Yesterday, Elon Musk reached a deal to buy Twitter for $44B. Over the last several years, millions of social media accounts have been deleted, shadow-banned, censored, call it what you will. Age of Autism included. We were dropped from Google news indexing. Our 36,000 Twitter followers have to work hard to find us, and read us - we're slapped with a warning on every Tweet that contains a photo or link. Why? Well, for us, it's that we discuss vaccine injury. We always have. It's why we were launched, our raison d'etre to use the fancy French. It's simply not allowed today. Vaccines were NEVER allowed as an autism cause, and now, they are deified to a point where any criticism is doused immediately. Vaccination has become an orthodox religion. We aren't a far right site. Never have been. We aren't a far left site. Never have been. Our readers cross all political strata, and our founder Dan Olmsted never wanted us to be political. I hope Elon Musk opens the floodgates to everyone. Let the market weed out the rotten apples. Don't follow them. Block them. Or argue cogently to make your own point using facts and reason. I don't think Musk is a savior. He announced his Asperger's on SNL about a year ago. He's an uber-rich, white tech guy. And we know another one who is the yin to his yang. That said, I would like to be able to Tweet again without a warning.
New York (CNN)Twitter said Monday it has agreed to sell itself to Elon Musk in a roughly $44 billion deal that has the potential to expand the billionaire's business empire and put the world's richest man in charge of one of the world's most influential social networks.
The deal, which will take the company private, caps off a whirlwind period in which the Tesla and SpaceX CEO became one of Twitter's largest shareholders, was offered and turned down a seat on its board and bid to buy the company — all in less than a month.
Under the terms of the deal, shareholders will receive $54.20 in cash for each share of Twitter stock they own, matching Musk's original offer and marking a 38% premium over the stock price the day before Musk revealed his stake in the company.
"Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated," Musk said in a statement Monday. "Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it." Source: CNN