- Aug 1, 2006
Elon Musk is apparently freaking out a little over an exodus of advertisers on Twitter since he took over, because he publicly threatened them on Friday night.
It started Friday morning, when he whined in an extremely Trump-like tweet that advertisers were fleeing because of “activist groups,” which he said was “Extremely messed up!” and an attempt “to destroy free speech in America.” He also insisted “nothing has changed” since he took over.
Among the many replies to this tweet was Federalist Society fellow Mike Davis, a lawyer best known for his involvement with the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Davis had some advice for Musk of fairly dubious legal wisdom:
“Name and shame the advertisers who are succumbing to the advertiser boycotts. So we can counter-boycott them. And get your $8 monthly subscription going asap. So we can start to makeup for lost revenue now,” he said in part.
Musk’s reply: “Thank you. A thermonuclear name & shame is exactly what will happen if this continues.”
Elon won't allow free speech on Twitter if he still cared about advertising revenues. The ESG funded companies won't advertise on Twitter if they don't censor certain things. I don't think this will change Twitter much, it'll still die a slow death but it'll linger on for many more years.
The „thermonuclear name and shame“ will probably be a better ad campaign than anything those companies have run on Twitter itself in years. And they’re not even paying for it
Should we thank him in advance for the Twitter Guide to Ethical Shopping?
Didn't some GOP blow-hard say that if they take the house or senate, they would launch, like, an extortion investigation against the companies that dropped their Twitter advertising? I swear I remembered reading something yesterday, but can't sem to find reference to it now. Maybe I dreamt it.
Yeah, but I thought there was one that specifically mentioned "extortion". Again, maybe it was from a dream. Ha!
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I mean, Elon's little pissbaby meltdown already definitely reminded me that I needed to buy Porsche parts. Thanks, nerds! My engine rebuild can go on.The „thermonuclear name and shame“ will probably be a better ad campaign than anything those companies have run on Twitter itself in years. And they’re not even paying for it