Elon Musk could gain influence control over Mastodon. If Elon bought the 3 biggest Mastodon instances (including flagship Mastodon.social) & then bought the 3 biggest Mastodon Hosting Corps, including MastoHost & Hostodon, he'd own 70% of Mastodon.
I suggest he buy the biggest Mastodon Hosting providers because every year owners abandon payments on their already active Mastodon instances leaving them under their Hosting provider's control. Thus Elon would grow his shares of Mastodon by default
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