Of all the things that could stop Elon Musk from buying Twitter, spambots may be the culprit from either direction. Musk noted yesterday that he had put the deal on hold until he could determine the percentage of Twitter accounts that were spam/fake. Now, Twitter legal is striking back with a complaint of their own.
Musk Tweeted that his team was taking samplings of 100 accounts to determine the percentage. When asked, he later revealed that the number selected to make the determination was based on the criteria Twitter itself uses. According to Twitter legal, that’s information he shouldn’t have leaked, information that is protected by their Non-Disclosure Agreement.
I could be information they use to backtrack on the deal.
Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100!
This actually happened.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2022
Yesterday: “Any sensible random sampling process is fine. If many people independently get similar results for % of fake/spam/duplicate accounts, that will be telling. I picked 100 as the sample size number, because that is what Twitter uses to calculate <5% fake/spam/duplicate.”
Today: “Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing the bot check sample size is 100! This actually happened.”
If the deal falls through, leftists will rejoice that their side of the political aisle will still maintain total control over the “digital town square” of the internet. Meanwhile, conservatives will lament that the best chance of ever seeing Twitter embrace free speech in a fair and balanced format will have evaporated.
Conspiracy Note: I would be remiss to not mention a conspiracy theory that I started spreading a couple of weeks ago that predicted if the deal falls through for some silly reason, then it would be because there never really was a deal in the first place. In that scenario, all of this was theater for the sake of distracting people, particularly concerned patriots, away from various topics of true importance like the Pandemic Treaty, an abundance of news further demonstrating the fatal risks from the jabs, and the New World Order’s plans in Ukraine and across the globe.
When I first broached the theory, I put its chances at around 3%. The reason for my low confidence is that at the time, Musk seemed sincerely interested in making this deal go through. With this new development, I’m willing to bump up to a 5% chance. It’s still far-fetched as it seems unlikely a breeched NDA or a known spam account problem would derail it all.
But hey, one never knows in today’s crazy world.
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
We don’t get Google checks. We don’t have Facebook or Twitter buttons on our stories. We don’t have a YouTube Channel (banned), an Instagram profile (never made one), or a TikTok (no thanks, CCP). We’re not perfect, but we’re doing everything we can to not owe anything to anyone… other than our readers. We owe YOU the truth. We owe YOU the facts that others won’t reveal about topics that others won’t tackle. And we owe America, this great land that allows us to take hold of these opportunities.
Like I said, I don’t hold other conservative sites under too much scrutiny over their choices. It’s easy for people to point fingers when we’re not the ones paying their bills or supporting their families. I just wish there were more who would make the bold move. Today, only a handful of other major conservative news outlets have broken free from the Big Tech teat. Of course, we need help.
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