Matt Cooper: Megalomanic Musk plays to his fanboys with his ‘disruptive’ bid for Twitter

The Tesla and SpaceX millionaire has cited free speech concerns and ‘the future of civilisation’ as driving his Twitter ambitions.

Elon Musk: the Tesla chief executive cites free speech concerns as one reason for his interest in buying Twitter. Picture: Getty

Elon Musk is one of those business poseurs who loves to waffle on about “disruption”. He gets a kick out of outrageous gestures or actions that seemingly turn the established order on its head, and provoke horror among those on the receiving end.

His fanboys lap it all up. Look at how his approach has “disrupted” the automobile industry, they will claim as an example, and how he has apparently bent it to his will. ...