“Might as well call it a trumpet”

"Might as well call it a trumpet"
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Amid renewed plans to buy Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has blasted Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social, calling it a “right-wing echo chamber” in an interview with Financial times.

“Might as well be called Trumpet,” Musk said.

Musk said that Truth Social is indicative that social media is divided into various politically charged silos. His comments echo earlier ones he made last summer opposing Twitter’s decision to ban Donald Trump following the January 1 attacks. 6 Capitol insurrection claiming that his tweets incited violence.

“I think it was wrong to ban Donald Trump. I think it was wrong because it alienated a large part of the country and it ultimately didn’t result in Donald Trump having no voice,” Musk said at the time.

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Musk has spent the last few months in a Legal battle with Twitter after pulling out of plans to acquire the social media platform over claims Twitter wasn’t doing enough to remove bot accounts on the site. Now, less than two weeks before Musk and Twitter go to trial over the reneged deal, Musk is once again offering to buy the site for $44 billion, the same price initially proposed in April.

“I’m not doing Twitter for the money. It’s not like you’re trying to buy a yacht and you can’t afford it,” Musk told the Financial Times. “I don’t have any boat. But I think it’s important that people have an inclusive and highly trusted means of exchanging ideas that is as trustworthy and transparent as possible.”

While a judge postponed the trial due to the new proposal, he gave Musk until October 1. 28 to complete the deal. But Twitter says they cannot trust the billionaire’s offer to be in good faith, calling Musk’s offer an “invitation for more mischief and delay” in new court filings on Thursday.

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“Now, on the eve of judgment, [Musk] declares [he] pretend[s] to close after all. ‘Trust us,’ they say, ‘we mean it this time,’ so they ask to be spared a reckoning on the merits,” the filing written by Twitter’s lawyers states.

In the meantime, social truth has been having some difficulties. Last month, investors withdrew $138.5 million from the blank check company linked to Trump’s social media platform, and Digital World Acquisition Corp., which was supposed to hand over $1.3 billion to help the former president conquer Twitter, changed your address to a drop box at a UPS store.

The change in management came on the same revelation that investors had been pulling money out of the company, which has generally disappointed after attracting far fewer users than expected.

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