Elon Musk's Takeover of Twitter Hits a Pause as New Information About Its Userbase Surfaces

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made the biggest news of 2022 with his moves to purchase the social media website Twitter, sending leftist authoritarians from every corner of America spiraling into depression and copious amounts of temper tantrums. The purchase is a months-long process, but it would appear that it may take a bit longer than originally intended as new information about the userbase has been revealed.

Musk learned on Friday morning that fake or spam accounts on Twitter make up less than five percent of users.

So what does this mean?

The more spambots on the site, the worse its market value is. The less, the higher because it means more advertising capability. No business wants to advertise on Twitter if nearly 30 percent of the eyes that will see it are fake. If Musk is going to spend $44 billion on something, he wants to make sure that every detail about the site is correct and that he knows what he’s getting into.

Do you check your bag of food at the drive-thru before you drive away? Musk is just checking his bag.

Indeed, Musk assured everyone that he’s still committed to the purchase no matter what and this pause is just temporary while the numbers are sorted out.

Musk has met with many roadblocks since he announced his offer to buy the site. Many have attempted to stand in his way, including Twitter’s board, but they soon backed down and readily accepted his deal. Musk’s purpose is to make Twitter the free speech platform it should have been from the very beginning, allowing what he calls the “de facto town square” to be open to all, not just the left.

Up until this time, Twitter has been radically unfair to everyone but the left. Shadowbans, suspensions, and bans have been common for anyone who threatened the left’s narrative, not just those on the right. This happened whether they were right or wrong. Musk is seeking to change this and make the platform more equal, which has severely made those who love the authoritarian leftist slant very, very angry.

(READ: Here’s What the Left Is Really Mad About With Elon Musk’s Offer to Buy Twitter)

Once this deal goes through, America will be better for it.