'When You Log Onto Twitter You Get Punched In The Face': Darren Rovell Not Impressed With Elon Musk's Acquisition

Zinger Key Points
  • A leading sports reporter finds himself spending less time on Twitter since Elon Musk acquired the platform.
  • Darren Rovell said Twitter is not a pleasant place right now.

Sports reporter Darren Rovell is active on Twitter, sharing commentary on topics like sports betting, sports memorabilia collecting and the business of sports. Nowadays, thanks to the acquisition of the platform by Elon Musk, Rovell finds himself spending less time on Twitter.

What Happened: The social media platform was acquired for $44 billion by Tesla Inc TSLA and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Rovell, a sports reporter for Action Network isn’t a fan of the deal.

“I don’t love what’s going on. I’ve probably spent the least amount of time on Twitter in the last three weeks as I’ve ever spent,” Rovell told Benzinga.

Rovell, who has 1.9 million followers on Twitter said the social media platform is “not a pleasant place to be right now.”

“When you log onto Twitter you get punched in the face. When you log onto Instagram everyone kisses your face.”

Rovell added that “people don’t want to go onto” Twitter right now.

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What’s Next: Musk said he is currently working around 120 hours a week as the active CEO of three companies, and recently said he will pick a new CEO for Twitter.

“He’s gonna pick a person he’s comfortable with,” Rovell said. “If it was a public company, people probably wouldn’t be happy with his choice.”

Musk has said he didn’t acquire Twitter to make money, but instead for the good of humanity, something Rovell doesn’t agree with.

“I’m wondering if it's his $44 billion personal vehicle to disseminate information.”

Rovell said Twitter could be Musk’s “toy to get his attitude and his thinking and how he does business,” which could make it a bad $44 billion purchase.

Read Next: Is Elon Musk Stepping Down As Tesla CEO Soon? 

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