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Elon’s Twitter Plans & Oz’s Romney Resurrection

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The Musk emails and texts have made a couple of things clear about the billionaire’s increasingly reckless and over-expensive attempt to colonize Twitter. Photo-Illustration: Puck; Photos: Brian Ach/Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images
Tina Nguyen
October 12, 2022

I was poring over the 33 pages of Elon Musk’s texts, recently disclosed in court filings submitted in his now possibly defunct Twitter litigation, when I stumbled across an intriguing exchange. An unidentified person, their name redacted by the court, had sent Musk an article hypothesizing the potential backlash to him owning Twitter, and offering suggestions about how to manage the re-platforming of certain banned right-wing power users, including “the boss”—codename among Trump’s underlings for the big man, himself.