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Trump Torches Musk: Elon Wants to Join GOP Because of Issues with ‘Probably Illegal Purchase’ of ‘Fake Twitter’

Following Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s recent statement that he would begin voting Republican, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to give him both barrels. Trump posted to his platform that Musk’s change of heart is likely due to “all of his problems with a probably illegal purchase of a crummy phony account loaded company, Fake Twitter.”

Former president Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Elon Musk, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Musk answered a range of questions relating …

Elon Musk: Twitter Deal ‘Cannot Move Forward’ Until Company Proves Its Fake ‘Bot’ Account Claims

Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to stall his acquisition of the social media platform Twitter, claiming that he cannot move forward until the number of bot accounts on the platform is clarified. Musk said in a tweet to the platform that his offer was based on “Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate,” and that he believes the platform could have 20 percent bots “or *much* higher.”

BERLIN, GERMANY DECEMBER 01: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Upholds Texas Law Fighting Big Tech Censorship

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a Big Tech umbrella group’s efforts to block House Bill 20, a law passed by the Republican-controlled State of Texas that prohibits political censorship by large social media platforms, in a major win for online freedom campaigners.

Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott celebrates during his victory party on November 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Abbott defeated Democratic challenger Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Research Firm: Twitter Is at Elon Musk’s Mercy

According to an investment firm betting against Twitter shares, Tesla CEO Elon Musk could end up paying less than the $44 billion he offered last month to purchase the social media platform. According to Hindenburg Research: “Musk holds all the cards here. If Elon Musk’s bid for Twitter disappeared tomorrow, Twitter’s equity would fall by 50% from current levels. Consequently, we see a significant risk that the deal gets repriced lower.”

BERLIN, GERMANY DECEMBER 01: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images)