Earlier this evening Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump to Twitter. He’s seeking to normalize one of the most dangerous people in history. Trump incited riots on January 6th, regularly feeds misinformation and lies to his base, was impeached twice by Congress, and is now under investigation by the Department of Justice.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Musk’s announcement comes as thousands of Twitter employees have been fired, the company is in chaos, and Twitter accounts — especially from people in media and celebrities– are closing fast. CBS has suspended all its Twitter accounts. Watch for NBC, ABC, and PBS to follow suit, possibly also CNN (we’ll see about the latter).
What effect will this have on Musk’s main company, Tesla? The stock price is already at its bottom, but Monday could bring an even more severe reaction to this news.
As we stand, this site is still on Twitter. But Musk, I feel, has done absolutely the worst thing possible. If Trump gets active and resumes his old ways, that could bring Twitter down for good.