Celebrities and Twitterers alike lit Twitter up after Elon Musk bought a passive 9.2% stake in the social media giant worth $3 billion Monday.
People are concerned that Musk — whose first action was to ask the Twitterverse to vote on an edit button — will take the left-leaning social media platform over to the right. They're saying that they want to remain on the left — or at least not be told what to do.
As journalist Andy Ngo put it: "Leftist Twitter employees have taken to social media to complain about @elonmusk becoming the company's largest stakeholder. They are angry about the company's leftist culture potentially being challenged."
On the other side of the equation, GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis celebrated Musk's stake, noting how "60 Minutes" ran a smear campaign against him a year ago. Mainstream and social media are no longer impartial, DeSantis said, tweeting that he hopes Musk will change that.
Even Twitter employees are worried Musk will change the culture. One Twitter worker complained that Musk would be taking away his "free speech" — and he was quitting on the spot.
Another Twitterer posted a selfie of herself crying with the caption: "Me trying to enjoy the stock price without thinking about why."
Twitter (TWTR) soared 27.12% to $49.97 on Monday, April 4, with the Musk news.
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