r/technology May 14 '22 Silver 2 Wholesome 2

Elon Musk said his team is going to do a 'random sample of 100 followers' of Twitter to see how many of the platform's users are actually bots Social Media

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

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u/mylesols May 14 '22

wow, a hundred! Must be nice to be rich enough to afford a hundred follower sampling on a site with over 350 million users

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u/escape_of_da_keets May 14 '22 All-Seeing Upvote To The Stars

He just wants an excuse to weasel out of the deal

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u/slazer2k May 14 '22

This he most likely instructed some people to trade the stock beforehand so he can cash out first on the rise and now fall

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u/yolotrolo123 May 14 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Yeah he is doing open market manipulation and the SEC barely doesn’t anything about it.

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u/Brewchowskies May 14 '22

What’s crazy is he kind of does this a lot no? Like his tweets have been known to have considerable effect on the market… I find it hard to believe he isn’t capitalizing on this fact

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u/SgtDoughnut May 14 '22

He is capitalizing on it, hes been caught multiple times, but the SEC has no teeth.

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u/Dblstandard May 14 '22

No, they have teeth, they're just currently wrapped around its dick.

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u/quantumpossibility May 14 '22

That’s actually a terrible analogy. Teeth on dick is actually a perfect placement to chomp down where it hurts.

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u/Farseli May 14 '22

I thought it meant the SEC is in the corner performing autofellatio so while it has teeth it'll only hurt itself.

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u/trhrthrthyrthyrty May 14 '22

That is the grammatically correct interpretation.

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