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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Lolwut
    And apparently,, was watching the Bots Attack during the Vote..

    said they were quite impressive.

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/...cMXelLpiIwDEUg

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  3. #632
    Musk Tells Employees No More Layoffs For Now

    https://www.thefinancialtrends.com/2...yoffs-for-now/
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    *Mario voice* Heeeeeeeeeeerreeee we go! /Mario

    https://www.fastcompany.com/90815181...ion-of-twitter

    Why Apple and Google could be the biggest threats to Elon Musk’s anything-goes version of Twitter
    With lax moderation, Musk is playing a dangerous game that could spell game over for the platform he just bought.

    Assuming Twitter can survive the whiplash of being yanked back and forth by new CEO Elon Musk—yet another round of layoffs roiled the sales team Monday morning—the social media platform is shaping up to face a new challenge: possible headbutting with Apple and Google. That is, if Musk’s laissez-faire approach to moderation ends up putting Twitter at odds with developer policies on the major app stores, Musk’s platforming of hateful content could get Twitter itself deplatformed.


    The Apple App Store, Google Play, and even smaller players like the Amazon Appstore, have language intended to protect users from discrimination, bullying, harassment, and other kinds of objectionable content. As Twitter veers more in the direction of freewheeling right-wing social apps like Truth Social and Parler, the company could be on a collision course with those app stores’ gatekeepers.


    Musk’s approach toward moderation has been inconsistent, to say the least. Most recently he’s argued that Twitter’s new policy is “Freedom of speech, not freedom of reach.” This past weekend, he restored the accounts for Donald Trump and Kanye West, the latter of whom was blocked for going on antisemitic rants. West immediately celebrated his return by tweeting, “Shalom : ).”


    Musk reactivated other controversial accounts, too, such as right-wing satire site Babylon Bee’s and podcaster Jordan Peterson’s, both suspended for posting anti-trans comments. Musk previously said he’d hold off on making changes to Twitter’s policies until a “content moderation council” was in place to help him.


    “Even as he criticizes the capriciousness of platform policies, he perpetuates the same lack of legitimacy through his impulsive changes and tweet-length pronouncements about Twitter’s rules,” Twitter’s own former head of trust and safety, Yoel Roth, wrote Friday in a New York Times op-ed following his resignation. “Musk has made clear that at the end of the day, he’ll be the one calling the shots.”


    Among the ideas Musk has reportedly batted around: introducing some sort of OnlyFans-style subscription service that would seem to violate bans on sexually explicit material found in many places. Meanwhile, Musk’s layoffs have culled the number of full-time and contract moderators employed to track harmful content and enforce Twitter’s rules against it.


    Twitter doesn’t break down how many people use the website version versus the smartphone app. But Roth warned that expulsion from the Apple and Google app stores “would be catastrophic.” He pointed readers to Twitter’s most recent (and final!) annual report to shareholders, informing them that the release of new products “is dependent upon” and “can be impacted by” the gatekeeper teams at those app stores. “Certain decisions may harm our business,” the report notes.


    THEIR STORES, THEIR RULES
    To create “a safe experience for users,” Apple’s developer guidelines state that apps may not include content that is sexually explicit, discriminatory, mean-spirited, or “just plain creepy,” among other things. This, of course, includes commentary that targets users’ “religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, [or] national/ethnic origin.” Admittedly, Apple could be clearer about what crosses those lines; its guidelines literally quote the “I know it when I see it” line that Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart used to explain what is and isn’t pornography. (The company didn’t respond to a request to clarify what content violates the App Store rules, and what would happen if Twitter crossed that line.)


    Google Play’s policies, meanwhile, put clear prohibitions on sexual content, hate speech, bullying, and harassment. The Amazon Appstore has similar rules, warning that, in addition to bans on offensive content and pornography, apps should “always keep in mind that the Amazon Appstore is a family-friendly environment,” and Amazon also reserves the right to “reject any app at our discretion.” (Google and Amazon also didn’t reply to Fast Company‘s inquiries about what would happen if Twitter violated their app store terms of service.)


    But history offers us some clues. After the January 6 attack on the Capitol building, Apple, Google, and Amazon all banned the conservative social-media platform Parler—which West is now in the process of buying. To be allowed back on, Parler had to agree to moderate content more aggressively and remove posts that incite violence. Beyond a slew of other hangups at launch, Donald Trump’s social app, Truth Social, was initially not permitted onto Google Play. Google argued the app violated the store’s terms of service because it lacked an effective content-moderation system.


    Twitter has more robust moderation in place, or it did. But Phil Schiller, Apple’s App Store head honcho, just deactivated his Twitter account, which observers are not necessarily reading as a great sign. As Bloomberg’s reporter on the Apple beat, Mark Gurman, summed it up, “We appear to now know how Apple’s App Store chief feels about the new Twitter.”


    At the same time, Apple stands to benefit immensely when Twitter imposes the new $8-a-month Twitter Blue subscriptions. Presumably, Apple would collect a 15% to 30% commission, the going rate for paid apps and in-app purchases.


    Then again, few would accuse Apple of consistently enforcing its App Store policies across the board
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  6. #634
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  7. #635
    Psalm 35:7-10, Psalm 109, Isaiah 13:9

  8. #636
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Musk Tells Employees No More Layoffs For Now

    https://www.thefinancialtrends.com/2...yoffs-for-now/
    Psalm 35:7-10, Psalm 109, Isaiah 13:9

  9. #637
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Elon Musk Bends the Knee to the Anti-Defamation League and the Woke Mob on Censorship

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/elon-m...on-censorship/
    This one isn't much better than their previous article (see post #524 above).

    It's basically just a brief claim that Musk said the people he met with "made him see the light on why censorship is good for Twitter" (followed by a repetition of the complaints from the previous article).

    But he didn't say any such thing. He said he talked to them about how Twitter will do X, Y, and Z - not that he would do them however those people told him to do them (i.e., there is no evidence here that he "bent the knee" to anyone).

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1587668703834955778


    [...]
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1595196519598080000

  10. #638
    Elon Musk Fires Some Workers Who Signed His Pledge

    https://www.thefinancialtrends.com/2...ed-his-pledge/
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  11. #639
    https://twitter.com/DiedSuddenly_/st...80735942688785

    Twitter has decided to label the #DiedSuddenly movie stream "misleading" and has made it so it cant be shared, liked, or replied to.



    UPDATE: Twitter has lifted censorship of #DiedSuddenly!

    Thank you Elon Musk for staying committed to your pledge to allow free speech on this platform.

    https://twitter.com/DiedSuddenly_/st...60568382955520
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  12. #640
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    And?
    Dems cheat.
    Trump stopped them cheating.

    A clear case of Liberty preserving authoritarianism.



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  16. #643
    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Now that would be some 'sploding heads I'd enjoy watching. Elon would have a genuine riot on his hands if the filter nonsense was killed. The outright fakery of online pictures of people (women) due to all the filters and "enhancements" really irks me.
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    A top US Republican senator has asked Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk to conduct a threat assessment at the social media platform in order to better protect US user data.

    The first part of Grassley’s letter highlights the risks of what Twitter employees can do to your phone:



    Anonymous Conservative:

    I have a search ban at twitter, despite not even tweeting that much. Test said it could not determine if there was a ghost ban or reply deboosting. Obviously, although Elon is talking a good game, I don’t really buy it:

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  18. #645
    The Twitter office responsible for complying with European misinformation laws has been shut down after Elon Musk's layoffs

    https://www.businessinsider.com/elon...l-laws-2022-11
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    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  19. #646
    Elon Blows Apart Liberal Myth on Ferguson, Makes It Even Better With Big Vow for Twitter

    https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022...witter-n663437
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  20. #647
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    A top US Republican senator has asked Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk to conduct a threat assessment at the social media platform in order to better protect US user data.

    The first part of Grassley’s letter highlights the risks of what Twitter employees can do to your phone:

    ROTFLMAO @ "a foreign power"

    That's a pretty goddam bizarre way to refer to the United States federal government.

    Either Grrassley hasn't been paying any attention, or he's playing mealy-mouth word games (or both).

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  24. #650
    I am loving all of this so much. Thank you Elon for the lolz and doing a great thing.



  25. #651
    https://twitter.com/ThatmattersNews/...78611555663873

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    And?
    Dems cheat.
    Trump stopped them cheating.

    A clear case of Liberty preserving authoritarianism.

  26. #652
    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    https://twitter.com/ThatmattersNews/...78611555663873

    LOL

    Good if true,, those need to go. Did they die from Sploding Head syndrome?
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  27. #653

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/sta...69608268447782


    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1596268804413476864
    Last edited by Brian4Liberty; 11-25-2022 at 04:55 PM.
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  28. #654
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    ROTFLMAO @ "a foreign power"

    That's a pretty goddam bizarre way to refer to the United States federal government.

    Either Grrassley hasn't been paying any attention, or he's playing mealy-mouth word games (or both).
    There was more than one government colluding with Twitter.
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    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  29. #655
    paulsperry @paulsperry
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    Nov 22
    Hey, @elonmusk, my Twitter account is still suspended and still no reason why. Just FYI.

    Meantime, it appears you still haven't terminated Jim Baker as your deputy GC & head of litigation along with his bosses you canned in the legal dept there.

    Baker, as you'll recall, was Comey's top lawyer at the FBI who secretly worked with Hillary's campaign to investigate Trump and spy on his campaign. He's been under investigation by the special counsel.

    You tweeted your dislike for what Baker did at the FBI back in April, remember?

    Oh, and he also happens to be the gatekeeper for people like me who were inexplicably kicked off the platform after tweeting about FBI corruption

    Here is Baker's Twitter bio up right now ...
    @Thejimbaker
    Now a deputy general counsel @Twitter

    https://gettr.com/post/p1zasua9b93
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  30. #656


    “Denying a violent event” Like the Jan 6th “Insurrection”?
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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  32. #657
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    And?
    Dems cheat.
    Trump stopped them cheating.

    A clear case of Liberty preserving authoritarianism.

  33. #658
    Do you really imagine Musk has the ability to decide policy for twitter?
    Greenblatt made Musk an offer he can't refuse.
    SEDS - Safe and Effective Death Syndrome

  34. #659
    Quote Originally Posted by merkelstan View Post
    Do you really imagine Musk has the ability to decide policy for twitter?
    Greenblatt made Musk an offer he can't refuse.
    Seems he Bought Twitter for just that purpose..

    Also ,on an unrelated note,, He also just made his EV Charge ports available to everyone. Gave away I.P. free to all.
    Offered it as a National Standard. (Standardization) Good Business..
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

  35. #660
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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