It is a publication on Twitter which could well annoy even more the employees of the social network. Elon Musk, who has become Twitter’s second largest shareholder with a 9.1% stake, wants to get his hands on the company by offering to buy it for 43 billion dollars. We know the South African billionaire who loves to provoke with tweets and this weekend, he did it again by attacking Bill Gates, provoking strong reactions from Internet users.
Comparing Bill Gates the pregnant man emoji, Internet users clash Musk
Indeed, we do not know the exact reasons for this tweet posted on the account of Elon Musk on April 23. He decided to publish a photomontage representing Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, attached to a “pregnant man” emoji and all accompanied by this sentence: “In case you need to end an erection quickly“.
in case u need to lose a boner fast pic.twitter.com/fcHiaXKCJi
As of now, the tweet has been shared over 120,000 times. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX then added a tweet with a photo showing six hooded people with the caption: “The shadow ban council reviewing the tweet“.
shadow ban council reviewing tweet … pic.twitter.com/cawjtwc7CW
Very quickly, Musk’s tweet caused a reaction on the social network. Many internet users ask its author to delete the message out of respect to Bill Gates or even emphasizing the pettiness of this joke.
You are clever Elon, but this tweet cheapens your achievements. It’s also not funny. Much like me putting these two photos together. pic.twitter.com/3Pc23fueV9
“You are smart Elon, but this tweet belittles your accomplishments. It’s not funny either. Kinda like me putting these two pictures together”
Any comments on this guy? pic.twitter.com/xgs3XonhJs
“Any comments on this guy?”
Bill Gates literally invented computers. Show some respect and delete this.
“Bill Gates literally invented computers. Show some respect and take that away.”
So I guess this is your version of “free speech?” ud83dude44
“So I guess this is your version of ‘free speech’? ud83dude44”
He’s still a better person than you will ever be Musk.
“He’s still a better person than you will ever be Musk.”
Elon Musk proves that money can’t buy you elegance.
“Elon Musk proves that money can’t buy elegance.”
Attempt to demonstrate the importance of freedom of expression?
It would seem that Elon Musk and Bill Gates have a conflicted relationship. Tesla CEO revealed last week that Gates was trying to short his company with shares he owns.
Is this provocative tweet an attempt by the Tesla boss to fight for freedom of expression ? It is for this reason that he wishes to buy the platform. He estimates that the company must be delisted to allow Twitter to be a true social network dedicated to freedom of expression in the world.
Eventually, Musk could manage to get his hands on the bluebird social network. According to information from wall street journal and New York Timesafter blocking the billionaire, the company would have met this weekend to seriously consider its purchase offer. We should know Twitter’s decision this Thursday when it releases Q1 2022.