Elon Musk said Twitter could become “the old-school version of The Economist” or Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” when it was hosted by Jon Stewart – suggesting that he was a part of social’s own $$ 44 billion may drop its resistance to close the acquisition. Media giant.
The billionaire Tesla CEO, who is facing lawsuit from Twitter for forcing him to go through a settlement to acquire it for $54.20 per share, posted a series of tweets on Sunday night that This indicated that he was preparing to take over the firm.
“It’s certainly hard to find a news source that isn’t accurate, relevant, and downright disappointing!” Musk tweeted on Sunday.
“The Economist and Jon Stewart Daily Show / The old school version of The Colbert Report was great.”
“Maybe Twitter can become that,” Musk tweeted in a follow-up post.
Musk joked over the weekend that he might merge Tesla and Twitter to form a company called “Twizzler,” and closely veiled the company’s management, asking whether Twitter should limit user interactions. Changed your algorithm.
“Interaction with almost all Twitter accounts appears to be very low in recent weeks and days. Exact?” Musk asked his 102.5 million followers.
Musk filed a countersuit against Twitter on Friday after the social media company asked a Delaware court to force the Tesla boss to follow through on a $44 billion merger.
The Post first reported plans for Musk’s counter-suit, which was filed in the Court of Chancery in Delaware.
Twitter is asking a Delaware judge to enforce the merger agreement by which Musk agreed to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.
The five-day trial is scheduled to begin on October 17.
Musk previously said he was walking away from the deal on July 8, accusing Twitter of violating the merger agreement by misleading him about the number of fake accounts on the site.
Twitter sued a few days later, claiming the fake account was a distraction and saying Musk was obligated to close the deal at a price agreed to by the merger contract.
Musk once again criticized the news media on Sunday, when a Bloomberg story quoted Tesla owners as saying they would no longer be loyal to the brand in light of the CEO’s antics on Twitter.
“I was a total Musk fanboy,” said Dennis Levitt, 73, Tesla driver from suburban Los Angeles told Bloomberg News.
“Over time, his public statements have really started to bother me,” he said, referring to his public dustups with President Biden and others.
Musk is also embroiled in several public scandals. Last week, he denied a Wall Street Journal report that alleged he slept with the estranged wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin — prompting the tech mogul to file for divorce from Nicole Shanahan. did.
Last month, it was also revealed that Musk gave birth to twins with a female executive who works for him at his brain chip company Neuralink.
“He acts like a 7-year-old,” Levitt told Bloomberg. He said he has no plans to buy another Tesla.
Meanwhile, Musk accused the press of uncovering negative news about his personal life to generate readers’ interest.
Musk tweeted in response to a fan’s comment about Bloomberg’s story, “The media has strong negative bias and is driven by clicks (they can’t help it).
“Unfortunately, I generate a lot of clicks. But these things go in cycles.”
Musk continued: “When readers find it boring to put me down, they will build mine. This has happened too many times…”
post with wires