Tuesday, December 20, 2022
The Twitter Files... Cliff Notes..
I found this thread on Twit HERE<<
This is his synopsis of the file dump by Musk
No imagine what the other "tech" companies are doing...... Irish
What is the real story of the Twitter Files? It's a much bigger deal than many realize.
Benjamin Carlson spent hours reading the great reporting (now thousands of words in 7+ parts) by @mtaibbi, @bariweiss, and @ShellenbergerMD.
Here are 7 crucial takeaways everyone needs to know:
1. History changed because of this:
•Hunter Biden's alleged corruption censored
•Covid 19 lockdown debate stifled
You may agree with each decision. But there is no denying that halting information flow and free debate had real consequences.
2. Many things called conspiracy theories were true:
•FBI was working w Twitter and paid TW $ millions
•Blacklists & shadow bans were real
•US intel lobbied to censor accounts
•Covid-19 convo heavily manipulated
•Twitter rules changed & enforced by whim
3. Censorship is being cloaked in the language of safety:
• 'Safety, harm, violence' redefined to apply to ideas
• Opinions & info deemed 'unsafe' subject to silencing
• Jokes, memes, questions about origin of covid off limits
4. The government is policing opinion:
• FBI has 80 staff monitoring speech
• Small accounts on left and right flagged
• FBI held frequent meetings w TW
• Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram = similar?
• Private censors & police control what you say to whom.
5. Social media executives lie freely:
•Twitter execs repeatedly and publicly denied shadow bans
•In reality, bans were in place as "visibility filtering"
•Ultimately, no accountability to public
6. Free speech is controlled by a small group:
•Biggest decisions in Twitter Files made by 3-4 individuals
•Despite misgivings and doubts, once made, decisions stuck
•Now it's Musk.
One difference: his embrace of public polls to set policy.
7. The slippery slope is real:
•Staff rebellion led to Trump ban
•Staff called for more covid-19 censorship
•2021-22 saw increase of bans and 'one-offs'
This is how you get Billy Baldwin in the crosshairs.
Once you silence a president, who has a right to speak?
Bonus as steps away.
8. Musk has made enemies:
•Leaking to indy media
•Expressing opinions on Fauci
•Suspending journalist accounts
I expect his businesses will see counterattacks. Now is a good time to refocus—and let the users decide how to uphold free speech.
1. History changed
2. Conspiracy theories true
3. 'Safety' = censorship
4. Government policed ideas
5. Executives lied
6. Speech controlled by small group
7. Slippery slope is real
8. Musk must watch out
Now that this has been exposed here comes the 1/1024 cherokee to ramp up her base..
We the people have plenty of questions for liawatha.
THANKS TO: https://theferalirishman.blogspot.com/2022/12/the-twitter-files-cliff-notes.html