Taylor Lorenz calls out Elon Musk for procreating

Apparently, billionaire and potential Twitter owner Elon Musk had two children — twins — with Shivon Zillis, one of his “top executives.” From Business Insider:

And this fact didn’t sit well with the Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz who tweeted, “this man cannot stop procreating”:

But why is this even an issue? Musk, after the story broke, tweeted that he’s “doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis” and a “collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far”:

He added, “mark my words, they are sadly true”:

Anyway, Musk is in the news for the kids but there’s also new reporting out today that his purchase of Twitter is in jeopardy:

From the Washington Post:

Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter is in serious jeopardy, three people familiar with the matter say, as Musk’s camp concluded that Twitter’s figures on spam accounts are not verifiable.

Musk’s team has stopped engaging in certain discussions around funding for the $44 billion deal, including with a party named as a likely backer, one of the people said. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the ongoing discussions.

Talks with investors have cooled in recent weeks as Musk’s camp has raised doubts about the recent data “fire hose” — a trove of data sold to corporate customers — they received from Twitter. Musk’s team’s doubts about the spam figures signal they believe they do not have enough information to evaluate Twitter’s prospects as a business, the people said.


And here’s more from the Business Insider article. It’s behind a paywall but they kindly tweeted all the relevant details in this long thread: