Big day for the “free speech” crowd on here suddenly embracing the idea that online speech can lead stochastically to real-world violence, justifying the imposition of centralized content moderation.— Will Oremus (@WillOremus) December 16, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter nuked the antifascist news website It’s Going Down — I look forward to the free speech substack people jumping in to get mad about this one: pic.twitter.com/gIK73zsuqj— Michael Edison Hayden (@MichaelEHayden) December 15, 2022
Elon Musk is now suspending anyone he doesn’t like.— Michael Edison Hayden (@MichaelEHayden) December 16, 2022
Donie covers right wing disinfo for CNN and does an impressive job: pic.twitter.com/Jma1hcBvHA
Keith Olbermann has been permanently banned. pic.twitter.com/VDL9rh18NV— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 16, 2022
WTAF, Aaron Rupar is one of the nicest guys on this hellsite, and his account has been suspended.— BrooklynDad_Defiant!?? (@mmpadellan) December 16, 2022
This is fucking bullshit. pic.twitter.com/qS9jDJY3fl
Looks like NYT’s amazing Twitter reporter Ryan Mac just got suspended pic.twitter.com/OOLMVhlx7R— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) December 16, 2022
BREAKING: Elon Musk on enforcement of Twitter’s Rules: “Everybody is going to be treated the same, you’re not special because you’re a journalist.” pic.twitter.com/DPKVLn3zjO— ALX ?? (@alx) December 16, 2022
BREAKING: CNN is going to “reevaluate” their “relationship with Twitter” after the suspension of “journalists”.— ALX ?? (@alx) December 16, 2022
It’s really something to see corporate media do a complete 180 on Censorship ? pic.twitter.com/TUEJyLX5MJ
Is it censorship? Yes.
Do I have any sympathy at all for these people? No.
If anyone should be deplatformed, it is Antifa activists and websites that dox people and the vicious mobs who used Twitter as a weapon to dogpile and cancel people for years.
“His statements clearly indicate that he sees himself as being engaged in some kind of culture war — “The woke mind virus is either defeated or nothing else matters,” as he tweeted on Monday morning. But what does the highly public censure of Twitter’s previous management team have to do with fighting the “woke mind virus”?
To understand how Musk sees the connection, it’s helpful to look at a recent tweet from Antonio García Martínez, a writer who’s very plugged into the world of right-leaning Silicon Valley founders. García Martínez describes a project that looks something like reverse class warfare: the revenge of the capitalist class against uppity woke managers at their companies.
“What Elon is doing is a revolt by entrepreneurial capital against the professional-managerial class regime that otherwise everywhere dominates (including and especially large tech companies),” García Martínez writes. …”
I hope Elon inspires more billionaires to revolt against the PMC.