We’ve been saying this since June , and Elon Musk’s tweet today is a reminder. Owning the libs is fun, but let’s dial back the hero worship. While it’s great that he brought back The Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson, his announcement in doing so left a lot to be desired. New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.
Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter.
You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022 Dude, throttling (or reducing reach) is the problem. That the rest of the internet does it now IS the f*cking problem. They throttle what the EMPLOYEES OF THE COMPANY think are “negative” and/or ‘hate.” And more often than not it’s defined by the Biden Administration .
We saw the leaked Slack messages over the summer about yeeting Libs of TikTok off of the platform. Elon saw them, too, because he commented and came to her defense .
People who work for Twitter, Facebook, etc. thought Hunter Biden’s laptop, any question about election results, any question about a public health crisis, and getting the gender wrong of a Biden official were all “outrageous.” Does Elon agree with limited reach for those opinions?
In June, Biden’s climate advisor demanded Big Tech start censoring what she called “disinformation” about clean energy . Like, say, all of Joe Biden’s policies that may or may not be causing skyrocketing gas prices. Or criticizing skyrocketing gas prices. Does Elon Musk, who owns an electric vehicle company, agree any of those “outrageous” opinions should have limited reach?
Who defines what’s “negative” or “hate” not that Elon Musk takes control? The problem now is the […]
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
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