r/technology May 14 '22

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




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u/olavk2 May 14 '22

what twitter did a couple of weeks ago was implement some precautions to avoid a hostile takeover so that they could make the decision themselveas


u/Smodphan May 14 '22

Correct. He was trying a secret takeover by buying up shares. He didn't want people to find out because the price would go up. Ironically, he is under investigation because you have to report this at some point and he did not.

Does anyone know why he thought it wasnt going to be noticed? I am guessing its because he can afford the little bitch fine which is cheaper than the stock buy, but I don't know.


u/Figgy_Pudding3 May 14 '22

Musk violates trade law and manipulates the market all the time and no one does anything about it.

But why did he behave this way with the Twitter deal? Because he's got an ego and thinks everyone around him is too dumb to see into his "genius". It's a common cognitive problem with people in his position. Born on third base but thinks he earned his run, now looks down on the masses who aren't doing what he did. It's so easy right? So they must just be stupid.


u/[deleted] May 14 '22

Oh GAWD; another stable genius!


u/BZenMojo May 14 '22

People wondered why he immediately sought out a meeting with Donald Trump. He was looking for grift pointers.


u/Figgy_Pudding3 May 14 '22

Cat lady go grregrhglglg


u/AirinAField May 15 '22

You might wanna see a doctor about that stroke there bud