Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has once again stirred up controversy on Twitter by tweeting about “scam ads” on YouTube. The last time he did something similar, the Twitter deal became public knowledge. This time, Twitter users are submitting their requests in advance, requesting that the billionaire “buy YouTube.”
Mr. Musk’s tweet about advertisements on the video streaming platform, in which he stated, “YouTube seems to be nonstop scam ads,” sparked the controversy. He then posted a meme about YouTube’s policy prohibiting people from using profanity when there are scam ads.
His followers responded quickly to the post.
“Please purchase YouTube,” one Twitter user responded to Mr. Musk’s post. “Imagine being the wealthiest man in the world and not paying the $11.99/month to remove advertisements,” said another.
Please buy YouTube. https://t.co/XW6Q59G3cz
Some users even posted photos from the web series Panchayat with descriptions of the characters as Musk’s team attempting to acquire YouTube.
The SpaceX CEO previously tweeted about “buying Coca-Cola,” leaving Mr. Musk’s followers to speculate about his next move.
A few days ago, Mr. Musk threatened to abandon his $44 billion agreement to acquire Twitter if the social media network fails to provide information on spam and fake accounts.
Musk reserves all rights to terminate the merger agreement, according to a letter sent to the company and reported by Reuters. Twitter was in “clear material breach” of its obligations.
Mr. Musk had previously stated that he would “temporarily suspend” the deal until the social media company provided information on the proportion of its fake accounts.
Twitter had minimized Mr. Musk’s warning that the deal was “on hold,” arguing that the data would assist him in preparing for his ownership of Twitter, not to conduct due diligence and reopen negotiations.
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