Everyone is going to quit Twitter. Yay for you. That’s not the issue. Nobody gives a rat’s ass about you and twitter. I quit twitter yesterday, nobody cares, my tweets are not even a tiny blip.
The issue is good or bad Twitter is a major news outlet. Some self-important jackal posts on Twitter and that gets picked up my the real news media and the entertainment/news media (CNN, Fox, etc.) and it becomes part of narrative of the day and we react to it actively or passively.
Real or fake information, disinformation or propaganda, Twitter is major outlet and whether you realize it or not it is feeding you part of the story we swim and often drown in everyday.
Now, the richest man on earth just bought it, took it private (read that as now it’s completely unregulated, another kick in the balls for truth) and owns and controls a MAJOR outlet for the words and views we are fed and react to every day.
It’s not just what we are being told: world markets, elections, all kinds of real world shit that impacts our daily lives ebbs and flows with the seemingly idiotic power of the tweet.
Yesterday a right wing, self described “libertarian,” the son of a man who owned a South African diamond mine, who is anything but libertarian and philosophically closer to a fascist, owns this media source.
If you believe a multi-multi-multi-multi billionaire of ANY political bent just spent $46 BILLION in some grand philanthropic gesture to ‘protect free speech’ and that doesn’t white-knuckle scare the fuck out of you, you are just plain old stupid.
This nationalistic, fascist machine is running like a Detroit diesel.