Musk's Twitter Take-Over Move, Slashes Cost for Acquisition
A Series on Misinformation, Disinformation and Subterfuge
Behavior is predictable.
Musk with his move to “cancel,” is simply renegotiating the cost to buy Twitter for significantly less than the agreed upon 44 Billion.
Musk still intends to buy Twitter.
For weeks proceeding the current headlines, this move has long been anticipated to push down Twitter’s stock while inversely pushing up Tesla where Elon’s wealth is concentrated. Now that that move has happened we have people getting giddy and celebratory thinking victory is achieved sending the band on the field before the final play has even snapped.
Don’t count on reactivations of inauthentically banned accounts just yet.
Musk’s team is simply lateraling the ball, making it’s way up field towards the end zone as Susan, Matt, Mike, Louise and Rocco in band uniforms scramble to get out of their way, to the inevitable spiking of the pigskin and celebratory dance culminating in Mike Flynn, Stone, Trump and Bannon.
These deals and breaking of deals, then deals being still made is quite a common occurrence.
My guess is that instead of the over $54 per share agreed upon deal, Musk will buy the platform at around $36, shaving his end cost from $44B to around $30B.
People thinking this game is ended are having some fun, like this guy giving a hilarious response of how Twitter should react to Musk clearly tampering with stock prices and finances.
Susan fell for the obvious joke from a parody account, hook line and sinker. So how do you not fall prey to something so simple as a disinformation spotting novice like Susan did? First check the account that is posting the content and read what it says in its profile for clues.
Memes and Satire. That is a big giveaway that it is a joke, and simple incredibly basic OSINT, even a specialist that spreads lies can learn how to find. Maybe.
Sue was fully convinced, went about warning her enormous follower base, lest they fall prey to the joke too.
Susan, who was a VP over communications at Condé Nast before taking contracts to infiltrate and undermine movements, elections, clearly has plenty to say inauthentically about Elon, his ex-girlfriend Amber Heard, and Musk’s many plays. Here is how what she does, helps Musk’s agenda.
All these Sue shared retweets build higher impression counts, which is why the bad actor repeats the action so frequently. They also, if her account wasn’t so incredibly restricted with a ratio, help serve the org’s agenda by socially influencing others to spread the same or similar information to their followers too. The more people talking about Musk “pulling out,” the more Tesla stock increases (Musk will now have more time to focus on Tesla) and Twitter decrease (oh no, Twitter sucks without Musk).
My belief is that Tesla will again eclipse $800/share and Twitter fall below $30/share giving Elon enormous negotiating power, because people are so easily influenced by the headlines, rarely bothering to read deeply.
So what could stop Musk’s sustained march towards Twitter acquisition?
Each of these planned moves Musk makes manipulates stock prices stealing billions of investor wealth. If it is proven that Ops like KassandraSeven, Yonder, Project Veritas, coordinated to defraud investors of billions for Musk to get his best deal, in a functioning Democracy some of these bad actors would be making Tesla plates, not driving them. That stuff takes years to play out though.
EU, US or other regulatory intervention.
I see this as the most viable way to prevent Musk from acquisition, not only lengthening out the process, but perhaps making tech companies legally responsible for more of the content they allow, such as Twitter and suicide trolling.
In the meantime, expect Musk and his allies to continue hitting Twitter’s share prices downward so he can get it on the cheap.
and still the dim fuks hover here.