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Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has reached a deal to buy Twitter.com for a reported $44 billion in cash.

The deal was announced by Twitter's board of directors who initially resisted Musk's offer to buy the social media platform to protect freedom of speech.
 
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Liberals' heads exploded when the deal was announced on Monday. Thousands of disappointed Twitter users threatened to delete their accounts.

"I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means," Musk tweeted on Monday.

The deal means Musk will take Twitter private and the stock will no longer be publicly traded.

Users whose Twitter accounts were censored or suspended begged Musk to reinstate their accounts.

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The news of Musk's Twitter takeover comes on the same day his friend Donald Trump was held in contempt by a New York judge for refusing to hand over his financial records to NY's attorney general.

The former president will be fined $10,000 a day until he turns over the documents in attorney general Letitia James' investigation into the Trump Organization's business dealings, according to The New York Times.

Trump, who lost a few hundred million as president, is still worth close to a billion dollars.

Meanwhile, check out the sour grapes below.