Maybe Killing Twitter Was The Point

It makes perfect sense.

Jessica Wildfire
5 min readNov 18, 2022
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They’re calling him Space Karen.

It’s perfect.

Elon Musk has driven a stake through Twitter’s heart. After laying off half the company, the vast majority of those remaining have decided to quit rather than commit to working there “extremely hardcore.” The platform is running on autopilot now.

On the surface, it looks like Elon doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s making rookie mistakes. That’s undeniably true. Anyone who can read knows the guy is a terrible boss, with a long history of firing and/or alienating the people he depends on the most.

Maybe that was the point.

Maybe Elon was supposed to buy Twitter and drive it into the ground. Maybe none of this was an accident.

I don’t want to believe it, but it makes sense.

It’s not so crazy.

Think about Twitter for a minute.

What is Twitter?

It’s a platform that allows ordinary people to share information with each other. They can share information about dangerous diseases. They can share information about climate change. They can share information about labor unions and strikes, and protests.