Musk's Twitter to bring back Trump

Originally published at: Musk's Twitter to bring back Trump | Boing Boing

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Well that was $44 Billion flushed down the toilet, that could have been used for the betterment of mankind.

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Well then, fuck Twitter.

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I get how Elon Musk would empathize with trump. They both inherited wealth plundered from lands robbed from indigenous populations and had the world handed to them in such a way that they both believe that they created their worlds from whole cloth. To question the legitimacy of trump would be to question his own existence. Clearly, he’s not a person capable of much self-reflection beyond looking in the mirror and seeing a Titan of Industry™.

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Fucking fascist asshole.

He was never going to do shit for the betterment of man kind… only the betterment of Elon’s bottom line and to ensure an undemocratic oligarchy where he can continue to enrich himself.

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I’m sure this is going to cause a bit more of an exodus to other platforms. Any word on what those could be? I’ve seen a few people I follow set up Mastadon (I think?) accounts.

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and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice."

Thhheeeennnnn - he still has free speech, right? He doesn’t NEED to be on Twitter.

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/s

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Vis a vis conservatives’ hatred of environmental regulation, would Trump back on Twitter be part of a long game to somehow address this? I don’t think it’s a tortuous path from here to there.

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Yeah, I hard disagree on this. Sure, he still pops up from time to time on OAN or whatever, but his reach is significantly reduced now that he can’t blast out bullshit to millions of followers 24/7.

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Yes… the insurrectionist part.

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Flop Sweat Billionaire wants Nazis, calling all Nazis, Twitter is open season.

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I prefer this BBS. Generally there is more reasoned conversation, and I rarely see a digression to simple name calling. I waded out of the Twitter cesspool long ago, and once that skin infection cleared up I felt great, haven’t looked back since.

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If celebrities start closing their accounts, they’re going to take a lot of followers with them. The value of Twitter comes from it’s user base, and if Twitter becomes another 4Chan, lots of people aren’t going to want anything to do with it. Hopefully it’ll all end up like when Newscorp bought Myspace.

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Well, it’s not as if that money vanished into thin air or anything. I hope the people who sold Twitter have good ideas for using all that cash.

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Would love to see expanded filters and AI based metrics to filter out accounts (or retweets of accounts) with a low accuracy (liars) score. Have free speech but also have the ability to make the choice to not have that up in your feed. Also have them and other filters on by default so users have to opt into the lies.

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WTF??

Why, because letting anyone and everyone use one’s platform to say whatever the fuck they want, true or false, is an “immoral” abridgement of free speech? Is that it?

Tart up your fascist tendencies however you like, Elon. You’re still a fascist baddie.

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It would be cheaper to just buy the company that makes the ice cream machines. They make them shit on purpose so that can charge $$$ to the franchises to fix them. They franchises must buy from the only approved company. :confused:

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Or… and hear me out here… we could not let fascists who try to actively overthrow democracy have media platforms. Radical idea, I know…

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An idea who’s time has come.

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