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I admire Musk for his ability to innovate and do for America (and the world) what no one else can for the last 40 years, ie transportation, energy, space exploration....

However, I doubt that his busy schedule and workload can afford him the time and effort to balance free speech with other speech, properly. There is a limit to everything, even speech, that's why we have racial vilification laws, libel laws etc., the way Musk wants to manage freespeech is just as extreme as Agrawal, just at the opposite end. Yes, I've seen the blatant anti LBTG...hate on X in recent times that normally would have solicited a libel suit had the victim been able to afford to sue.

Musk need to do better, but I doubt he has the time, so I'm waiting for Yaccarino to step up and manage the town square that Musk so desires.

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In other posts, he said the league was responsible for a 60% drop in revenue at X.

I suspect there have been other factors to cause this, including Musk's own decisions.

Musk's forays into Geo-politics are showing a serious deficit of judgement like with some of his other ventures.

He should remember he is not one of the sentient starship AI Minds from Iain Banks' Culture series, whom he says he draws inspiration from, which could manage vast systems and trillions of individuals.

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which could manage vast systems and trillions of individuals.

...to be fair Musk doesn't need to 'manage' individuals. He just have to have a system in place that can balance the difference between freespeech and maligned speech. IMHO, he doesn't realise, so far, that maligned speech is just as bad for his town square as suppression was under Agrawal, and I'm even anticipating that there might even be law suit against X in the near future, because libel etc. are usually remedied in a court, if you have the financial capacity to do so.

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On Sunday, however, Musk posted that George Soros’ organization “appears to want nothing less than the destruction of western civilization.

So blaming stuff on Soros is not just for idiots, it is also for the idiot savant.

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Sh1mon M4sada

the way Musk wants to manage freespeech is just as extreme as Agrawal, just at the opposite end. 

Not sure what you are implying here. Moderation under Agrawal was very good.

Under Musk, it's a liability for the firm.

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Same old.... Zionist playbook 101....... Anyone criticizing Israel is an antisemit.

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Moderation under Agrawal was very good.

...eh? You need to roll that round rock out of the way, and read some of the news, even mainstream media news. Under Agrawal Twitter was actively suppressing and creating false narratives, for a political outcome.

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Sh1mon M4sada

Moderation under Agrawal was very good.

...eh? You need to roll that round rock out of the way, and read some of the news, even mainstream media news. Under Agrawal Twitter was actively suppressing and creating false narratives, for a political outcome.

No they weren't.

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No they weren't.

talk to Taibbi.

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Sh1mon M4sada

No they weren't.

talk to Taibbi.

Taibbi's got nothing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a597e6Wv_xg&list=TLPQMTkwOTIwMjM2PJJGk5IbJQ&index=4

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Funny how little people were concerned when under Jack Dorsey, Twitter was used as an ISIS recruitment tool or as a place for Antifa to organize riots like the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. I mean - it was absolutely out of control back then, and the moderation was both absurdly and openly biased.

The people that hate X now loved the echo chamber it was five years ago. They never cared what risks it posed to society at large. But now that the majority of people on X reject Christophobia, Covid politics, and pornographic material, they're trying to claim it's Anti-Semitic. There are Anti-Semites on every platform - TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube included.

There is no reason to single out X - they are only doing so because Elon's platform has done a better job of guaranteeing free speech than any other platform.

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Elon X said he was considering charging all people to use X.

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Elon X said he was considering charging all people to use X.

You'd actually be surprised what wonders setting up a paywall can do for a platform, though. Long ago, the forum "SomethingAwful.com", well credited for pioneering much of what we consider meme and internet culture, once faced this axiom. By making users pay a one time credit card fee for the privilege of posting, they effectively filtered out an overwhelming majority of potentially underage users and undesirable content. This preserved the quality of posts on the boards, allowing the forum to flourish for a really long time.

Now with that said, I am probably not going to continue using X if Elon implements a monthly subscription model - that would kill the platform. He needs to stay the course and resist calls to censor in a biased manner.

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I'm an ex of X.

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I'm an ex of X.

Good for you. Nobody's forcing you to be on X, or anyone else for that matter.

But I think for those of those of us that want to use it, we should have the right to. If the ADL doesn't like the platform, then perhaps they ought to bugger off. And if they are going to continue pressuring advertisers to drop X, especially on X itself, I think the people in charge of the platform are well within their right as a private company to revoke their access. I mean, that's how it works, right? Them being a private company and all?

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But I think for those of those of us that want to use it, we should have the right to

Why? It's a private business and you have no rights.

Elon X said charging for the site was the only way to deal with the millions of Bots.

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Xitter will no longer be an issue when it is paywalled. The user base will collapse. It will be no use as a global notice board as so few people will see it. If you have an alternative, preferably a distributed one, now is your chance.

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GBR48

Xitter will no longer be an issue when it is paywalled. The user base will collapse. It will be no use as a global notice board as so few people will see it. If you have an alternative, preferably a distributed one, now is your chance.

Mastodon.

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