HAVE FOOT WILL SHOOT: Twitter users issue bizarre call to tank platform after Elon Musk takeover

HAVE FOOT WILL SHOOT: Twitter users issue bizarre call to tank platform after Elon Musk takeover
Elon Musk has reportedly taken over Twitter (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIME)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Elon Musk has finally taken control of Twitter and also terminated several top executives, including CEO Parag Agarwal. It has been said that the former Twitter boss will receive $42 million as compensation. Though there has been no official confirmation yet from the microblogging site regarding the takeover, Musk shared a tweet, saying, “The bird is freed.”

Also in an earlier post, he tweeted, “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence. There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.”

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The world’s richest man’s latest tweet was apparently in reference to his condemnation of Twitter’s moderation policies. He has also always advocated for freedom of expression by branding himself as a “​​free speech absolutist”. However, soon after news of Musk’s taking over Twitter came out, a number of people bizarrely started trending once popular social network MySpace.

A user tweeted, “😆 MY OFFICIAL PREDICTION: Twitter will become so successful and popular thanks to the restoration of #FreeSpeech by @elonmusk that @Facebook will steadily decrease and turn into another #Myspace!” The second user shared, “@elonmusk be like Tom from #MySpace”, referring to Tom Anderson who co-founded MySpace in 2003. 

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The third one demanded, “Bring back #MySpace 😃.” “KANYE WEST SHOULD BY #MySpace,” the fourth user suggested.


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“#ElonMusk is a traitor to #Democracy and to #Humanity. He aligned himself with #Pedophiles, #Tyrants, And #Monsters. Watch #Twitter becomes like #myspace #Trump #Putin #KimJungHyun #RepublicansAreDestroyingAmerica #USA #VOTE #Twitter,” a person shared. Another person stated: “Tom cashed out of MySpace when he was still ahead. He had no idea of being a "free speech" warrior, he taught everyone to code, cashed out, and is living his best life. Be like Tom, not Elon. #MySpace.”

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Making fun of Musk’s taking control of Twitter, a person noted, “Remember #everyonesconnected #myspace lol 😂 #twitter May become that. lol 😂.” The second person said, “Twitter is the next platform that will die the great My Space death. RIP Twitter. #Twitter #TwitterTakeover #MySpaceDeath #MySpace.” “Jokes on y'all, I still know my Myspace login just in case someone like Elon would bring it back #myspace.” a tweet read.

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“With Twitter getting Musked...#MySpace rolling up its sleeves like,” a person tweeted while sharing a GIF. Another one mentioned, “I hear #myspace is nice this time of year. Imagine being this heartbroken that free-speech is coming back. You people are pathetic.”


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“And just like that, #Twitter goes from being a digital #townsquare to being a white supremacist Soapbox. Wonder how long it'll be before @Twitter goes the way of #myspace? #ElonMuskIsAPOS,” a tweet stated. Another tweet added, “We should all just purposefully make the most boring shit in the world start trending on here to send the #TwitterTakeover the way of #MySpace and hopefully get rid of #ELONMUSK 4 life.”

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After a meteoric rise, MySpace could not keep up with other social platforms and eventually in 2005, it was sold for $580 million to News Corp. Anderson retired in 2009 and is now reportedly enjoying his life doing “surfing, travel/photos, architecture-design, DogDad SpaceX & CRISPR Investr,” as per his Instagram account.

This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

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