Elon Musk's Magnificent Twitter Purchase

Elon is a great man for doing this. 44 billion dollars lol. It’s utterly epic. What is this unhinged person whining about?

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Kara Swisher is probably most famous tech journalist and former friend of Elon

What’s epic about it?

Swisher is the ultimate progressive hack. She accuses Musk of being thin-skinned all while freaking out because he questioned her “journalistic” integrity. Hilarious.

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It’s showing how arbitrary and unnecessary the oppressive big tech political censorship regime is. One lesson here is, that can change overnight, and there are a lot of variables, but I am loving it so far.

Oh I like her a lot. I like how she dresses down tech bros and takes no shit

I find that easy to believe based on what I see there, ha

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Have you witnessed her blathering on Recode? She’s completely insufferable.

I only listen to her on Pivot with Scott Galloway. They have great chemistry

But yeah she is very San Francisco SV tech elite lesbian. Good tech journalist though

Outside of those rarefied circles, she’s probably best known for her terrible take on the Covington kid:

:roll_eyes: Galloway just humiliated himself on TV mumbling about the GRU, so I’m guessing that podcast would be torture when they talk about politics anyway.

Latest iteration of Operation Mockingbird starting in 3…2…1…

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Well, if it was so important, you hacks shouldn’t have stuck your fat pig trotter on the scale with all these baloney bannings, or even sat by while it was happening. Musk says accounts that broke the law, or egregious spam won’t be let back. Sounds like plenty of room to take care of that unless maybe it’s legal? Sounds like something you clowns should maybe sort out without me having to sacrifice my right to hear a ton of ordinary people speak about ordinary things. I support supporting Ukraine but they can sink before I’ll buy that reasoning. Your crap former agency can too if that’s their attitude.

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You never really leave the CIA. It’s like the Mafia. :sweat_smile:

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Yeah reading a cia memoir is licking tables scraps off the floor.

Wow…what a time to be alive. And what a time for twitter to be gutted…

Fifty percent porn, 50 percent protests,” said one U.S. government contractor and China expert, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence issues. “Once I got 3 to 4 scrolls into the feed” to see posts from earlier in the day, it was “all porn.”

Well, wait a tic. What kind of pron are we talking about?

It seems greatly reduced now. White Paper Revolution really gaining some steam though.

“The white paper represents everything we want to say but cannot say”

Looks like they are starting to ban businesses selling white paper now, oh my.

So Twitter’s not gutted. They fixed the problem immediately.

This whole thing will be a good test of the influence of Musk’s China links.

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Wow I guess “immediately” doesn’t mean what it used to mean…

Someone clearly didn’t read the article. Here, because these days I lack the confidence that it will be eventually read:

It is not the first time that suspected government-connected accounts have used the technique, according to a recently departed Twitter employee. But in the past, it was used to discredit a single account or a small group by naming them in the escort ads.

“This is a known problem that our team was dealing with manually, aside from automations we put in place,” said the former employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid retribution for disclosing internal processes.

In mass layoffs and resignations, Twitter’s overall staff has been slashed from about 7,500 to roughly 2,000, surviving employees estimated. Some groups, including those dealing with human rights issues, safety concerns and deceptive foreign influence operations, have been reduced to a handful of people or no staff at all.

Sunday’s campaign was “another exhibit where there are now even larger holes to fill,” the ex-employee said. “All the China influence operations and analysts at Twitter all resigned.”

The campaign was spotted by researchers at Stanford University and elsewhere. Stanford Internet Observatory Director Alex Stamos said his team is working to determine how widespread and effective it is.

> A current Twitter employee told an outside researcher that the company was aware of the problem by midday and was working to resolve it.

By late Sunday, news and images of the protests were showing up in searches for posts in cities where rallies were being held.

“Fifty percent porn, 50 percent protests,” said one U.S. government contractor and China expert, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence issues. “Once I got 3 to 4 scrolls into the feed” to see posts from earlier in the day, it was “all porn.”

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It’s brilliant.

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