Democrats’ ‘moral oblivion’ and other commentary

Washington watch: Dems’ ‘Moral Oblivion’ “After the leak of Justice Alito’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade,” Sen. Chuck Schumer “decided to tap into his party’s dark id,” rages Spectator World’s Matt Purple. The Democratic leader introduced a bill that “wouldn’t just codify Roe” but would “go much further, permitting abortions at any point during … Read more

Sunday Reading: Social-Media Disrupters

This past week, Elon Musk declared that he would allow Donald Trump back on Twitter, then wavered over his planned purchase of the social-media behemoth. As billionaire tech magnates dominate the public square and transform how we consume information, we’re bringing you a selection of pieces about social-media disrupters and their impact. More from the … Read more

Snoop Dogg Jokingly Says He Might Have To Buy Twitter As Elon Musk Puts Deal On Hold

Internet is “100% in favour” of Snoop Dogg buying Twitter. After Elon Musk announced that his deal to buy Twitter was on hold, rapper Snoop Dogg jokingly tweeted that he would like to buy the social media platform and make some changes. “May have 2 buy Twitter now,” Snoop Dogg tweeted, before compiling who his … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’

E lon Musk has said he is “still committed” to his deal to buy Twitter, after revealing on Friday that the takeover is “temporarily on hold” over details around the number of spam and fake accounts present on the site. The billionaire Tesla owner agreed a £34.5 billion deal to take over the social media … Read more

Elon Musk says his team ‘will do a sample of 100 Twitter followers’ to see how many are bots

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his team are preparing their own audit of 100 Twitter followers to check how many are bots and spam accounts.  Earlier, citing a week-old regulatory filing from Twitter, Musk claimed that he wanted to pause the deal to verify that false or spam accounts represented fewer than 5 per cent … Read more

Elon Musk Puts Twitter Buy On Hold, Casting Doubt On $44B Deal

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on temporary hold, raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition. Musk tweeted early Friday that he wanted to pinpoint the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. He has been vocal about his desire … Read more

How Should Twitter Change?

This piece originally appeared in our Daily newsletter. Sign up to receive the best of The New Yorker every day in your in-box. Last month, when Elon Musk announced that he planned to buy Twitter, I thought of “South Park,” the rowdy animated comedy series about grade schoolers. One 2016 episode centers on, a … Read more

Tesla, Twitter Shares Drop As Elon Musk’s Legal Issues Grow

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of Tesla and Twitter have tumbled this week as investors deal with the fallout and potential legal issues surrounding Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his $44 billion bid to buy the social media platform. Of the two, Musk’s electric vehicle company has fared worse, with its stock down almost 16% so … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter deal is

London — Elon Musk  said Friday that his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details on spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition. In a tweet, the Tesla billionaire linked to a Reuters story from May 2 citing … Read more