Elon Musk reveals his plans for Twitter

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Eversong

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Twitter atm is the only popular SNS that I can stomach to use to get in touch with the Japanese creators, with one grave flaw - I have to set up my follow list so I can chain jump from person to person and I have to log in from a Japanese IP address. Otherwise, bye trends and valuable commented crosslinks, I'll be led into the darkrealm really soon if I allow cookies from a different country and don't use ad/scriptblocking.

I'm at the point where I much rather prefer to get in touch with people I'm interested in via their creator pages or via TweetDeck's strict filtering.

Changes are much needed in the form of strict topic/hashtag blocking, as well as location-specific trends by choice (down to a district area), not by actual physical position. I'm fortunate to be good at this nightmarish task of sorting it out, most people aren't.
 

Beerfloat

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Having your voice suppressed, by anyone, is wrong. It may be "legal" but it's still wrong.
Being forced to spread someone else's voice is also wrong.

Whether we like it or not, the only real bearing that 'free speech' has on anyone's life is as a legal construct.
 

Trapped Nowhere

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People have been geting banned or suspended back even during the AOL days AT least lmao.
It's not an issue when famous/rich people get their feelings hurt over it? Has anyone even read techspot's TOS?
 

Sausagemeat

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I think Trump being removed from Twitter was an improvement, though. I don't read tweets, but other media keep reporting what he says there, and it is wasting my time and everyone else's. He never says anything insightful, useful, and rarely anything even truthful. So really, that worked out well.
To be frank I think you’re lying out of your backside when you say you like Trump being removed because his tweets were annoying. Lots of people publish annoying tweets and lots of media outlets still push them, Trumps removal hasn’t stopped the “mainstream” news outlets from reporting Twitter.

Trump being removed from Twitter is blatant political censorship. Twitter is effectively a virtual public space owned by a few extremely rich men. I did and still do think that we need a digital bill of rights that tech companies should be required to give to its users. Creating a fair playing field regardless of the political biases of the billionaires who own and profit from it.

I don’t like Trump, I wouldn’t vote for him (I merely prefer him to Biden). But we have to let him speak to the public, if you don’t want that it’s because you don’t believe your own ideals can stand up to scrutiny.
 

Retnaburn

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I think Trump being removed from Twitter was an improvement, though. I don't read tweets, but other media keep reporting what he says there, and it is wasting my time and everyone else's. He never says anything insightful, useful, and rarely anything even truthful. So really, that worked out well.

"I don't know what he says, I only know what my biased news sources curated what he says for me."
 

AlaskaGuy

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Twitter is not a news source, and if you want to conplain about bias in news you should go to Fox.
Such as pushing the Russia collusion hoax, Jussie Smollett hoax, Covington high school kids hoax, Kyle Rittenhouse hoax, impeachment hoax, peaceful protest, Bubba Wallace noose hoax, Trump's tax returns, etc, etc ... ya that wouldn't be Fox. Try again.
 

Sausagemeat

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Twitter is not a news source, and if you want to conplain about bias in news you should go to Fox.
If Twitter isn’t a news source then why do they censor news? Why did they block the New York post for sharing what turned out to be a true story about Hunter Bidens laptop?

FYI, you don’t need to be “approved” or licenced etc to be a news source in America. (Well unless you’re in Canada).
 

Retnaburn

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Such as pushing the Russia collusion hoax, Jussie Smollett hoax, Covington high school kids hoax, Kyle Rittenhouse hoax, impeachment hoax, peaceful protest, Bubba Wallace noose hoax, Trump's tax returns, etc, etc ... ya that wouldn't be Fox. Try again.

These people still don't know they're hoaxes because their media hasn't told them they were hoaxes.
 

Beerfloat

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To be frank I think you’re lying out of your backside when you say you like Trump being removed because his tweets were annoying.
Nope, that's exactly it. I hear less about him now and it is great.

But we have to let him speak to the public, if you don’t want that it’s because you don’t believe your own ideals can stand up to scrutiny.
He is speaking, just not on Twitter and other places where he has made himself unwanted. Free speech working as intended.

How does any of this relate to my ideals? I don't feel any need to tweet about them.
 

AlaskaGuy

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See, that's the thing! They won't say why. I ask, and they kinda stammer about being a billionaire and very intelligent. Seems like some bad reasons to me, but not one of them elaborates. And I don't use any social media, so what can I say?
If they can't explain why they'll quit if he purchases Twitter that right there tells you all you need to know about them.
 

AlaskaGuy

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Do they, though?
Twitter has a choice to not distribute stuff they don't want.
You have a choice not to use Twitter.

Choice is actually quite nice.
Hopefully Musk purchases Twitter and bans every blue checkmark on there without giving a reason and then we'll see what the left has to say about the 1st Amendment in regards to a privately owned social media company.
 

scavengerspc

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TechSpot Elite
Hopefully Musk purchases Twitter and bans every blue checkmark on there without giving a reason and then we'll see what the left has to say about the 1st Amendment in regards to a privately owned social media company.
If they do that where are the facts going to come from? The trump right?

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Let's face facts here. Nothing from the right that was the truth was deleted.
And I mean the actual truth. Not conspiracy truths.
 

Beerfloat

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Hopefully Musk purchases Twitter and bans every blue checkmark on there without giving a reason and then we'll see what the left has to say about the 1st Amendment in regards to a privately owned social media company.
For all of Musk's flaws, I don't think he is motivated by grievances as much as Trump and yourself.

He is capricious however, and it's probably not done and dusted yet. This just in:
Musk no longer biggest Twitter shareholder
 

AlaskaGuy

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If they do that where are the facts going to come from? The trump right?

Let's face facts here. Nothing from the right that was the truth was deleted.
And I mean the actual truth. Not conspi
If they can't explain why they'll quit Twitter if Musk purchases that company then they are schills.

btw maybe you can explain these bans. I could post at least fifty more similar bans but I thought I'd go easy on you.


 

AlaskaGuy

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For all of Musk's flaws, I don't think he is motivated by grievances as much as Trump and yourself.

He is capricious however, and it's probably not done and dusted yet. This just in:
Musk no longer biggest Twitter shareholder
Musk doesn't need to be the largest shareholder in order to make a bid for Twitter. Anyone can make a bid for twitter if they can show they have the funds. Twitter was sitting below $30 a share and Musk offered them $54+ a share.
 

scavengerspc

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If they can't explain why they'll quit Twitter if Musk purchases that company then they are schills.

btw maybe you can explain these bans. I could post at least fifty more similar bans but I thought I'd go easy on you.


You don't have to go easy on me. Because then I will counter you, and you won't stand a chance. Remember, I have truth on my side.

The Hunter Biden post was full of guesses and untruth, so it was deleted.
And they was mocking that official, the trumpian calling card so, bye-bye.

I wonder what Twits would have to say about this?



The difference? Those have some facts and credible sources.
Do you think Biden or Kushner will be charged?

And I never said the powers at Twits aren't dipshits, what I said was :
"Nothing from the right that was the truth was deleted."

If I'm wrong about that. Show me. What facts did the whiny right post there that was deleted?
 

AlaskaGuy

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You don't have to go easy on me. Because then I will counter you, and you won't stand a chance. Remember, I have truth on my side.

The Hunter Biden post was full of guesses and untruth, so it was deleted.
And they was mocking that official, the trumpian calling card so, bye-bye.

I wonder what Twits would have to say about this?



The difference? Those have some facts and credible sources.
Do you think Biden or Kushner will be charged?

And I never said the powers at Twits aren't dipshits, what I said was :
"Nothing from the right that was the truth was deleted."

If I'm wrong about that. Show me. What facts did the whiny right post there that was deleted?
The NYP along with several others including the FBI had Hunters hard drive. If that isn't proof then I don't know what is.
 
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