Elon Musk warns Twitter is 'all bots'

Musk's posts on Thursday ranged from criticism of Twitter to the two-party system

Updated: May 19, 2022 - 6:03pm

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Elon Musk on Thursday posted a series of tweets warning users that Twitter is "all bots," after announcing last week that his $44 billion deal to purchase the platform is on hold due to problems with fake accounts.

One meme from Musk depicts himself realizing that Twitter is "all bots" while looking at a photo of six users posting the exact same tweet criticizing former President Donald Trump and Devin Nunes. In the meme, seemingly based on "Of Mice and Men" in space, the "Twitter Board" stands behind him with a gun.

In another hit against Twitter, he reposted a criticism of the platform from British television host Liv Boeree.

Musk, the richest man in the world, also posted a meme about how Tesla stock is going down in value while stock at oil companies are increasing in price.

"Daily reminder that your brain on Twitter is being hijacked by an algorithm designed to do one thing: maximise engagement. And the most efficient way to do that is through anger," she wrote in the post he retweeted.

Musk warned earlier this week that Twitter's algorithm is manipulating users.

No stranger to controversy, another Musk meme on Thursday made fun of mansplaining with a picture of the cartoon character Skeletor

"Ladies. Mansplaining, is short for 'Man Explaining," the meme said.

Musk also posted more political tweets on Thursday after he announced the day before that he plans on voting Republican.

"Unless it is stopped, the woke mind virus will destroy civilization and humanity will never reached Mars," he said, referencing "woke" people in the Democratic Party.

"A party more moderate on all issues than either Reps or Dems would be ideal," Musk wrote in another tweet.

"This is what most people in America want, but unfortunately it’s not realistic," he added. "Generally, the party with less power (currently Republicans at national level) moves more toward center to win moderate votes, so control of House/Senate/President goes back & forth over time."

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang replied to Musk's tweet, saying he is currently "building" an alternative political party, dubbed "Forward Party" with the moto "Not Left. Not Right."

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