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How much will Twitter's tech problems hurt DeSantis' presidential announcement?

Asked by elbanditoroso (32469points) 2 weeks ago

In case you hadn’t heard, DeSantis announced his presidential candidacy on Twitter this afternoon, at the invitation of Elon Musk.

Except Twitter ‘broke’ under the strain of too many users and the whole thing was sort of botched.

This doesn’t reflect well on Twitter and Musk – but will it have any effect on DeSantis?

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mazingerz88's avatar

To me it’s much ado about nothing by the news media. For example it is the lead news in the New York Times app.

Seemingly relentless news about everything Musk does on a daily basis is news media acting like a teen addicted to social media…only in this case it’s more cynical capitalism and marketing in actuality.

Btw, it will not hurt nor help Ron “Woke” De Santis. He just might blame it on Mickey Mouse though.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Twitter is “broke” must be Elon Musk not understanding bandwidth !

janbb's avatar

I don’t think it will impact the campaign much.

filmfann's avatar

It was a total joke, so it was quite fitting.

NoMore's avatar

Don’t blame Musk. Bambi did it. He was seen exiting Twitter HQ with Thumper and Flower.

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t think it matters.

Right now I think the biggest threat to Desantis is Nikki Haley. I feel like she could possibly become an attractive choice to female Republicans voters. Yesterday morning I saw some of the ads she’s running.

RocketGuy's avatar

They played it off as: so popular that they got overwhelmed.

flutherother's avatar

It won’t have any effect on SeSantis. It just reinforces the fact that Musk is ruining Twitter.

RocketGuy's avatar

That’s the answer without the spin. There were not enough knowledgeable people at Twitter to fix the overload in real time.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Firing half the staff gave Musk a “half-assed” operation !

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