After months of litigation and disputes, it appears Elon Musk is finally near closing the deal to acquire Twitter.
The social media giant officially responded to Musk’s offer to buy out the company for the original price of $54.20 a share.
“We received the letter from the Musk parties which they have filed with the SEC. Our intention is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share,” Twitter’s General Counsel in an email to staff.
“This would remove a major obstacle to closing the deal, which has been in litigation for months over numerous items that Elon Musk has disputed with the company, including the true number of fake accounts/bots.”
Twitter reacted in panic and almost every Twitter user can notice what they are doing at the moment!
Numerous accounts shared the news that they were losing followers, many suspecting it was due to a ‘bot purge.’
JUST IN 🚨 Multiple Twitter users report unexpected and sudden decrease in followers count following Musk buyout deal news.
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) October 4, 2022
They just removed 11,000 of my followers – hope you put a stop to this BS.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) October 5, 2022
Seems like they’re purging bots maybe? 🤔
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) October 5, 2022
Wow… I just lost 1,400 followers.
I'm just going to take a wild guess here and say that it was Twitter removing & eliminating bots & fake accounts.
Thanks Twitter, I appreciate you saving me some work. pic.twitter.com/xiV7vbzbqS
— 🍊 I am Ultra Redacted Maga 🍊 (@daverich503) October 4, 2022
Some claim that they’re banning conservative accts, not bots!
1,400 purged..they’re banning conservative accts, not bots!
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) October 4, 2022
I just lost 12,000 followers on Twitter. Is this another conservative purge?
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) October 4, 2022
JUST lost over 4000 + followers..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 4, 2022
Guess it's lucky you only lost a tiny percentage of yours. I lost a full 10% of mine. You'd have lost 32,000 if you lost 10%.
— Kathy – Just a Patriotic American (@Kathy_Arizona) October 5, 2022
Elon Musk himself reportedly lost 6,500 followers. But if that’s the price it takes to restore freedom to the platform, I’m sure most Twitter users would gladly take it.
Mass Twitter layoffs coming:
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 5, 2022
At Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting in August, Musk compared his ambitions for Twitter with the vision he had for X, a financial services company he co-founded in 1999.
‘I do sort of have a grander vision for what I thought X.com or X corporation could have been back in the day,’ he added.
‘It’s a pretty grand vision, and obviously, that could be started from scratch, but I think Twitter would help accelerate that by three to five years.’
The SpaceX founder went on to say, ‘it’s something that will be very useful for the world’, but has given precious few other details.
So what exactly could the proposed platform look like?
Experts say he may be eyeing something along the lines of a ‘super app’ which incorporates a lot of different services including messaging, social media, payments, and food orders.
Bruce Hoenshell is a military historian, he is one of the most prolific conservative writers today, often churning out multiple columns per week. His writings tend to focus on international themes, modern warfare. Style Sampling: “ It is not that we need social networking and Internet searches more than food and fuel, but rather that we have the impression that cool zillionaires in flip-flops are good while uncool ones in wingtips are quite bad.”