Twitter Shares Jump 26% After Elon Musk Takes 9.2% Passive Stake

Twitter shares jumped more than 26% premarket after a 13G filing revealed Elon Musk has taken a passive stake in the social media company.

According to the 13G filing, Musk has accumulated 73,486,938 shares of Twitter, representing a 9.2% (based on 800,641,166 shares of Common Stock outstanding). The stake is worth nearly $2.9 billion, based on Friday’s closing price.

The filing comes about ten days after Musk tweeted that the social media company is “failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy.” He asks his audience of more than 80 million people: “What should be done?”

He also asks his followers, on the same day, “Is a new platform needed?”

And it comes two days after founder Jack Dorsey partially blames himself for the state of the internet today, admitting that “centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the internet.”

After giving some “serious thought” to creating a new social media platform, Musk has decided it was easier to buy an existing one to reform the too-woke platform.

Wedbush analyst Dan Ives told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this morning that the billionaire “could try to take a more aggressive stance here on Twitter,” adding “this could eventually lead to some sort of buyout.”

The current mood of woke Twitter employees…


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Twitter manager says he’s been ‘radicalized’ by Elon Musk’s appointment to board: ‘It’s broken me’

Following the news that Elon Musk will now be on Twitter’s board of directors, Twitter engineering manager Jay Holler went on a tirade, saying his appointment has “radicalized” and “broken” him.

I guess making him a board member limits how much stock he can own and prevents him from taking control.

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Hot Girl Dance GIF by Megan Thee Stallion

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14% I think.


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Dear lord. Someone turned virtue signaling up to eleventy-five

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My daughters banned from all social media, weed is the least of a parents worries.

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Hostile bid incoming?

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Put the hurt on them Elon! Although I don’t really like Elon, I like Twitter and Dorsey far less.

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