Today, Florida Governor DeSantis is set to launch his 2024 presidential campaign. DeSantis is viewed as former president Donald Trump’s chief rival for the Republican party’s nomination. He will announce his decision in an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk.
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On Friday, Elon Musk announced that he will be stepping down from Twitter CEO and has chosen Linda Yaccarino, ex- NBC Universal advertising executive, as his replacement.
On Tuesday afternoon, controversial former TV news host, Tucker Carlson, announced his return to the screen. This time, he will be introducing a version of his popular tv show, Tucker Carlson Tonight (formerly on Fox News), to Twitter.
Twitter has removed labels describing global media organizations as government-funded or state-affiliated, a move that comes after the Elon Musk-owned platform started stripping blue verification checkmarks from accounts that don’t pay a monthly fee.
SpaceX’s Starship, the most powerful rocket ever built, took off on Thursday and successfully flew for more than two minutes before exploding midair. The rocket launch in South Texas at 9:33 a.m. marked the vehicle’s first test flight.
Elon Musk’s net worth has more than halved over the past 13 months, making it the biggest loss of wealth in modern history.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk’s net worth declined by a striking $208 billion in the past year alone–that’s roughly the same as the annual GDP of Greece. That amount is also more than the total net worth of the world’s richest person, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, and makes Musk the only person in history to have ever lost $200 billion.
After a relatively quiet day, Elon Musk sheepishly returned to Twitter on Monday evening. He had been silent for the majority of the previous 24 hours after creating a poll in which users had chosen for him to step down as the company’s CEO. Musk didn’t exactly make a public statement, but he did start his comeback by talking to Kim Dotcom, a convicted fraudster.
In a recent poll made by Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, Musk asked Twitter users whether or not he should step down from his role as CEO of the social media platform. The poll ended on Monday, with 57% of the 17.5 million users that engaged with the poll, having voted “yes.” The results showed that the majority of those who responded think he should step down, but whether or not he actually will is still up in the air. Musk claimed in the same poll that he would “abide by the results,” but with the poll having ended (meaning no more users can vote on it), and the majority having indicated a resounding “Yes,” there has yet to be any official announcement by either Twitter or Musk himself about the future of the company and his role with it.
On Thursday evening, Twitter suddenly suspended several high-profile journalists who cover the platform and Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world, who acquired the company just a few months ago. This has also led to the Eu threatening Musk with sanctions. EU commissioner Vera Jourova said the EU’s new Digital Services Act requires “the respect of media freedom.” The German Foreign Office also warned Twitter that “press freedom cannot be switched on and off on a whim.”
Elon Musk is in the spotlight again. It seems that when the SpaceX CEO is not firing thousands of employees without notice or reinstating former president Donald Trumps Twitter account, he likes to keep himself busy with the killings of over one thousand animals—for science.
When Musk first expressed interest in purchasing Twitter, there were numerous theories as to why. Given that he already owned two other influential companies focused on engineering solutions, it was unclear whether he was genuinely trying to improve a site he saw as a video game, accumulating social power and increasing the bottom line of his businesses, or simply having a laugh. These explanations may still shed light on why he acted as he did. However, it is now impossible to ignore the emerging reality that Musk regards Twitter ownership as a powerful tool for right-wing activism.
Just a week after purchasing Twitter, Elon Musk has already laid off nearly half of the platform’s workforce, forcing the remaining employees to work in office instead of remotely, and even sign a pledge to commit to the company or quit. Now, the app’s owner is stirring the pot again, as he has reinstated the Twitter account of former president Donald Trump.