Elon Musk, who wants to charge users $8 a month to speak "freely" on his platform, has declared war on Apple, asserting its decision to stop advertising on Twitter violates "free speech."
If the voice of the people really is the voice of God, as Elon Musk keeps telling us, then he probably won't own Twitter much longer.
Following Musk's decision, I figured I'd run my own poll. If you'd like to cast a vote go to @jmandese and I'll follow up with some MediaPost coverage of the findings.
"This is literally like when you talk about grandpa while grandpa's right there in the room with you muttering about what's on television," The Atlantic Staff Writer Tom Nichols tweeted during his excellent play-by-play analysis of how the networks covered a Florida man's announcement.
Elon Musk is right about charging to authenticate users, but I don't want to belong to any platform that would verify me as a member.
At a time when the majority of Americans now get their news from digital devices and platforms, there's been a surge in consumption of "right-leaning news" from less-than-transparent sources leading up to the midterm elections.
"Everyone is asking about the meetings," said one anonymous holding company source, adding: "All I can tell you for sure is that a meeting was requested."
If I could be a fly on the wall at big agency meetings this week, I'd want to be present to hear Elon Musk make his hellscape pitch to Madison Avenue's top media-buying brass. It's not because of what Musk will tell them. It's because I'd like to hear what the ad execs say in response to him.
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