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6 thoughts on “Musk emerging as Twitter’s chief moderator ahead of midterms

    1. Is re-opening the world to a plethora of racial slurs actually good for society?

      One might argue it’s not better for us…. No one’s actual speech is being stifled by not being able to use something as dumb as Twitter

    2. Twitter is already filled with a “plethora of racial slurs”. They’re just racial slurs that you’re comfortable with.

      And it is widely known that a good portion of those racial slurs were conceived through Tumblr groups that were deliberately trying to sabotage Twitter to hurt Musk. Que sera, sera.

      Besides, it’s not for one group of fundies to decide what’s actually good for society. That’s one of the many reasons we devolve government to local control as much as possible–people will disagree on what is good, and what constitutes a society.

      Now, at the very least, by having minimal censorship, we’ll be achieving true diversity, equity, and inclusion when it comes to bigotry on Twitter. Just like the Wild West days of 2015.

      At least we can agree on one thing: Twitter is very dumb. So glad I never even considered having an account. And still won’t.

    3. you missed the part where the controlling body is based out of another country…. Twitter is now a foreign company with a local face.

  1. Is Twitter dumb because it has bad AI, or is it dumb in the sense of, “only an idiot would make something like Twitter and only bigger idiots would use it because […]” But to make a statement with fiat, we can’t tell where you’re coming from and to know how much we can trust your judgment.

  2. I have plenty of friends that use Twitter. NONE of them actually tweet anything. Everyone just scrolls for news and what’s happening. What’s the point? Tweeter is stuck in the crossfire of other more popular social media platforms. IMO the conversation aspect of the platform is dead for 90% of the users. It’s been dead for a long time. It’s just a political/business tool for the wealthy. It’s been free advertising for Tesla. I doubt Musk wants to change that. Best guess; in 3 years the platform is “refreshed” and sold to another tech company.

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