Twitter, Elon Musk, and 𝕏

The second defendant:
https://twitter.com/ehananoki
who is mentioned in footnote 4:

See Eric Hananoki, As Musk endorses antisemitic conspiracy theory, X has been placing ads for Apple, Bravo, IBM, Oracle, and Xfinity next to pro-Nazi content, MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA, (Nov. 16, 2023, 10:05AM), https://www.mediamatters.org/twitter/musk-endorses-antisemiticconspiracy-theory-x-has-been-placing-ads-apple-bravo-ibm-oracle.

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https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1726767436618191177

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Here is Elon Musk at the New York Times “DealBook Summit 2023”.

The comments about the advertisers boycott of 𝕏 which has all the world, dare I say, a-twitter, start at 10:50. Those with gentle sensitivities should be aware this is un-bleeped. “What’s the point of having F-U money if you can’t say “F-U”?

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The Times reporter, one Andrew Ross Sorkin, is a quintessential embodiment of effete urban mediocrity, much like his “newspaper”.

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Follow Alex Jones, @RealAlexJones on 𝕏.

Meanwhile, here is Tucker Carlson’s 90 minute interview with Alex Jones posted on 𝕏 on 2023-12-08. Click to play on 𝕏.

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Not even two million votes. That says a lot about twitter usage.

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Elon posted this as a screen shot, so I’m not going to type in the whole thing in order to run a Miller–Rabin primality test to see if it’s true. My guess is that it’s really prime, and the little “7“ lurking in there:

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what makes it so. If it were just ASCII art trolling us, they wouldn’t have bothered with that detail.

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The New Republic tells NPCs what to think about Elon Musk.

In one sense, Elon Musk has gotten exactly what he wanted. For all his talk about free speech, his primary motivation for sinking $44 billion into buying Twitter last year was clearly an unquenchable desire to be the center of attention. After Donald Trump’s defenestration in the wake of the January 6 insurrection, there was a main-character-size hole on the social network: Enter Musk and his infantile need for validation.

Elon Musk is evil. While he has mostly made headlines for his incompetence, he has unleashed and legitimized truly heinous forces on Twitter: He has welcomed back some of the world’s most toxic people—Alex Jones, Donald Trump, innumerable Nazis and bigots—and has gone out of his way, again and again, to validate them. That Musk would endorse a heinous antisemitic conspiracy theory, as he did last month, is both unsurprising and reprehensible. It is, more than anything else, a reflection of who he is: He may be fantastically wealthy, but he is also deeply hateful, someone who has decided to devote his fortune and his time to attacking diversity and progress on nearly every front.

X features heavily in Musk’s year in review, if only because he has successfully used it as a vehicle to make himself inescapable. But it is not his only venture, and it is not the only reminder that he is actually a deeply stupid and incompetent person. Tesla, his main business, just recalled nearly all of its vehicles because its much-hyped self-driving feature keeps causing cars to crash into people and things. Its much-hyped Cybertruck is unbelievably dumb-looking and pointless: It is bulletproof, for some reason—exactly the kind of silly detail on which Musk would fixate to look cool, even as his cars … keep killing people. The rockets from his rocket company, SpaceX, keep exploding. (Musk says this is a good thing.) Everywhere you look, there is more evidence that Elon Musk is an idiot.


According to The New Republic promotional puff piece [PDF], its paid circulation is 51,500 copies per issue, with 64% of subscribers 45 years or older. Elon Musk, who has 167.5 million followers on 𝕏, “is an idiot”.

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NPCs write the history … Now literally and more than ever.

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This establishes the price of attention on X: $0.00167 per Tweet view

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Milei visits Elon

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What a strange video! Compare that to the videos of Chinese auto plants showing giant machines assembling vehicles at a rapid pace. High-end lobbies are sort-of impressive … but nowhere near as impressive as the inner workings of a state-of-the-art factory.

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