Musk and Twitter

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Musk and Twitter

Elon Musk’s bid to take over Twitter and reduce “content moderation policies” is much more complex and possibly dangerous than it appears. Twitter and other US-based social media corporations aren’t just bad corporations with equally bad policies – they are an integral part of US state censorship, information warfare, and – most importantly – establishing dominance in the information space of other nations around the globe. This power will not be given up without a serious fight.

Elon Musk Buying Twitter: Why It’s a Bigger Battle Than You Think (15 min)

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