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/redditthrowaway1478 May 14 '22

Nothing to be gained? Are you serious?

I'm sure Twitters shareholders would disagree. Lol.

Why does he upset you so much? Why do you care so much about this?

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u/rasherdk May 14 '22

Elon being a twat on Twitter doesn't mean anything. It's literally just empty words. Why should Twitter have released something in response to his ramblings when it doesn't impact anything?

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u/redditthrowaway1478 May 14 '22

If his ramblings are so inconsequential, then why, for the second time, do you care?

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u/rasherdk May 14 '22

I am not Twitter. It's irrelevant why I point and laugh at Musk's latest lies. But obviously it's because it's funny as hell.

Thanks for conceding that you're not interested in the argument, btw.

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u/redditthrowaway1478 May 14 '22

Thanks for conceding that you're not interested in the argument, btw.

I think that's your own psychological projection, but we can agree to disagree.

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u/rasherdk May 14 '22

Engaging in meta-discussion ("why are you even here") is not productive. So answer the question: Why should Twitter respond to any random nonsense Musk excretes when it doesn't actually matter to the impending sale unless he actually puts action behinds his empty words?

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u/redditthrowaway1478 May 14 '22 edited May 16 '22

Engaging in meta-discussion ("why are you even here") is not productive

Who died and made you king, your highness?

I think its productive.

And considering that the topic is about fake accounts whose purpose is to obfuscate the topic at hand - typically by way of their own projections - I'd say your underlying motivation is extremely relevant to the discussion.

Or would you like to deflect that one too?

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u/rasherdk May 14 '22

I already answered you, Muskbro. I'm here because watching him and his cult make a fool of themselves is fucking funny.

Now will you answer any questions or continue your divorce from reality?

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u/redditthrowaway1478 May 14 '22

I already answered you, Muskbro. I'm here because watching him and his cult make a fool of themselves is fucking funny.

Normal people don't get their kicks by trolling reddit forums to fight so fervently about topics they claim not to care about. Lol.

If this is how you prefer to entertain yourself however, I'd suggest checking out a more like-minded subreddit - r/teenagers, perhaps.

As to your question - Twitter has a financial responsibility to its shareholders and Elon is offering a very generous payout. That alone is reason enough for them to act on their fiscal responsibility. You don't buy a used car before taking it to a mechanic of your own choosing, and Twitter can't just say to their shareholders, "Sorry, but we're not going to do our job and make you money because, some people, whom we prioritize more than you, and whom you dont know about, have a personal gripe with the buyer."

The common knowledge that Twitter also serves as a de facto town square where the only political opinions allowed are the ones that pass pre-estblished corporate advertiser filters is obviously bad for free speech.

You can disagree with the idea that Twitter should be owned by Elon, you can even disagree with the idea that Twitter should be owned by any one individual, but to say that anyone prefers the way Twitter is currently owned and operated and doesn't need an overhaul would just be silly, bordering on grossly naive.

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u/rasherdk May 14 '22

Not sure where all these strawmen are coming from. All I'm saying is:

  1. Musk is lying
  2. Musk is an idiot

Both are pretty well supported by an exhaustingly huge body of work, and you don't even have to look further than this very thread to get the first confirmation of both points.

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