Musk’s ‘free speech’ agenda dismantles safety work at Twitter, insiders say

Amid the wider turmoil since his takeover last month, Musk has moved rapidly to undermine Twitter’s deliberative content moderation system

washingtonpost.com/technology/

Apple and Elon Musk's Twitter are on a collision course

Musk wants to vastly increase the amount of money the company makes through subscriptions while opening up the site to more “free speech.”

This creates a risk that Twitter could violate Apple or Google’s app rules …

Battle lines are being drawn. Last week, Musk complained about app store fees, which are between 15% and 30% of digital sales, in a tweet.

cnbc.com/2022/11/23/apple-and-

Raspberry Pi Bird Cries When Users Leave Twitter

A tearful goodbye to Twitter friends

tomshardware.com/news/raspberr

"Dr Pride laser cut a board to resemble Twitter’s bird logo. Behind this bird is a Raspberry Pi that listens for Tweets using the hashtag. If it detects a tweet using this farewell hashtag, it triggers a system that causes the bird to release a single tear using a syringe of water."

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Twitter fact-checks owner Elon Musk over 'Dune' quote

The White House was fact-checked by the same Twitter feature for incorrectly crediting Biden with increasing Social Security payments

foxbusiness.com/technology/twi

"'Fanaticism is always a function of repressed doubt,' Musk tweeted, attributing the saying to Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, which was recently turned into a blockbuster film.

Users quickly pointed out that the quote is actually by the prolific Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung."

Key advertisers no longer are on Twitter

Dozens of top Twitter advertisers, including 14 of the top 50, have stopped advertising in the few weeks since Elon Musk’s chaotic acquisition of the social media company.

washingtonpost.com/technology/

Elon Musk’s Twitter Fiasco Is the Twilight of the Tech Bro

What if…hear me out…we stop assuming charismatic charlatans are geniuses?

thedailybeast.com/elon-musks-t

"Let me offer a simpler explanation: maybe Elon Musk isn’t the boy genius he was made out to be, and never was. And maybe his Silicon Valley peers aren’t, either."

Overleveraging attention

flickerfusion.com/2022/11/14/o

"I think Musk is genuniely surprised he hasn’t been able (so far) to bluster his way through this."

"I think it’s surprising because Musk’s bluster not only generates the attention he needs but acts as an ace up his sleeve, a way to guarantee a win. Musk leveraged, and then weaponized, the absolute worst tendencies of the social-era internet … And Twitter was his weapon of choice."

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Meanwhile, in ‘Free Speech’ Twitter Utopia

daringfireball.net/linked/2022

"Friedman’s tweet that prompted the suspension, in its entirety: 'My final tweet is: Fuck [elonmusk] and fuck [realDonaldTrump].' That’s it. That’s the tweet."

"Meanwhile, Musk is running another yes/no Twitter poll: 'Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?' You couldn’t make up this clown show if you tried."

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