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.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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