Currently happening at Twitter:
- There are a lot of our people who are jumping the gun and who are returning too soon and getting banned again by vengeful moderators
- There are a lot of our people who are getting their accounts restored
- Rightwing Twitter has noticed a huge jump in followers
- Leftists are deactivating their accounts in protest presumably to move to somewhere like Mastodon
This deal between Elon Musk and Twitter is going to take months to finalize. Musk probably won’t be in charge until the fall. We’re currently in the transition phase.
“Prominent conservative figures have seen massive leaps in Twitter followers since Elon Musk’s takeover — with many questioning whether it reflected a sudden lifting of long-suspected shadowbans.
Donald Trump Jr. led the way in questioning the giant spike, which saw him gain 87,296 new followers by Tuesday — and another 119,022 by early Wednesday, after weeks of averaging only a few thousand each day.
“While I’m awesome and totally deserving of 87,000 new followers a day it seems that someone took the shackles off my account,” former President Donald Trump’s son wrote Tuesday.
Right now, the top priority at Twitter is undoubtedly to hide all of the evidence of the censorship and shadow banning and manipulation of the algorithm that has gone on there for years, particularly in light of the fact that Twitter has repeatedly been called before Congress to answer for it. The evidence is being destroyed before Elon Musk takes full control of Twitter. We know from experience that Twitter has been working with Google and other social media companies to suppress new accounts. This is all going to be wiped and covered up as much as possible before he gets the keys to the joint.