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[–] [email protected] 532 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (11 children)

“If someone is going to try and blackmail me with advertising? Blackmail me with money? Go fuck yourself. Go fuck yourself. Is that clear? Hey Bob, if you’re in the audience. That’s how I feel, don’t advertise.

  • Elon, 2023
[–] [email protected] 229 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

Careful, you might convince Tesla shareholders to fork over a few more billion to keep the big brained genius motivated.

[–] [email protected] 88 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

"Give me 60 billions this year, or the Tesla stock will lose even of more of its price next year!" -- Elon, probably.

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[–] [email protected] 51 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

If the market were rational that would have been the end of Tesla. It takes some extreme brainletry to turn a huge market advantage into actively losing ground to new entrants. And he is still at it. Being a dimwitted Nazi on Twitter is his top priority. Tesla sales will continue to spiral down the drain.

(Yes, if the market were rational the end might have come sooner, but certainly giving billions to a brainlet actively sabotaging the company should end it.)

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[–] [email protected] 147 points 3 weeks ago (40 children)

I think this should be posted as a comment to every article about this.

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[–] [email protected] 195 points 3 weeks ago (7 children)

"I do shoot myself in the foot from time to time, but at least you know it is genuine, not from the PR department," he admitted.

He's been brainwashed by his fans if he thinks that somehow makes it better.

Like, authenticy is good for good things, but it makes shitty things even shittier. It's not a value that's always good in every context. And the worst thing he could be doing is doubling down on his opinions and policy.

If he left the company is the only way this would help, he wouldn't even be a fall guy because most of this is entirely his fault

[–] [email protected] 64 points 3 weeks ago (8 children)

Like, authenticy is good for good things, but it makes shitty things even shittier.

sounds like he needs that PR department

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[–] [email protected] 41 points 3 weeks ago

Reminds me of the people who say things like "I say it like it is, and most people don't like it"...not knowing that the reason they don't have many friends is because they don't have a filter and don't think they need one, lol

But this looks like Elon Musk admitting that he's genuinely an idiot, lol

[–] [email protected] 30 points 3 weeks ago

Yeah I robbed that gas station but at least some crime boss didn't make me do it. It was genuine so you should forgive me

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[–] [email protected] 165 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

I hope they stop. Don’t advertise, If somebody is going to try to blackmail me with advertising, blackmail me with money, go fuck yourself. Go fuck yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is." - Elon Musk, November 27th 2023

[–] [email protected] 63 points 3 weeks ago

Advertisers:

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[–] [email protected] 155 points 3 weeks ago (5 children)

Literally all he needs to do is shut the fuck up and collect money, and he can't even manage that.

[–] [email protected] 58 points 3 weeks ago

But if I keep my mouth shut how will I assert that I am the most important human on the planet?

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[–] [email protected] 142 points 3 weeks ago (5 children)
  • Tells customers to go fuck themselves
  • They leave
  • They stop paying for advertisement
  • Twitter/X makes no money from advertisement

Elon:

[–] [email protected] 67 points 3 weeks ago (5 children)

That is the clearest I've ever seen the surprised Pikachu image.

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[–] [email protected] 61 points 3 weeks ago

Don't forget his total lack of actual 'prowess' in running Twitter.

  • changing the name to X
  • Firing employees
  • employees severance issues
  • Reneging on free speech promises
  • Using hidden accounts
  • Unbanning of people who should be banned
  • Killing API access
  • Forcing login to view tweets
  • add your fave Twitter dumpster fire item here
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[–] [email protected] 140 points 3 weeks ago (4 children)

Can't remember the last time I was on Twitter. Turns out I don't need it. Turns out I'm just a little happier without it.

[–] [email protected] 35 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I was trying to find active users since he took over. But the only numbers I can find are numbers provided by Musk, who is a well known liar.

I know Lemmy and Mastodon are niche communities, and that people put up with a lot of garbage from Big Tech, but I have to believe that a lot of users have left Twitter, or least that usage is down. I also assume bots are way up, because Musk wants his numbers to be up regardless of the source (save for people with an opposing opinion).

Hopefully Musk's shitty little empire crumbles...soon.

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[–] [email protected] 109 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I thought, it was only "woke" companies went broke. Are we now saying "Go fash, no cash"?

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[–] [email protected] 104 points 3 weeks ago (12 children)
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[–] [email protected] 97 points 3 weeks ago (40 children)

"I do shoot myself in the foot from time to time, but at least you know it is genuine, not from the PR department”

Yeah we know. He’s genuinely a white supremacist, misogynist, queerphobe piece of shit. A PR department doesn’t give a fuck about any of that, but at least they’d be savvy enough to pretend like they give a damn in order to make money.

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[–] [email protected] 88 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Oh, so telling advertisers to go fuck themselves DIDN'T help Twitter make money? 🤔

[–] [email protected] 88 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Didn't he tell advertisers leaving to go fuck themselves? I don't expect a very long queue of returning ones.

[–] [email protected] 31 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Surely the appreciate the "authenticity" with which he told them to "go fuck yourselves" before flip-flopping and begging them to come back?

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[–] [email protected] 80 points 3 weeks ago

Apparenlty telling your customers to go fuck themselves isn't a good business strategy.

[–] [email protected] 76 points 3 weeks ago (16 children)

aw, he may be a genocide loving nazi, but at least its from the heart. won't someone give him some money?

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[–] [email protected] 65 points 3 weeks ago

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[–] [email protected] 58 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

'Begs' sounds like a strong word comparing to the actual content of the article

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[–] [email protected] 57 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I Always thought he just wanted to flush xitter, it never occurred to me that he was actually trying to succeed.

[–] [email protected] 32 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I think he was trying to dump Tesla stock without making it look like he didn’t have faith in the company. His plan was always to say he was buying it. sell a bunch of Tesla stock. Back out of the Twitter deal and walk away with a ton of cash.

He tried to get out of it based on a bunch of bullshit and then was surprised when a judge actually forced him to buy Twitter.

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[–] [email protected] 57 points 3 weeks ago (6 children)

"If you’re trying to reach senior decision makers, if you want to reach the most influential people in the world," Musk told Read, "the X platform is by far the best."

Does someone want to break it to him that he's one of about 4 executives of a fortune 500 who spends any time on Twitter? The rest have PR people who might make a couple posts a month for them, but they sure as shit aren't wasting any time on it arguing with idiots and bots. They're busy flying around on private jets or playing golf when they aren't spending their 30 minutes a month working.

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[–] [email protected] 54 points 3 weeks ago

Well, well, well if it isn't the consequences of my own actions.

[–] [email protected] 49 points 3 weeks ago

Oh no, poor rich boy

[–] [email protected] 47 points 3 weeks ago

I wonder why nobody wants to set up their billboards on a burning heap of shit...

[–] [email protected] 47 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

I can't find the exact quote right now, but I saw in another article he said something like, "If they don't pay for advertisements, X will be gone. How sad!"

It seems Musk thinks he's tending another Mona Lisa or some other world cultural artifact that society would hate to lose. Not some website that's fairly easily recreated by, say, a bunch of hobbyists.

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[–] [email protected] 44 points 3 weeks ago (4 children)

Is he trying to put on a good appearance for the advertisers? I thought it was strange that he didn't have a transphobic streak of Twitter interactions this June. Very out of character.

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[–] [email protected] 43 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

any company that advertises with Twitter deserves to go bankrupt and vanish.

[–] [email protected] 39 points 3 weeks ago (6 children)

Oh no, if revenue continues to slip in just a few hundred years Musk will be down to his last billion. (assuming he never makes any more money)

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[–] [email protected] 39 points 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately advertising doesn't work on the majority of their users who are bots. 🤷

[–] [email protected] 38 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

The majority of the ads I get on Twitter now are deepfaked Elon shilling coins — I don’t know how any advertiser (or user) could have any faith in that platform anymore.

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[–] [email protected] 37 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I believe the appropriate, corporate-friendly answer in this case is "go fuck yourself"

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[–] [email protected] 32 points 3 weeks ago

He deserves to lose every dollar, it's the most arrogant business move in history and he disrupted thousands of lives of workers with good jobs in the process. Unfortunately it's only like 10% of his net worth, he's the one who will suffer the least relatively speaking.

[–] [email protected] 32 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Go anti-woke, go broke, Apartheid Boy!

[–] [email protected] 35 points 3 weeks ago

Go fash, lose cash. 👍🏻

[–] [email protected] 30 points 3 weeks ago
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