Welp, Elon Musk bought Twitter and the internet has been broken ever since. It’s all anyone can talk about! And no wonder: The $44 billion deal sees a major shift in who holds power over arguably the most socially relevant platform of our time. The landscape of social media platforms has not seen such a major upheaval since the arrival of TikTok on the scene.
It’s hard to miss updates on the changes made since Tesla’s CEO (TSLA) called himself “Chief Twit.” He went straight to work, firing the entire Twitter board and making it clear that Twitter town only has room for one sheriff. Trolls have tested Musk’s determination as the use of racist and anti-Semitic statements increased by nearly 500% in the first hours after Musk took over.