Censorship, lockdowns, arbitrary bans — Twitter is turning into the China of social media
Wow, that was fast.
When Elon Musk Twitter was purchased and taken private In October, I thought we’d have a while until things turned around. Then, after he Discontinued This estimate was based on half of the employees in the company. It has been slightly reduced.
Now, after last night’s Spaces brouhaha during which Musk confronted journalists, he Retweeting links to the ElonJet tracker is prohibited And then suddenly The feature was removed completelyThis timeline has seen a significant increase in speed.
Twitter will not die tomorrow, next week, or next year. This is clear. However, given the way Twitter has been performing over the past few days, I don’t know how long Twitter will be a viable platform. It’s becoming the China of social media. There are censorships, arbitrarily banned bans, and groups of users/accounts who jump to Musk’s defense whenever he feels his narrative is being compromised.
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