I never thought Elon Musk was intelligent. I can’t recall reading a single thing that he was reported to have said that indicated any sign of higher intelligence. And now it’s evident that his pattern-recognition skills are nonexistent.
Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists.Elon Musk, 4 November 2022
Imagine that. It’s not as if for the last decade, corporations haven’t been losing massive amounts of business and abandoning entire markets at the behest of the activists. See: Intel, DC, Marvel, Disney, etc. Perhaps someone should have sent him a copy of Corporate Cancer before he went through with the acquisition.
I have the impression that the ongoing travails of Twitter are going to be of great benefit to parallel economy icons such as Gab and Unauthorized over time.