Spitting the dummy: Birdbrained Elon Musk and Twitter’s last gasp

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Last week we witnessed Elon Musk attempting a very public (online) spat with Trent Reznor.

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It was only a little while ago that I wondered what Musk would do with Twitter and warned that his town square was likely to be crammed with village idiots. I vastly underestimated Musk’s ego and, in a rare turn of events, vastly overestimated his reservoirs of intelligence. When Musk first floated the idea of buying the social media juggernaut, he waxed eloquent about “free speech” and a plurality of views...
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationThe Big Smoke
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • Elon Musk
  • Social media
  • Twitter


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