea.
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    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1648172740908556291

    Know what's really attractive to advertisers? CEO's publicly agreeing with some misogynistic incel shit.

    Is it possible he's aware that it's satire? Possible! But he gives no indication as such, and given that his tweets are forced in front of people whether they want them or not they may miss that important context in the post he's responding to.

    Otherwise I just bothered scrolling through his replies out of morbid curiosity and good lord is he evoking some huge, "How do you do, fellow right wing kids." vibes.

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    I have much to get too but let's do the tantalizing part first.

    Elon Musk blamed "birth control, abortions" to the impending collapse of civilization on Tuesday's Fox interview

    Article and I'm going to link video also: https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1...289558530?s=20

    Holy shit idk from video how Carlson transitions to this question with "Urge to have sex and procreate after breathing and eating is the most basic human urge" Stop right there eating and breathing is an "urge".

    Watch or read but Elon goes into this crazy anti birth control and abortion rant about making kids cause he thinks civilization will collapse with whimper. People his mindsight is that of the right easily. He says that birth control and I guess abortions are making sex just for pleasure. You are supposed to have kids people! I always say that the right sees women as incubators and nothing else. Musk and his right wing turn this shows that one side.

    Also I won't go too far into this but civilization will collapse if the population doesn't stay at current level or grow according to Musk is effin crazy. This is sorta a subject for the Overpopulation thread and Global Warming. Yet, his mindset for collapse is that of a pure simple minded capitalist. You don't need growth unless you want to sell more shit. With our advancing automation and technology we likely need less people to do most jobs, unless you want them to buy a new Tesla or tweet.

    If any who like me sadly knows enough about Elon he has this weird fascination with populating the world. He has 9 kids and has commented numerous times about him helping add to the world population. I really don't get this mindset at all.

    Oh a little social commentary here. Elmo and Tucker can't think that if you pay people a living wage, give them a home, provide health care, provide childcare, schools, lunches and name more <here> that people may want children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    I have much to get too but let's do the tantalizing part first.

    Elon Musk blamed "birth control, abortions" to the impending collapse of civilization on Tuesday's Fox interview

    Article and I'm going to link video also: https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1...289558530?s=20

    Holy shit idk from video how Carlson transitions to this question with "Urge to have sex and procreate after breathing and eating is the most basic human urge" Stop right there eating and breathing is an "urge".

    Watch or read but Elon goes into this crazy anti birth control and abortion rant about making kids cause he thinks civilization will collapse with whimper. People his mindsight is that of the right easily. He says that birth control and I guess abortions are making sex just for pleasure. You are supposed to have kids people! I always say that the right sees women as incubators and nothing else. Musk and his right wing turn this shows that one side.

    Also I won't go too far into this but civilization will collapse if the population doesn't stay at current level or grow according to Musk is effin crazy. This is sorta a subject for the Overpopulation thread and Global Warming. Yet, his mindset for collapse is that of a pure simple minded capitalist. You don't need growth unless you want to sell more shit. With our advancing automation and technology we likely need less people to do most jobs, unless you want them to buy a new Tesla or tweet.

    If any who like me sadly knows enough about Elon he has this weird fascination with populating the world. He has 9 kids and has commented numerous times about him helping add to the world population. I really don't get this mindset at all.

    Oh a little social commentary here. Elmo and Tucker can't think that if you pay people a living wage, give them a home, provide health care, provide childcare, schools, lunches and name more <here> that people may want children.
    its eugenic mindset not that hard to understand.

    Here is the good explainer : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/b...-eugenics.html

    its a type of guy.

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    I always have to laugh about the collapse thing. Just read up about generational spacecrafts to be sent out to distant stars and how many humans they would have to carry to jumpstart humanity somewhere else.

  11. #3731
    Man, remember how Republican men keep saying they view women as more than breeding stock? Sure is weird that they keep talking about women as essentially breeding stock.

    Should we listen to a twice-divorced single guy who appears to struggle to form a meaningful relationship with a woman when it comes to women's issues? I have a hunch the answer is, "No".

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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...22101.html?amp

    Former president Donald Trump appears quite unhappy with SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s declaration that he voted for President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

    Mr Musk admitted to having voted for the 46th president over the 45th during a recent interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

    "I didn't vote for Trump," he said. "I actually voted for Biden. I'm not saying I'm a huge fan of Biden, since that would be inaccurate."

    Writing on his Truth Social site in response, Mr Trump claimed that he does not believe Mr Musk — who has repeatedly said in the past that he voted for Democrats, but has recently come out in support of the GOP.
    Rofl, everything surrounding Elom that wasn't already in place within the past handful of years is such a hilarious dumpster fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    "Mr Trump claimed that he does not believe Mr Musk "
    Trump is a narcisistic sociopath. He could read my posts and still think I voted for him.

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    That's the end of blue checkmarks.

    We'll see how traffic changes over the next few months. Weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    That's the end of blue checkmarks.

    We'll see how traffic changes over the next few months. Weeks?
    It's kinda good, actually. Now it's really obvious what loser idiots spend $8/month for a free service in return for more targeted advertisements. It'll make mocking them much easier, or would if I actually ever used Twitter lol.

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    So Matt Walsh's socials and email got hacked. The hacker apparently did it just to stir up some shit. The dude had access to 20 years of Walsh's emails, and all he did was post some wild tweets on twitter. Then the reporter at the Daily Wire who reported on this got banned by Elon Musk.

    Hacker missed a golden opportunity to find out if Walsh was actually fucking children or not I guess, oh well.
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  15. #3735
    https://twitter.com/tomwarren/status...90710009692162

    Microsoft is dropping Twitter from its advertising platform on April 25th. It comes after Twitter announced fees to use its API, with access starting at $42,000 a month

    just to be super clear here, this isn’t Microsoft leaving Twitter or stopping its Twitter ads. It’s removing Twitter as an option on the advertising platform that it runs for advertisers to target their ad campaigns on social media networks
    So it seems a bit of a roundabout thing, but it seems that Microsoft's own advertising platform, which let advertisers use it to run Twitter campaigns for companies that want to handle that all through a singular platform, is ditching Twitter. Which means advertisers will either need to find another way to run Twitter campaigns or they will simply no longer run them.

    I'm sure this will be a big revenue-positive outcome for Twitter.

  16. #3736
    It appears that Elon Musk has decided to personally intervene to provide blue checks to Stephen King and LeBron James, falsely saying they paid for Twitter Blue, because each made high profile tweets saying they definitely wouldn’t pay for it. Billionaire manchild.
    https://twitter.com/brianklaas/statu...6DxZvmKWA&s=19

    So apparently and there are Elmo tweets admitting he is paying for a few Verified.

    Who? Well Stephen King (tweet in link) who despises Elon's Twitter and LeBron James.

    Hmm? Seems like you sorta let celebs who push traffic to have free check. Sorta like when original Twitter did this.
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    rofl, IMC simping in the replies as always

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    So Matt Walsh's socials and email got hacked. The hacker apparently did it just to stir up some shit. The dude had access to 20 years of Walsh's emails, and all he did was post some wild tweets on twitter. Then the reporter at the Daily Wire who reported on this got banned by Elon Musk.

    Hacker missed a golden opportunity to find out if Walsh was actually fucking children or not I guess, oh well.
    Nothing says they couldn't have / didn't download every email.

  19. #3739
    Normies who are paying $8 are crying about LeBron and Co. getting free verified.

    Idiots still don't get that there is/was no equal Twitter. Just suckers who will pay $8.
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  20. #3740
    https://twitter.com/FINALLEVEL/statu...55026349170695

    The fact that we’re even discussing Blue Check marks is a Sad moment in society. Smh lol.
    No, Ice T apparently isn't paying for his either. This is all so hilarious.

    Also funny, all the people in the comments with blue check marks they actually paid real-ass money for unaware of the fuckin hilarity of all their replies.

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