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To: Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal

Stop Elon Musk’s Hostile Takeover of Twitter

Stop Elon Musk’s Hostile Takeover of Twitter

Elon Musk — Tesla CEO and the richest man on earth — just bought Twitter in a hostile takeover for $43 BILLION dollars. [1]

Why is this important?

While the rest of us struggled to get by through these last two years of pandemic and inflation, the rich have only gotten richer. It’s ridiculous that Elon Musk — who paid $0 in income tax in 2007 despite his astronomical wealth — can pay $43 billion on a whim to take over a platform that should belong to all of us. [2]

Twitter is one of the largest social media platforms in the world. It’s where many of us learn about social issues that have been overlooked by major news outlets, and where activists connect and organize against injustice.

With Musk at the helm, the Donald Trumps and Maxime Berniers of the world will be given the ultimate soapbox to spread disinformation and hate — but you can bet that activists, journalists, and anyone daring to challenge Musk and his ilk won’t receive the same treatment.

Musk says he’s buying Twitter in the name of free speech, but the proof is in the pudding: when Black Tesla employees lodged a complaint for the racism and discrimination they experienced at work, he fired them for speaking out. [3]

Musk’s takeover is nothing new — it’s just the latest in a decades-long crusade by the ultra-rich to take control of our media, institutions, and social services. The billionaire class becomes more powerful with each passing day — and the rest of us are paying the price.

Sign the petition if you think public information services like Twitter should belong to regular people like us — not a billionaire like Elon Musk.

Sources
[1] https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/musk-twitter-monday-1.6429802
[2] https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/06/bezos-musk-didnt-pay-federal-income-tax-some-years-report.html
[3] https://theconversation.com/if-elon-musk-succeeds-in-his-twitter-takeover-it-would-restrict-rather-than-promote-free-speech-181576

Updates

2022-04-26 23:07:32 -0400

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