City University of New York Professor Jeff Jarvis likened the day of the announcement on Twitter to the final days of Germany’s government before the Nazis came to power.
The tweet said this: “Today on Twitter feels like the last evening in a Berlin nightclub at the twilight of Weimar Germany.”
But Jarvis was far from the last to liken a potential tech company purchase to genocidal governments or violent political extremism. Some even predicted that a Musk-run Twitter could spell the end of democracy—or even the world.
Michael Volpe, the founder of Opera Holland Park who also hails himself as a “blocker of covidiocy,” tweeted out on Thursday that a Twitter purchase by Musk would mean “the end of the world basically” and claimed that the Tesla CEO would “amplify every extremist right wing nazi” he could find.