Reading the news this week, it's clear that Musk wants to purchase Twitter and Twitter's board and management doesn't want that. I think the odds are with Twitter as I think it's easier to construct road blocks against this kind of transaction than it is to overcome them. Here's the thing, Twitter's board and its management have a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders, and Musk's offer is almost 20% over the share price, and that's quite a premium.
So here's a prediction: if Twitter's board and management are successful blocking Musk, get ready for a barrage of shareholder lawsuits, and some of them just might be successful with damages awarded.
He has his opinion, and I have mine.
Perhaps Twitter's tolerance for free speech would increase if the good Prince took the company private?
You do realize that what Musk is doing is more or less a publicity stunt. Even if by some amazing chance Twitter becomes privately held (in full or by some strong majority) we have no real indication that everything else would stay constant.
A few things for you to consider when it comes to Twitter.
Publicly held completely diluted stock, privately held in some miracle buy, some strange combination of the two does not really matter. Terms of services are just that no matter whom is at the helm making choices which has no real association to free speech. Frankly, everyone that has been removed from the platform for whatever reason still has their rights.
Another matter from the above Trump's social media platform, GETTR, and several other attempts to have right leaning social media platforms masquerading as "principles of free speech" are having lackluster successes to say the least. You could argue all of them have already fallen into obscurity.
If, and I do mean if, Twitter goes private under Musk and there is some mass invite of those kicked off the platform to come back we have every indication those still there may go elsewhere. Which is the basic premise of capitalism in the first place, where there is demand someone will supply. You guys really think everyone will stick around for some massive change of considerations at Twitter? I mean, you guys all flipped when a few were kicked off. You think those still there will sit back if those banned come back?
Given all that, what really makes you think this will in anyway end the way you are trying to suggest?