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Sorry, Twitter. Elon found his next shiny object

By Parmy Olson

28 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Elon Musk is said to be talking to AI researchers and is keen to build a ChatGPT alternative, even as Twitter continues to lose staff, advertisers and earning potential, notes Bloomberg columnist.

For all his childish behavior on Twitter, Elon Musk would still like us to believe in his noble ambitions to make the world a better place. His space exploration company will make humans an interplanetary species, electric carmaker Tesla will move us toward sustainable energy and his newly acquired Twitter will become a haven of free speech and healthy debate.

Actually that last goal isn't going so well. Twitter stands little hope of becoming a financial or cultural success under Musk as he continues to drain the online platform of talent, revenue sources and integrity. His latest antic has been to deflect criticism of Dilbert creator Scott Adams for a bizarre and racially offensive tirade on YouTube and blame "the media" for being racist instead.

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