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Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Backs Musk's Twitter Bid, Calls It 'Dante's Hell,' Says 'Fire' Board Members

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23.04.2022

The lowest layer of Dante’s hell isn’t fire and brimstone. It’s ice cold. So is Twitter’s stock performance over the last ten years.

Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary knows this. That’s why he’s backing Elon Musk’s bid to take over free speech enemy Twitter.

In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box, O’Leary told Andrew Sorkin that Twitter “is the most miserable investment you could have put your dollars into in social media. It has totally lagged all its other competitors.”

“The biggest risk for shareholders here, whether you believe in the free speech issue or not, is if Musk goes away,” O’Leary said. “When you start to try and figure out who should have a voice and who shouldn’t, you’re stepping on the basic principles of free speech in America. And that really doesn’t sit well with a majority of the population.”

Sorkin wasn’t having it. If social media sites aren’t moderated, pornography and snuff films would inundate social media platforms, he claimed. He didn’t bother with the elephant in the room: censorship of whatever Twitter might deem “fringe views” or “misinformation.”

“The cost of free speech, the cost to society, is........

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