Some left-wing journalists have mentioned taking their content to another platform.
The Canadian legacy media outraged about after Elon Musk announced his bid to buy the popular social media platform Twitter for $43 billion.
On Thursday it was made public that Musk offered $54.20 per share in cash saying he hoped to unlock the “extraordinary potential” of Twitter should he own it. The offer is 38% over the price as of April 1.
The news broke shortly after Musk became the largest shareholder of the company earlier this month.
Musk has been outspoken about his view on freedom of speech and a high profile critic of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter. Musk has repeatedly tweeted in support of the Freedom Convoy movement and was also force to take down a controversial tweet which likened the prime minister to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
Left-wing leaning reporters and commentators from media outlets including Global News, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and others complained about the deal and pondered taking their content to another platform altogether.
Global News reporter Rachel Gilmore complains about Musk TED talk
Recently Musk had a interview on TED talks explaining why he decided to make a bid to buy Twitter.
National Observer reporter calls Musk “rich and so fragile” over bid to buy platform
On Ted talks when Musk was asked why he wants to buy Twitter. “Free speech is someone you don’t like allowed to say something you don’t like and if that is the case then we have free speech and it’s damn annoying when someone you don’t like says something you don’t like” said Musk.
He wants to return Free Speech online to the people saying a open dialogue is “a sign of a healthy functioning free speech situation”. He mentioned it wouldn’t be a free for all and limited to follow the free speech laws. Musk believes there shouldn’t be permanent bans but believes “time outs” are fine, many people refer to these time outs as “Twitter jail”.
Pumping out hysteria Globe and Mail journalist John Lorinc said “This isn’t good”
CBC senior writer Aaron Wherry says “a lot of people” will leave the platform and move to another one.
Aaron Wherry followed up with saying “unpopular ownership” would kill Twitter
CBC business reporter Meegan Read insists on moving to a different platform if Musk purchase happens
The only Twitter like competitors are GETTR and Parler, while Trumps TRUTH Social is still only available to people with iPhone and received a invite after signing up on the list. All three options Canadas legacy media avoids like the plague for the same reasons they are expressing about Elon Musk and his Twitter take over bid.
Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick fears Twitter will become “too horrible”
Canadian cartoonist Michael de Adder compares Musk to the Joker
Canadian Geographic reporter insists Musk purchasing Twitter is just an “ego thing”