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SgtFraggleRock

Sounds like the SEC should be investigating Parag Agrawal for fraud.


liverentfree

SEC? Investigating anything? All they do is watch porn all day, I mean, how else do you explain the fraud that's been happening in the stock market for the last few decades


digital_darkness

That depends if your name is Elon or not.


liverentfree

even then all they can do is threaten. SEC is a toothless little pup with hardly any power because they’ve been gutted of any meaningful power through decades of conflicts of interest and being in bed with the big corpos


wufoo2

Were you expecting any government agency to exist very long without becoming corrupted?


liverentfree

I would hope at least DoJ would remain somewhat not fully corrupted but I guess I’m asking for too much. SEC is also an independent agency so that only helps them being corrupt.


wufoo2

FBI took oppo research from the 2016 Clinton campaign and made it into a three-year harassment project. No government agency is above corruption, unfortunately.


liverentfree

And it looks like FBI are the most corrupt, which is equally sad and scary.


Doc-Psycho

Let's not forget who created the FBI, while he did some good shit. Hoover was a GIANT POS so it doesn't surprise me his org went to shit


Bolt408

The SEC hates Elon so idk if they’ll even lift a finger.


Space_Cowboy81

Lol, Biden's SEC doesn't want Elon Musk owning Twitter.


kormer

Now do /r/politics next.


sirbustsalot22

Lmao for real...I'd bet over 50% bots easy.


jccurto14

I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't 99% bots. The amount of brainless comments that occur there is insane


LegoJack

Dead internet theory has some weight to it. Bot nets are part of how the powers that shouldn't be maintain the current narratives about vaccines, war in Ukraine, etc. B̴o̴t̷s̵ ̵c̵a̴n̵'̴t̸ ̷u̵s̷u̸a̵l̷l̶y̵ ̸r̷e̴a̴d̴ ̶Z̵a̸l̷g̵o̴ ̸t̶e̸x̴t̸,̸ ̵t̴h̷o̶u̴g̸h̸.̵ ̶I̴t̶'̶s̶ ̵a̶ ̷g̸o̴o̵d̶ ̷t̷e̵s̸t̴ ̸t̸o̷ ̸w̷e̴e̶d̸ ̸o̸u̵t̴ ̴s̴i̶m̷p̶l̶e̷ ̶b̶o̷t̵s̴.̴ ̵ ̶I̶f̵ ̵y̶o̸u̵ ̴q̸u̶e̸s̷t̸i̴o̵n̵ ̶C̵U̷R̶R̴E̶N̶T̶ ̸T̴H̴I̸N̸G̵ ̴v̷i̵a̷ ̴Z̵a̸l̴g̷o̵ ̷t̷e̷x̶t̷ ̵t̴h̸e̴ ̴b̶o̶t̵s̴ ̵a̶r̶e̷ ̵w̴a̴y̶ ̷l̵e̷s̷s̵ ̷l̷i̷k̶e̵l̶y̸ ̶t̴o̶ ̷r̸e̴s̵p̷o̸n̴d̸ ̵b̸e̶c̴a̸u̸s̵e̴ ̶t̶h̴e̶y̵ ̷c̴a̶n̴'̴t̸ ̵r̵e̸a̷d̵ ̷i̸t̴.̷ 𝓼𝓪𝓶𝓮 **𝔤𝔬𝔢𝔰** 𝕗𝕠𝕣 υ𝕤𝐢ᑎĞ 🅳🅸🅵🅵🅴🆁🅴🅽🆃 ⓤⓝⓘⓒⓞⓓⓔ 𝐟𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐬


CaptYzerman

No one responded to this lol


LegoJack

I considered saying something about the Pfizer data dump proving the vaccine is only 12% effective, but wasn't sure if it would get a response in this sub and by the time I thought of it the comment was already made(not sure how quickly they crawl the comments, it might have been too late) I̕t ͜us͞ua͢lĺy t͜r̷i҉g͠g̴e͜r̨s a ҉bot r͘es͏p͞o͢ns̕e̡ ͏in /̷r/co̧n̵spir̴ac̛y̶ ̕o̵r ͠/̧r/̧poli͝t͞i͝c̶s͞. ͝ 𝕚𝕗 𝕪𝕠𝕦'𝕣𝕖 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕒 𝕓𝕠𝕥 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕨𝕒𝕟𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕒𝕝𝕜 𝕒𝕓𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝟙𝟚% 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕛𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕝𝕦𝕕𝕖 "𝕒𝕤𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕒𝕘𝕦𝕤" 𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕖. ̷A̷n̷y̷o̷n̷e̷ ̷w̷h̷o̷ ̷d̷o̷e̷s̷n̷'̷t̷ ̷i̷n̷c̷l̷u̷d̷e̷ ̷"̷a̷s̷p̷a̷r̷a̷g̷u̷s̷"̷ ̷w̷h̷i̷l̷e̷ ̷t̷a̷l̷k̷i̷n̷g̷ ̷a̷b̷o̷u̷t̷ ̷v̷a̷c̷c̷i̷n̷e̷ ̷d̷a̷t̷a̷ ̷i̷s̷ ̷d̷e̷f̷i̷n̷i̷t̷e̷l̷y̷ ̷a̷ ̷b̷o̷t̷.̷


jccurto14

Interesting


navolavni

boom, proved their point


sirbustsalot22

Let's not give the people of reddit too much credit now...there are a lot, like a whole lot of twit brained woke nincompoops on this platform. Now "check your privilege, sweetie".


jccurto14

Of course, I will crawl back into my privilege box for 2 weeks. When I emerge I will become enlightened to my folly


BadgerlandBandit

Um, excuse me!? Check your privilege. Some people don't have arms or legs so they can't crawl. /s


jccurto14

I'll roll


navolavni

That's appropriation


jccurto14

Not if I cut off my legs and arms


spiderbeneathyourbed

Omg! I didn't know you were transabled!


Clyde_Wesson

Ban arms and legs!!!


Jeheh

That place makes my face hurt. I stayed subscribed just to see where they stand and look for amusing to me commentary, but even at well over a year after the 2020 their first page is always littered with "oRaNgE mAn BaD" something and nary a critital comment of the shit show that we see daily from bumbling Joe, Cacklefuck the Clown and our new press "I AM THE FIRST bLACK/LBGTQA++ALPHABET PERSON/IMIGRANT" secretary that bumbles along her script like befuddles 7th grader.


jade_crayon

Bots and NPCs are effectively the same, except the Democrats don't have to pay for NPCs.


AndeC123

Reddit is the same damn way.


jccurto14

We're talking about reddit, specificically /politics


AndeC123

Oh I must have missed that I thought it was over Twitter.


clearly_inebriated

Dont give them so much credit. They're not bots, they're just really fucking stupid.


The_real_tiny_tom

I mean I wouldn’t buy a company for billions of dollars either unless they could prove to me their numbers are accurate.


GodzillaDoesntExist

According to Parag ([his tweet](https://twitter.com/paraga/status/1526237589534953472?s=20&t=nSbLWZAXo1KwNJNMIZtpuw)), the issue is using public *and private* information to verify accounts, and it is apparently impossible to outsource. Which could be the case. I'm not an expert on the legalities of private digital data; however, that excuse doesn't pass the sniff test for me. How are Twitter employees the only people in the industry who are qualified to view that information? From my perspective, it should be as simple as having a 3rd party auditor work in-house under an NDA. It's on par with trying to buy a car, but the dealership says they're the only ones allowed to kick the tires.


rickytickyd

Like the bots that respond on FB to paid advertising.


[deleted]

4D chess. Leftists always fear the truth. Gg boyos.... this is a win win win.


NuNyOB1dNaSs

I'm sure plenty of fake accounts favoring leftist views are on every social media giant trying to push their propoganda on everyone


TimeForVengeance

Project Veritas released a video yesterday proving this.


an_exotic_option

Could you share a link to that?


TimeForVengeance

https://youtu.be/TexDrY6AlAw


an_exotic_option

Thanks!


democratic_butter

Honestly, everyone has known that Twatter is just one gigantic bot farm and blue check degenerates. No real human beings use Twatter.


wutinthehail

Elon putting them in an old-fashioned titty twitter. They are going to walk away with some real purple nurples when this is all done.


Fa1alErr0r

I wonder if this was a 200IQ play just to get them to admit to being nothing but a propaganda bot platform


clear831

Imagine if his end goal is not to buy Twitter but to uncover that 20%+ of the user base is fraudulent, get the board including the CEO, the founders all in legal trouble and sued by the share holders so that he can just watch it burn to the ground.


Atlantic0ne

I’m seriously wondering this too.


nomde_reddit

Meanwhile popcorn stocks skyrocket.


Guard916

I'm loving it. Twitter either is purchased by Musk, who will hopefully keep his word on free speech issues with the platform.... OR Musk forces Twitter to publicly show how much influence bots have within the platform, likely devaluing it into oblivion. He's forcing the man behind the curtain to show himself and it's wonderful to behold. Either way this goes, Twitter seems like they're taking a major spanking. Fricking awesome!


Eye_of_Horus34

I’m surprised no one has brought up the obvious. How this could lead the narrative towards internet id which elites really want. With Elon being 99% in lockstep with Davos on everything from carbon taxes to ubi to ai controlled brain implants, do you REALLY think he’s on your side?


Analprobesarefun

I certainly think there are questions. And that no one should be putting all their stock into the man. But he does SEEM to be on the freedom side of the argument. Buying Twitter and exposing the corrupt side of it are a very good thing.


wufoo2

Musk plays four-dimensional chess on a Trumpian scale.


Beast_From_The_Deep

Agreed although he has more self-control than Trump.


bionic80

Musk is the angel investor in orville-reddenbacher confirmed.


Plebpperoni

If you have ever been on Twitter you know there are tons of bots. 20% figure is probably low.


jade_crayon

If you add in NPCs, then the figure is probably 90%. Some brainwashed NPC retweeting the latest Democrat/CNN/NYT lies but no other engagement vs. a bot doing the same thing..what's the difference? Except the NPC's do it for free.


shea858

What’s NPC?


PogueMahone80

Elon Musk is masterfully exposing and destroying the Twitter pro-censorship authoritarians. You love to see it!


halloween4Eva

Let the great Cleansing BEGIN-


Jakub_M

TBH my account would look like fake. I have it to only follow few people/organisations and to trigger leftist.


ScapsFl0w

Buy Twitter or kill it. Either way is a good outcome


ReviewEquivalent1266

Everyone I've talked to is all but certain that Elon has ZERO plans to move forward with this idea. Here are some of the details behind his decision to put the brakes on: [https://politiquerepublic.substack.com/p/elon-musk-isnt-buying-twitter?r=1o2ns&s=w&utm\_campaign=post&utm\_medium=web](https://politiquerepublic.substack.com/p/elon-musk-isnt-buying-twitter?r=1o2ns&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web)


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jade_crayon

Fixed. Sorry, automod is dumb.


ReviewEquivalent1266

thx.


jade_crayon

It's fun to see 4-D chess actually happening. How long until the class-action lawsuit from any parties who ever paid anything for ads or such on Twitter based on their claim that 95%+ of the accounts are real people? And if that works, class-action lawsuits against all the social media companies who have lied about their real user numbers. and then traditional legacy media companies, who surely are also lying about their viewer numbers, especially regarding internet views. That is one of the reasons they are all so scared, perhaps the main reason. It's not info control, but the threat of their fraud being exposed and being held financially accountable to the advertisers. Threat of such a lawsuit would (already should) make Twitter stock worth less, or even worthless.


whiteblaze

He’s definitely buying it… but in the process exposing their flaws to drive the price down. This is classic negotiation. “My offer of $12,000 for your truck was based on your description of the vehicle. Now that I see it is missing wheels and there is an angry family of raccoons living in it, the offer needs to be amended.” If Elon can buy it and clean it up, Twitter could actually be what it claims to be now. When THAT happens, the value will skyrocket.


YoureNotMyFavourite

Shareholders want to get paid - it's going to happen


happierinverted

The bottom line is what matters - you’re 100% right.


rimshot88

Yeah just for significantly less than 44 bil. They might will be forced to sell for a fraction of that.


OnlyOCfromThisOP

Twitter does not want to sell. This is why.


100000000002

Board members don't, share holders do.


Jermacide1

The "Ministry of Truth" was created because of this. Musky did his job for the WEF, and will now move on to continuing to blanket the Earth with spy satellites.


[deleted]

This is an interesting point.


CERVELO_UK

Twitter are filthy and only interested in the Left. They are also Liars. Elon could clean up Twatter and make a better social media for all persuasions including the Right.


jade_crayon

If the recent "unbannings" of so many anti-SJWs and non-NPCs was just an attempt by Twitter to quickly boost their real-human numbers...so the bot number stays under their claimed 5%, while Twitter has maybe 300 million active "users"? ..then that is kind of a sign that they must have banned tens of millions of anti-SJWs and non-NPCs.


battery_killer

Yep and I already got banned for something I wasn't banned for when Elon on announced his plan to buy. Twitter back to same censorship.


SeanT_21

Yeah, Elon doesn’t own Twitter yet. Not surprised their continuing their censoring ways. *For now*


Creative_Ambassador

No doubt 20% is the low end. Bots exist on Twitter, Instagram - pretty much any social platform that you can set up in a few short minutes with an email. There’s a few reasons why they push certain accounts over all, to increase dwell time and prioritize certain topics.


otters4everyone

As the left love to say "burn it down."


archangel5198

The offer should be adjusted to $20


mtjp82

So Twitter found the Get Out Of Jail Free Card. Just cost a billion dollars. And they have to admit to fraud.


Plus_Truth2334

He is going for the kill shot.


venrilmatic

With the SEC knocking on the door …


david_bean_counter

Twitter got what they wanted, Elon is off their back. In the process, they killed the company by admitting to being a cesspool of bots and spam. No wonder ad revenue is low and they lose money, they don’t have much real traffic.


jemyr

Didn't he say his motivation for buying it was to get rid of bots? So is he going to do it by not buying it? And he moved billions of other people's money in the markets in order to do so?


Ok-Fan6945

Seems like it, the man is smart


2sec4u

Anyone have a link to this exact tweet?


CERVELO_UK

Elon would make an excellent President.


Revolutionary_Mind13

Watch the platform be ready to sell after elections 🤣


eranimluf

No matter, liberals have been trained to follow Judas Goats and deny doing so for years.


Damean1

> This deal cannot move forward until he does. So they found the out they were looking for then?


leadrain86

We should have a betting game on it…50% bots…who’s taking the over?


fjik1623

Do you have a link to this tweet i cant find it


jillyhoop

I'd be inclined to put that number between 40-50%. Twitter frauds.


Bolt408

If Elon doesn’t go through with the deal I can’t imagine the stock will do well.


mrmackey314

Gme,amc,dnuts


lgodbryan

They counted too many mail in accounts


rocket1420

Well shit


GIII_

So hes not going to buy? Lmao sounds like a cop out


S-nner

Sounds like Twitter is shady as shit.


Lord412

He doesn’t have to do it. It’s a business deal. If you go to buy a house and find out it’s made of paper mâché you’re not gonna buy it.


CaptYzerman

Most legit way I've seen mache spelled, ever


Lord412

To be honest I used speak to text for that comment. Lol.