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Seems unnecessary. Current sponsors would quickly leave if the situation described were to happen without anybody asking them to boycott twitter, and at the same time Musk has already expressed plants to rely less on advertising precisely to avoid having this kind of pressure over the company.

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Utter desperation to cling to control and stop at all costs hearing opposing and diverse viewpoints. It seems their ideas cannot be very strong or they would be able to hold up to scrutiny.

Fingers in ears and screaming like the last resort of a child who has lost an argument.

Twitter isn't a safe space, infact the internet isn't a safe space. If you turn off your phone or PC you have your safe space to control. When you decide to go on the internet, you interact with all different people all over the world and that should mean hearing and seeing opposing ideas.

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Activist groups called on Twitter advertisers Tuesday to boycott the service if it opens the gates to abusive and misinformative posts with billionaire Elon Musk as its owner.

Theses activist group members are the ones who abuse such platforms. Always whining if others disagree with their extreme or mistaken views. Refusing to provide valid sources when their non-expert opinions are challenged. Always complaining and trying to get other posters' comments deleted.

TokyoJoeToday  07:04 am JST

Utter desperation to cling to control and stop at all costs hearing opposing and diverse viewpoints. It seems their ideas cannot be very strong or they would be able to hold up to scrutiny.

Well said.

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Driverless cars from Tesla will allow us to tweet while in the car! Win win

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I’m not convinced these activist groups have anyone’s best interests except their own at heart.

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Activist groups called on Twitter advertisers Tuesday to boycott the service if it opens the gates to abusive and misinformative posts with billionaire Elon Musk as its owner.

Comedy gold.

Open the gates? Anti-war activists and independent journalists are being kicked off twitter and are under attack on all forms of social media, while real Nazis are allowed to post whatever misinformation they like. The gates are wide open and have been for years now.

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They are just afraid of open discussion about the one-sided toxicity that already exists on twitter.

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They are just afraid of open discussion about the one-sided toxicity that already exists on twitter.

I think fewer people would be bothered if the degenerate pornography and anti-white hate were removed, or the promotion of the LGBT agenda to children, but they just want to stop the other side being heard so they control the public dialogue

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I fully support activists globally boycotting twitter, better still, all social media, and if possible the internet entirely. Then we can enjoy it without them.

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Why do liberals hate free speech for all, good or bad?

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Activists urge ad boycott if Musk turns Twitter toxic

Wow, the headline is toxic.

Twitter has been toxic for several years now because of their one-think, left-driven censorship.

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If Musk messes up with Twitter, Jeff Bezos will move to the number one rich person spot.

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What I find interesting about the hysteria surrounding Musk purchase of Twitter, is the folks, celebrities, politicians ranting and raving against Tusk acquisition, are not frightened of being banned but are frightened that those that vigorously challenge their views on the platform will cease to be silenced.

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"Activist" is the 21st century word for "cry baby."

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Why do liberals hate free speech for all, good or bad?

You’re factually incorrect. Nearly every politician, both republicans and democrats and everything else have Twitter accounts on there.

Stop pedaling the victimizing of republicans narrative, it’s factually incorrect and makes you look out of touch.

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Hilarious. Seems like Musk has become the new version of the "Bad Orange Man".... he was the darling of the media until about 3 weeks ago for some reason. A guy making enviro friendly vehicles, in favor of legalizing the devil's lettuce, pro 2SLGBTQQIA+ rights, has suddenly transmorphed into Son of QAnon.

The utter terror that some have at the idea of a public forum being actually public is howling funny.

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Twitter is already toxic, it is in fact one of the most toxic Social Networks in existence.

Trolls and Bots are free to do whatever they want, but if you are neither, but just happen to have strong opinions that oppose the Twitter board of censorship, unlike actual trolls and bots, you will get the ban hammer without a doubt.

In fact, one tactic that trolls and bots use is, mass false reporting of accounts, which actually works, and unless you are somewhat relevant, even if you show in your appeal without a doubt that you are not violating any of the rules of twitter, you probably won't get that account back, unless it gets some sort of attention by the media or other "relevant" twitter users.

It is a horrible site that has a very poor handle of actual people violating their rules, but they are ban hammer happy to ban anyone they do not like or just if they get enough reports.

Removing the banhammer will not make the trolls disappear, but at least you don't have to be scared that the trolls can get you banned, or that something you said is offensive to someone in the twitter board of censorship, making the site a little less toxic.

Now, if you are also able to do something about bots, and add more ways to avoid or combat trolls targeting you, the site could become actually pretty decent.

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The left just want to censor anything that remotely counters their view, and enforce purity of thought rules everywhere. Incredible thought police in the States that makes everyone afraid to say anything, even a wrong use of pronoun is enough to get you terminated from jobs. Who wants to live in that kind of society.

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Musk could see that Twitter was deliberately censoring anyone not on the left whilst simultaneously promoting lefty propaganda. Activists should accept free speech and debate. Unless, the activists are afraid that their views will be shown to be flawed!

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Musk is exact right in following the requirements of the law on free speech. If the people really want more monitoring/censoring/shadowbanning then the congress can get off their butts and change the law. I’m betting they do nothing of the sort. One, because they’re lazy, and two, because the people don’t want it.

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Wouldn't take these boycott threats too seriously. The same people making them are the same lot who threatened to leave the US when Trump became president. They're still in the US, and they'll stay on Twitter unless kicked off. None of them can be taken seriously.

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Musk will DEtoxify Twitter. “Activists” are those people who have lost a platform on which they can defame their enemies with impunity.

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In the new Twitter, users won’t create tweets. That will be done by six AI bots programmed with different personalities, all annoying or shocking to one section of the population. You will pay a subscription fee to watch them go at it while Twitter markets goods or services to you. You will be worked up into a frenzy all the time that you will need to buy stuff all the time.

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You’re factually incorrect.

I’m not, relax.

Nearly every politician, both republicans and democrats and everything else have Twitter accounts on there.

And historically it was predominantly high profile and critical conservatives that were blocked, canceled or banned. That’s about to change

Stop pedaling the victimizing of republicans narrative,

Don’t tell me, you should be trying to convince Musk the libertarian who doesn’t agree with you or mainstream liberals. He just did something about that.

it’s factually incorrect and makes you look out of touch.

Hmmm…I think it’s actually the other way around.

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You will pay a subscription fee to watch them go at it

Musk said, that won’t apply to the everyday causal user.

while Twitter markets goods or services to you. You will be worked up into a frenzy all the time that you will need to buy stuff all the time.

I think everyone is jumping ahead of themselves. Musk is going to keep the platform the same, just get rid of all the bias BS that shouldn’t remain, gutted and remake a better and more profitable company, the opposite of what Bezos would do.

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The left just want to censor anything that remotely counters their view, and enforce purity of thought rules everywhere.

The incorrect use of the term "left" is irritating. Neo-liberals using identity politics to run cover for economic exploitation often censor content.

Conservatives run from debate because of their tenuous grasp of logic.

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The incorrect use of the term "left" is irritating.

Why they aren't right or conservative.

Neo-liberals using identity politics to run cover for economic exploitation often censor content. 

True as well as not wanting to comment on all of their continuous failed policies that get them in trouble each and every time.

Conservatives run from debate because of their tenuous grasp of logic.

No, they love to debate, that's why they go on all the liberal shows, and even though they get hammered and hit with gotcha questions they go, liberals on the other hand usually will not go on conservative shows usually because that would mean they would have to actually answer a question handed down to them.

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Boycott Musk..

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Y daughter is in the Japanese AI and visual entertainment business.

She and her company, their clients have followers totaling in the millions.

The whole Japanese industry is now looking to shift away from twitter completely, they are now planning on moving to new platforms, Musk is just the final nail in the coffin.

The constant USA political based drama is too much and the industry she is in sees it as time to move on.

My son in in the Japanese entertainment business, he is with one of the largest entertainment groups/agencies in Japan.

They have been pulling out of twitter especially with new talent.

Now the word is they are going to shut down all twitter activity for the company and it's clients/talents,

Musk is just the latest joke to cause twitter problems and anyone living on Japan knows that the Japanese don't like conflict, don't like this sort of complications or politics.

The potential loss in user is over 50 million in Japan and the second largest users by country.

I suspect LINE will be jumping on new options for it's 86 million users as a Twitter alternative.

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No, they love to debate, that's why they go on all the liberal shows, and even though they get hammered and hit with gotcha questions they go, liberals on the other hand usually will not go on conservative shows usually because that would mean they would have to actually answer a question handed down to them.

Hilarious and without a connection to fact. Lest I remind you how Jon Stewart beat Tucker Carlson so badly he got his show cancelled.

https://www.newsweek.com/crossfire-intern-recalls-jon-stewart-tucker-carlson-interview-1588878

I am a socialist and supporter of healthy debate.

I hope Musk, since he admires socialist Iain Banks, is as well.

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OliveMay 4  05:42 pm JST

Musk is exact right in following the requirements of the law on free speech. If the people really want more monitoring/censoring/shadowbanning then the congress can get off their butts and change the law. I’m betting they do nothing of the sort. One, because they’re lazy

Why is it that Musk and his followers as well as most on the right not understand a simple and I mean a very very simple thing.

The "Law" on "free speech" applies ONLY to the government and BTW is only in the USA ( most other civilised countries limit hate speech so legal limits to the so called free speech)

A private business or organisation can cut your free speech within it at any time.

Best example are those nice conservative far right religious organization all will stop any member and kick out that member ( ex: excommunicate) them for violating their rules on what can and cannot be said.

So please stop confusing freedom of speech laws that apply only to the government and the right of a private organisation to limit what is said and done within it's international system.

Take a guess why JT can remove or edit a comment! Because it is a private business and has the legal right in Japan, USA, Australia, Canada, UK, EU, etc...

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Hilarious and without a connection to fact. Lest I remind you how Jon Stewart beat Tucker Carlson so badly he got his show cancelled.

And now Tucker is making 3x more than Stewart, so it actually worked out for Tucker better. He should be thanking him.

I am a socialist and supporter of healthy debate. 

I am a Capitalist and I am always happy to hear people loving a healthy debate even from socialists.

I hope Musk, since he admires socialist Iain Banks, is as well.

No, readying his history, the guy is 100% full on Capitalist. Just love the guy. Wish he could run for office

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Freedom is always a bit "toxic". If someone doesn't like it pls go to China.

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