July 11, 2022

Elon Musk has withdrawn his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter, claiming the social media site violated the agreement by making false and misleading representations and refusing to provide information on how many fake or spam accounts are included in its total users. The Twitter board is threatening to sue to force Musk to close the deal. Some analysts predict it will go through eventually, only Musk might pay less than he initially offered.

If Musk walks away from Twitter, the big losers would be anyone who thinks that social media should be politically impartial and protect freedom of speech, since Twitter without Musk would likely continue under the supervision of the same Silicon Valley censors and socialists that Musk would have rightly fired. It would be a shame if that doesn’t happen, but on the other hand, who can blame him for not wanting to have to deal with that pack of whining, entitled snowflakes?