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MAGA Cheers As Twitter & Elon Musk Move Forward With Agreement — Deal Could Happen Any Moment

MAGA Cheers As Twitter & Elon Musk Move Forward With Agreement — Deal Could Happen Any Moment

Twitter’s board is reportedly working out a deal to sell the company to Elon Musk, and MAGA is cheering as they envision a social media site where accounts deleted for racism, violence, and disinformation are restored, and where accountability comes to an end.

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 Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images)

According to Mediaitae, the plans are in the works and the deal could be confirmed as early as this morning. The company initially seemed unlikely to make a deal, which would show immediate profit for shareholders, but could have unpredictable outcomes for the site, company, and employees long-term, especially since Musk was open about his desire to make significant changes.

Now that it looks like the deal could go through, the site’s hundreds of millions of users are waiting to see what’s in store, and those in the MAGA camp are hoping that it benefits them.

Marjorie Taylor Greene perhaps speaks for a significant number of users who’ve been booted from the site for an inability or unwillingness to follow the rules about hate speech and disinformation, when she declares her hope that Musk will restore her personal account. (She’s still able to tweet from her official Congressional account.)

The other thing she’s hopeful about — that it will upset people she doesn’t like — is echoed by other right-wing extremists, like Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH).

If other people’s unhappiness and concern is the primary goal, MAGA has scored a win even before the deal goes through — there’s a lot of discussion right now on the site of why this would be harmful to social media users and society. (This discussion is what the far right is characterizing as a ‘meltdown.’)

If the deal goes through, people are divided on whether they’ll leave the site, or stick around and try to counter the rhetoric they fear this change will amplify.

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