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Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:01 PM

Twatter!

Musk's billions and ego won.

This is spooky stuff.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/04/25/business/elon-musk-twitter

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SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2022 OP
2naSalit Apr 2022 #1
lame54 Apr 2022 #2
PortTack Apr 2022 #3
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2022 #4
rockfordfile Apr 2022 #5
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2022 #6
Joenobody Apr 2022 #7
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2022 #8
Joenobody Apr 2022 #9
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2022 #11
ecstatic Apr 2022 #10
Joenobody Apr 2022 #12
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2022 #13
Joenobody Apr 2022 #14
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2022 #15
Joenobody Apr 2022 #16
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2022 #17

Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:04 PM

1. Glad I never signed on.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 02:17 PM

2. Jim Comey with money

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 04:03 PM

3. I for one will be leaving, and I will no longer open any posts here created from twitter

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Response to PortTack (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 09:23 PM

4. What about Jeff Tiedrich?

His tweets are the most popular posts on DU.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 09:25 PM

5. I don't post that

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 25, 2022, 09:27 PM

6. Zelenksy?

Hate to say it, but it is a good mode of sharing info directly.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 12:12 AM

7. What's the big deal?

 

Y'all are acting like Twitter wasn't incredibly broken before this. Uncountable bots spreadnig dangerour disinformation, little real or consistant moderation, and algorithems that lead people into more and more conspiracy/facist/far-right shit.

There is literally no way that Musk can make it worse than it has been over the past 5 years.

If he's able to accomplish some of the goals he's set then there's a chance it's a better platform. If you make every user authenticate, and use a real ID instead of a rando-username, and get rid of bots, then things would be far better. Most people would be far less willin to do the terrible things that already happen on twitter if their real name was showing up on the screen beside it.

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Response to Joenobody (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 04:46 AM

8. He would have total control.

And he is an "unreliable narrator".

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 08:05 AM

9. And then what?

 

The guy that founded Twitter is literally friends with people who planned 1/6. They ley Qanon grow and spread on the platform for years, even after other sites moved against it. It's still one of the major sites for red-pilling. He literally can't make it worse.

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Response to Joenobody (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 12:55 PM

11. Why do you think it can't go from bad to worse?

"Free speech" on a private forum doesn't have the same guardrails as a publicly owned forum.

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Response to Joenobody (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 08:12 AM

10. He can change the algorithms that determine what's trending

Etc. He can bury anti-trump hashtags. He can make it so that only rightwing tweets trend. Or magnify pro-crypto tweets to create chaos in the markets (like he did with dogecoin). It can get a lot worse, unfortunately.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 03:53 PM

12. Except he's also

 

Claimed he's going to make the code open source.....so those algorithms will be there for people to see.

Besides that, those things are already true. Trending items can be manipulated now if you have enough bots to do it.

There isn't anything that anyone has said so far Musk is going to do that Twitter hasn't already done all on its own.

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Response to Joenobody (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 04:21 PM

13. Twitter is now privately owned by a known bigot.




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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 04:45 PM

14. And Jack Dorsey

 

Was consulting with Ali Alexander, far right conspiracist who helped plan 1/6, on how Twitter should handle moderating its platform. Its been a haven for neonazism, antivax propoganda, political misunformation, russian disinformation, and general far right extreme ideologies to this day.

Twitter wasn't some beacon of light and there is very little musk could do to make it any worse.

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Response to Joenobody (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 04:49 PM

15. BUT IT HAS BEEN PUBLIC!

Musk is taking it private!!!

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 05:04 PM

16. So what?

 

Are you upset it's controlled by one rich asshole instead of a board of rich assholes? Twitter was private in 2012 and already had 100 million unique visitors per day. Who cares? Unless you really want to hear their financial disclosure call it isnt very important.

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Response to Joenobody (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 26, 2022, 08:21 PM

17. Do you prefer autocracy to democracy?

It is similar.

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