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Report: Elon Musk plans to cut 75% of Twitter workforce

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Take the thought police down Elon. Hard-core reality bites!

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Why on earth does Twitter need 7500 workers in the first place?! Guaranteed half of them are just slackin' off, not really bringing much value at all.

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Great- just automate it all. Don’t need many workers if you not trying to censor only one side.

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‘Man of the people’ har

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When is this creep flying off into the sun on one of his spaceships?

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If true, wise move. We don't need censors in a private company. I can filter bad content myself.

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He could of tried buying the Dallas Cowboys,Los Angeles Lakers,NY Yankees,no sport team loses money,when the league pay the team salary,and buying all these team would had 25 billion left

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Got to love cut-throat capitalism.

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Ah what a surprise, billionaire buys company with no plan other than to fire almost everyone who works there.

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It's a private company and he is at the helm.

He can do what he wants.

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Twitter do what they want now and people complain about it. How will this be any different?

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Are the remaining 25% owners of Tesla cars?

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The platform is currently infested by bots. Musk's plan to implement a micropayment-to-post should fix this. It will also boost revenue, and allow the platform to attract major influencer and compete with TikTok and Youtube.

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Take the thought police down Elon. Hard-core reality bites!

Delusional and low-information. How does creating an all-in-one superapp like Wechat, the basis for China's social credit system, jibe with that point of view.

There are a lot of contradictions between the Musk supporters on the right and Musk's inspiration,

Iain M. Banks The Culture series.

https://japantoday.com/category/tech/musk-has-a-%27super-app%27-plan-for-twitter.-it%27s-super-vague

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Twitter’s employee base of 7,500 workers

It takes 7,500 to run a site where jobless people post mundane crap all day?

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Expected he wants to get rid of bots

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I bet $MILLION$ Musk will continue to try to get out of buying Twitter. This is all just an excuse to SELL SELL SELL Tesla stock because Tesla has never made a profit, has a MOUNTAIN of debt and is the most over-priced stock in History.

He'll continue raising prices too while continually engineering downward Tesla batteries.

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Musk's plan to implement a micropayment-to-post should fix this

I don't think it's a done deal! Once bots are off the platform, editorial (political) power will be diminished, so it will be a double edged sword. Don't forget Twitter's worth is measured in its narrative sway, ie editorial power (regardless of political leanings).

IMHO, Musk is not as smart as people say, he's just lucky to have had a 1.5 decades headstart, first mover advantage on autos and space. Unheard of in business, but luck nevertheless. GM could have been in the same position but as luck would have it, they blew their chance of being first mover.

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If true, wise move. We don't need censors in a private company. I can filter bad content myself.

Ah, so what happens when someone posts child porn or a violent of something like a homicide or assault?

Companies can and absolutely should monitor and censor content. They are liable for the content on their site, and frankly, I find it rather bizarre how people complain about what a company chooses to censor; Like what, if you own a home, do I have the right to walk in and do whatever I want? Of course not, and it's not difference for Twitter. Violate the rules and get banned.

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Better organize a Union before he comes.

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Ending poverty by building $20,000 robots and cutting thousands of jobs.

I see.

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Ah, so what happens when someone posts child porn or a violent of something like a homicide or assault?

If it's illegal, report to law enforcement. We don't need pseudo PC-enforcement, which is only one step away from totalitarianism.

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Ah, so what happens when someone posts child porn or a violent of something like a homicide or assault?

You dont look at it and move to the next thing that does interest you?!

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If it's illegal, report to law enforcement.

But what if it's not illegal? What if it's just very violent? Why should that be okay?

We don't need pseudo PC-enforcement, which is only one step away from totalitarianism.

Lol really? Property rights are equivalent to totalitarianism? Okay. Lol

You dont look at it and move to the next thing that does interest you?!

And then what does Twitter to when advertisers get tired of seeing their ads displayed between racist posts, porn, and violent imagery? Do you think companies want their brands associated with that muck? I certainly don't.

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That’s for advertisers and users to decide.

we need a place to see and hear everything so that one side can’t deny it happened when it did.

the current US President has issues with speaking coherently and with inappropriate comments and actions to young girls.

this site would delete those videos as offensive/vulgar and Twitter would delete them as inappropriate to protect “their team”.

But the only thing offensive/vulgar/inappropriate is what the person said or did. Which we need to see so that everyone is aware it happened.

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No one reads every post or article here right? Same for Twitter- read what you are interested in and avoid things you don’t.

if you think your team is going to win the election you can’t ask for every article/comment that says they will lose to be censored.

read it and educate yourself why others think differently than you. or just ignore it because you are obviously right not them.

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That’s for advertisers and users to decide.

Yeah, and so what happens advertisers no longer advertise on Twitter due to the content on Twitter? Then Twitter won't exist.

we need a place to see and hear everything so that one side can’t deny it happened when it did.

Rumble exists, talk about it there. Or your house. You're free to say whatever you want there.

It amazes me that rightists believe their "right" to post whatever awful, offensive content somehow supercedes Twitter's right to do whatever they want on their platform.

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Ah, so what happens when someone posts child porn or a violent of something like a homicide or assault?

You dont look at it and move to the next thing that doesinterest you?!

Child pornography? Just ‘move on’!

Yikes.

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Yeah, and so what happens advertisers no longer advertise on Twitter due to the content on Twitter? Then Twitter won't exist.

Which is the problem of that platform to deal with, not the users. This site exists, somehow. Do I need to care how they pay their bills with few to no advertisers?

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Twitter's right to do whatever they want on their platform.

You just upset because “Twitter’s right” is now decided by Elon Musk not the far left.

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Child pornography? Just ‘move on’!

Yikes.

well obviously not going to look at it because it’s disgusting and evil. So move on, yep. It’s not my platform o cant force anyone to remove it.

If you unknowingly access somewhere that has it- maybe stop visiting that place instead of still accessing while expecting the place to remove things that are against your beliefs and values?

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Which is the problem of that platform to deal with, not the users.

I definitely agree with you here. How do you think a company like Twitter might deal with these problems? Is it inconceivable that Twitter might create rules banning sexual and graphic contents, and enforce those rules with suspensions and bans for users who repeatedly violate the rules?

This site exists, somehow. Do I need to care how they pay their bills with few to no advertisers?

Yes you do. If you value Twitter as a place to

"see and hear everything so that one side can’t deny it happened when it did"

Then you should probably care that not moderating content will adversely effect your ability to use Twitter to do that.

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If you unknowingly access somewhere that has it- maybe stop visiting that place instead

Exactly right. When you get rid of content moderation, you're going to end up with users disgusted by graphic content, which in turn will turn off and advertisers and drive Twitter out of business.

of still accessing while expecting the place to remove things that are against your beliefs and values?

Likewise, couldn't rightists just stay on Truth social? I'm good with that.

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If you unknowingly access somewhere that has it- maybe stop visiting that place instead of still accessing while expecting the place to remove things that are against your beliefs and values?

Awful.

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yes what you are saying makes total sense.

But It only will be an issue if far leftists force Twitter to be “for them” and do the cancel culture thing.

I don’t and never will understand why leftists feel everything has to be “for me”. I have the ability to understand that some music, movies, social media, content is not for me but for others.

So I simply don’t watch it or use it. Leftists still try to force everything to meet their own usage criteria instead of simply….not using it or watching it.

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But It only will be an issue if far leftists

According to whom? I think most people would be offended at opening up their Twitter on a crowded train and finding porn or violent images.

force Twitter to be “for them” and do the cancel culture thing.

Cancel culture? Lol oh please, rightists love it too. They just don't like when it happens to them, but that's capitalism.

I don’t and never will understand why leftists feel everything has to be “for me”

Because I don't want to open up Twitter to find child porn on it and then get arrested when someone on the train sees my phone. Why is it bad to want that kind of stuff moderated out?

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