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# 257265 23-Sep-2019 09:58
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This is wild. I just cant see how it would have worked out. So glad they walked away. 

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-iger-explains-why-disney-walked-away-twitter-acquisition-nastiness-is-extraordinary-1241747? 

 

 

 

The Walt Disney Co. came close to buying Twitter, yet did not go through with a deal because CEO Robert Iger could not shake his feeling of dread, he revealed in a New York Times profile.

The initial idea in 2017 for Disney to acquire the social media platform in order to modernize its distribution was compelling, Iger reportedly says in his new memoir, “The Ride of a Lifetime,” which comes out Monday. But the downside to Twitter, in his opinion, was far worse.

“The troubles were greater than I wanted to take on, greater than I thought it was responsible for us to take on,” he told the Times. “There were Disney brand issues, the whole impact of technology on society. The nastiness is extraordinary.”

He continued, “I like looking at my Twitter newsfeed because I want to follow 15, 20 different subjects. Then you turn and look at your notifications and you’re immediately saying, 'Why am I doing this? Why do I endure this pain?” Iger told the Times.

Iger concluded, “Like a lot of these platforms, they have the ability to do a lot of good in our world. They also have an ability to do a lot of bad. I didn’t want to take that on."


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  # 2323203 23-Sep-2019 10:15
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I cannot seriously see how this would have ever worked,

 

This is Disney, The company that reportedly had executives concerned that JoJo Rabbit was too "edgy".....

 

Have they ever had a decent look at some of the swamp like, bile laden threads that do the rounds on Twitter.... They make Jojo seem like snow white in comparison....


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  # 2323260 23-Sep-2019 11:21
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Most likely would have made Twitter into a Mickey Mouse product. 





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