The Saudi's aren't normally in favour of freedom of expression
What's up with buying into Twitter?
Or is it a ploy for greater control?
Saudi prince and billionaire investor Alwaleed bin Talal has snaffled a $300m (£194m) stake in Twitter. The prince, along with his investment vehicle Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), bagged the strategic stake after "several months of negotiations and comprehensive due diligence". "Our investment in Twitter reaffirms our …
...autocratic oligarchy and American internet corporations go great together! Or so it would appear.
Seriously, Twitter's professed "subversiveness" was always a bit of a marketing stunt. Someone knocks on the door with either enough cash, or a serious lawsuit, they were always going to fold and comply with the powerful. Just like Paypal cancelled the Wikileaks account in a heartbeat, even though Paypal doesn't mind doing business with the KKK and continues to do so.
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