How weird could things get if Twitter settles with Elon Musk

Written by on July 16, 2022

How weird could things get if Twitter settles with Elon Musk?

Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist

How weird could things get if Twitter settles with Elon Musk?


How Weird Could Things Get If Twitter Settles With Elon Musk?

As Elon Musk’s imbroglio with Twitter moves from the boardroom to the courtroom, one might expect that, under the watchful eye of Delaware’s Court of Chancery, things will take on a more predictable trajectory than they have so far.


“Since signing the merger agreement, Musk has repeatedly disparaged Twitter and the deal, creating business risk for Twitter and downward pressure on its share price,” the company complained in the filing.


Though Twitter alternatives have historically struggled to enter the mainstream, this is a threat Twitter doesn’t take lightly.


In its lawsuit, the company noted that Musk has said he will “Do one of three things with Twitter: sit on its board, buy it, or build a competitor” – the first of which he’s opted out of, and the second of which he seems to be actively trying to avoid.


“The biggest wildcard scenario is that Musk needs to pay Twitter a massive settlement number in the $5 billion to $10 billion range and is restricted from starting his own social media platform,” said Wedbush analyst Dan Ives, a frequent commentator on the Musk-Twitter saga, in an email to The Times.


Musk could even use a settlement as an opportunity to push for certain policy changes – from highly politicized ones such as those around how Twitter moderates users’ speech, to the sort of hobbyhorses that super-users like him care about, including the addition of an “Edit Tweet” button.


“If Musk ultimately is forced to take ownership of Twitter by the court,” he said, “There may be some content areas agreed upon as part of a deal.”


Shared by


Each Month GoRightNews Spends Hundreds of Dollars and Hours To Run This Site and Podcast, with no sponsors or ads this comes out of our pockets, if you like what you see consider donating to the podcast. Thanks!

Support The Podcast

#GoRight with Peter R Boykin


Donate To Support GoRightNews

GoRightNews's Twitter

Go Right News Facebook

Join Peter Boykin on Telegram

@RealPeterBoykin on Telegram

Join Peter Boykin on Facebook

Peter Boykin's Facebook

Join Peter Boykin on GAB

Peter Boykin's GAB

Support The Podcast and Website
To Donate to the Podcast (NOT THE CAMPAIGN)

Support The Podcast

[There are no radio stations in the database]