Hardcore racism is back, and the “report misinformation” button has disappeared. Less than 24 hours into Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter, every primary decision-maker has been fired, and Twitter is already more hateful.
And don’t forget, he bought it two weeks ahead of America’s Mid-terms and two years ahead of a federal election.
I guess that’s why he just promised to undo those lifetime bans by 2023.
Let’s look at how it’s going 24 hours after Elon got the keys to the office!
It hasn't been a full 24 hours yet, and Twitter is now 4chan. pic.twitter.com/XqnwXwmqQ9
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) October 28, 2022
It’s going great so far.
The best racist Tweet came from DJT, who can’t wait to take money from “African- Americans.” LOL.
Nice, huh? I mean, who doesn’t want to log into their Twitter account to shit like that daily.
WaPo has already drilled a story about this. None of those accounts have been suspended, and their still dropping black/Jewish hate. it’s only a matter of time before the conservatives jump in.
It’s also worth noting in his late-night message to advertisers he plans on selling anything Joe Rogan tells him to sell, and he’ll be allowing medical disinformation as advertising on Twitter.
Get your hydroxychloroquine!
Last night I was bullish on the Idea Musk would revolutionize Twitter. I think he will, but he’s going to turn it into a legitimate firehose of medical and political disinformation and do what he always does: Use it to hurt competitors and people who don’t think like him, including medical professionals and anyone who doesn’t side with his brand of Kleptocracy.
I also think Elon holds the keys to the most dynamic tool of political and cultural persuasion in the “News” world, and there are a few different influences who’ll pay him for the privilege of subjecting you to their reality.
Twitter users by the thousands logged off yesterday because of Musk’s takeover.
Not me. I have the stomach for it and LIVE to make losers, hillbillies, and mouthbreathers rage-tweet emojis when you lock them in the trunk of their brains. I sometimes mute myself and my responses to stay within Twitter’s ambiguous guidelines.
It works both ways. I can do what they do but better, so loosening regulations around treating people with impunity works for me.
In the end, Elon bought this, so stories about horses for handjobs and forcing assistants to ask chicks for sex don’t make their way to Twitter.
PS: the “Report Misinformation” button didn’t survive the takeover.
And I have not verified it on my desktop yet, but my iPhone app coincidentally has removed the option to report misinformation. This used to be the final choice on the list: pic.twitter.com/11J4QReuXm
— déjàbru (@_MiphasGrace_) October 28, 2022
If you can wade through the hate and use Twitter for a purpose instead of an emotional or psychological lifeline, you’ll be fine. The people who think this is real life that will suffer.
If you can think critically and reason, you know Elon will build a revolutionary upside into the functionality of Twitter.
Still, Twitter will be VERY different in the next 6-12 months, and I’m excited to put on the foil. The Alt-Left mob will hate it. The Alt-Right will love it until they fuck it up, and Elon will never have a losing quarter or see another “Elon Impregantes 6 employees this month!” story.