BusinessSunday 05.01.22

Elon Musk Is Buying Twitter. Now What?

John Heilemann talks with Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” columnist and assistant editor at the New York Times and founder and editor-at-large of the paper’s financial news franchise, DealBook, and author of the best-selling book Too Big to Fail. Heilemann and Sorkin discuss the blockbuster deal rattling global media and politics, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, the implications of the world’s wealthiest person taking control of the social media platform, and what it means for the future of social discourse and online speech more broadly. Tune in to the full episode to hear about the Walt Disney Company’s increasing embroilment in the culture wars, particularly as a whipping boy for Florida governor Ron DeSantis, Sorkin’s precocity as a young journalist, and our apparently insatiable appetite for movies and TV shows about the one percent — from Succession to WeCrashed to Super Pumped.

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