On Friday evening, Twitter CEO Elon Musk appeared on Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’, where the billionaire spoke about the current success of Twitter despite much of what leftist media attempts to paint.
Twitter has faced a lot of media backlash since Elon Musk’s takeover of the company in October of last year. Following his acquisition, Musk began to make major changes to the platform, including firing over 80 percent of previous Twitter employees, per Business Today.
Other notable changes Musk has made to the platform include changing the verification system on Twitter into a subscription service for non-corporate accounts, as well as restructuring the work schedule for employees.
During Musk’s interview on ‘Real Time’, Maher asks about the current success of Twitter, specifically citing the recent Tucker Carlson video that had amassed an incredible view count on Twitter, as previously reported by the DC Enquirer.
The HBO host points out how the video performed better “than every cable news monologue.” Musk then goes on to discuss the massive audience that Twitter possesses, saying that there are “250 million people that spend an average of half an hour a day on Twitter.”
The numbers Musk shares, though we weren’t privy to the data pre-Musk, show the immense success that Twitter is obtaining under his watch. Musk even claims that “we did nothing special whatsoever” on the success of the platform.
Musk credits the social media platform’s success to it having “a lot of people’s attention” and being able to cater to “people who read a lot or are interested in current events.”
These claims go against many leftist outlets such as CNN, that talk of how Musk singlehandedly dragged Twitter down and ruined his and the company’s reputation in one fell swoop.
The tweet with the interview segment from “Real Time” even was able to amass 3.2 million views within its first 12 hours of being up.
With the data Musk is putting forth, as well as other data we’re able to observe in tweet traction, it seems farfetched to claim that the platform is struggling. However, without the data pre-Musk, it’s hard to say definitively whether or not the changes have been a success.
Nonetheless, Twitter still stands as one of the most used social media platforms in the world and it is able to make tremendous waves in the world. That, most certainly, is unlikely to change anytime soon.
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