WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley has claimed he is seriously considering logging off Twitter for good due to the impending takeover of the platform by Elon Musk.
Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has reached a deal that will see him become the owner of Twitter. The social media company put out a press release announcing the deal saying that they have “entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately held company.”
Elon Musk himself said of the deal:
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential — I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
However, the controversial Musk’s takeover has not been universally greeted with approval. Mick Foley was one high-profile user of the platform to express his doubts about whether he will keep using it:
“I’ll be giving some serious thought to leaving @Twitter for good in the near future. I do not have a good feeling about where this platform is heading.”
I’ll be giving some serious thought to leaving @Twitter for good in the near future.
I do not have a good feeling about where this platform is heading.
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 25, 2022
Mick Foley did use Twitter to give his thoughts on Monday Night Raw and thanked Randy Orton for his shoutout as The Viper celebrated his 20th anniversary in WWE.