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As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul

May. 14, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 229 million users around the world — politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers and just about anyone else with an...

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul

May. 14, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 229 million users around the world — politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers and just about anyone else with an...

Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban of Donald Trump

May. 10, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Twitter would reverse its ban of former President Donald Trump if his purchase of the social media company goes through, signaling just how permissive the platform could become toward free speech under his ownership. Speaking virtually at an auto...

Wall Street, tech investors back Musk Twitter bid with $7B

May. 05, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

Elon Musk has strengthened the equity stake in his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter with commitments of more than $7 billion from a diverse group of investors including Silicon Valley heavy hitters like Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison. A regulatory filing Thursday also said that Musk...

Will Musk’s hands-off ideal for Twitter have broad appeal?

Apr. 26, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

Coming up with $44 billion to buy Twitter was the easy part for Elon Musk. Next comes the real challenge for the world’s richest person: fulfilling his promise to make Twitter “better than ever” as a lightly regulated haven for free speech. His vision for...

Musk's 'free speech' push for Twitter: Repeating history?

Apr. 26, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, is spending $44 billion to acquire Twitter with the stated aim of turning it into a haven for “free speech.” There's just one problem: The social platform has been down this road before, and it didn't end well. A decade ago, a Twitter...

Don't call him CEO: Jack Dorsey says he's 'Block Head' now

Apr. 23, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology entrepreneur and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has a new title: Block Head. A regulatory disclosure Friday from digital payments company Block Inc. says that its co-founder Dorsey is changing his role from Block's CEO, president and chairperson to...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 13, 2022. Editorial: Missouri should fund basic government services before passing out surplus cash Republicans criticized the Biden administration’s stimulus spending during the pandemic as wasteful, and today they point to that cash...

Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter, make it 'maximally trusted'

Apr. 14, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

In 10 days, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has gone from popular Twitter contributor and critic to the company's largest individual shareholder to a would-be owner of the social platform — a whirlwind of activity that could change the service dramatically given the sometimes whimsical billionaire's...

EXPLAINER: What is Musk really doing as he guns for Twitter?

Apr. 14, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

Mercurial billionaire Elon Musk now says he wants to buy Twitter outright, taking it private to restore its commitment to what he terms “free speech.” But his offer, which seemed to fall flat with investors on Thursday, raises as many questions as it answers. Among them: Is he...