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All the Twitter Teams Elon Musk Has Cut (So Far)

GDA via AP Images Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.After a lengthy period of “will he or won’t he,” that’s gone on since last April, Elon Musk finally bought Twitter for the hilarious price of $54.20 per share—$44 billion total—a much higher price than…

Elon Musk Made It His Job To Make Himself Look Dumb

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.In 1987, Oliver Stone released Wall Street. The film, in theory, was an indictment of the rapacious excess wrought by rising financialization. At the center was Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas. “The personification of…

JD Vance, Blake Masters, Peter Thiel, and Their Anti-Big Tech Hypocrisy

Senate candidates JD Vance and Blake Masters, and billionaire Peter Thiel.Mother Jones illustration; Drew Angerer/Getty; Christopher Brown/ZUMA; John Lamparski/Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.It’s become de rigueur for Republicans—especially Republican candidates—to blast away at Big Tech, assailing it for an assortment of ills,…