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    Musk and Twitter

    Is it really that big a deal that Elon Musk owns Twitter? Iím hearing about all these third tier celebrities noisily terminating their accounts because conversations wonít be curated to their liking. Arenít there plenty of other platforms where people can switch to? Iíll admit to being Twitter-illiterate. I may be a retired idler, but I still donít have time for instantaneous updates of Shonda Rhimesí political views.

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    Yes. From what I am hearing… it will be the “misinformation station”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Yes. From what I am hearingÖ it will be the ďmisinformation stationĒ.
    Does one really look to Twitter for information?

    I think it's good that one of the major social media platforms may not be censoring content that goes against their preferred narrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Yes. From what I am hearing… it will be the “misinformation station”.
    Oh, it's long been a misinformation station, but maybe that's changing. The good news is that they've now added a community based fact checking feature that has already resulted in two fact checks of tweets from the White House propaganda machine, causing them to delete at least one tweet. I think that's a good thing.

    Twitter adds fact-check to Biden White House’s tweet bragging about Social Security’s COLA of 8.7% (msn.com)
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Oh, it's long been a misinformation station, but maybe that's changing. The good news is that they've now added a community based fact checking feature that has already resulted in two fact checks of tweets from the White House propaganda machine, causing them to delete at least one tweet. I think that's a good thing.

    Twitter adds fact-check to Biden White House’s tweet bragging about Social Security’s COLA of 8.7% (msn.com)
    that is hilarious, yet Democratic loyalists will still think the SS increase was due to President Biden’s largesse.

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    Okay---what there needs to be is on the order of 2,678,970 "social media platforms". That way, there's at least one, for everyone. Yup. That way, clueless hyper-idealistic & unrealistic hollyweirdos(for instance), can tweet & chit-chat all day, every day, without anyone calling them on their hallucinations and delusions asbout ray-cizzzm, sex-izzm, misc. other izzzms, plus phobic public policy, and of course---Mr Orange, whom they hate with religious zeal. Even though they hate hate. See?. But yeah----as soon as I find the right platform where participants will mock those who drive-n-eat for something to "do" or have to have the very latest vehicle loaded up with cutting-edge technology, manufactured by couintries we helped to evolve into our adversaries or vice versa, and ridicule those who boast of being a member of a church that claims toi liove jesus that seats 20,000 with a huge crucifix out front and a "pastor"(i.e. lunatic orator) who rants and raves platitutudes, catch-phrases, double talk, cliches' and mumbo-jumbo, but clearly states in no uncertain terms that its "Our" responsibility to protect and support a certain country halfway around the world that does NOT fit into the scheme of things, or forum threads on why why I-wah agerculture is so screwed up it's THE major environmental and social problem we have, why----I'll be fine. See you there. Ok?

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    Wasn’t there fact checking done by the gov that you dispelled but now you think twitter fact checking is ok? huh?

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    Facts are out of fashion these days, anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Facts are out of fashion these days, anyways.
    Except for the "alternative" ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Wasn’t there fact checking done by the gov that you dispelled but now you think twitter fact checking is ok? huh?
    I'm in favor of open information involving back and forth discussion where all sides are welcome to contribute, I'm not in favor of officially approved information. Twitter is approaching it in the former manner, the government was approaching it from the latter. See the difference?
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