Elon Musk’s Bid Reveals Twitter is the Poison Pill to be Cured, by Tom Luongo

Twitter may find that its increasingly heavy-handed censorship may lead it down the same path as CNN. In which case, Musk’s bid, if he ends up buying the company, may be the best thing to ever happen to it. From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.me:

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2 responses to “Elon Musk’s Bid Reveals Twitter is the Poison Pill to be Cured, by Tom Luongo

  1. I will not attempt to deny Twitter’s apparent influence, but as an independent thinking, reasonably well-read and skeptical adult I consider that influence to be the best argument ever made for limited government. If some large minority or even a majority of people can have their political (and remember, politics is merely willingness to hire people to use force on other people) opinions moulded by 150 word-containing images, I can trust no one to have “authority” over me.

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    • SW
      I come at it from the opposite direction but arrive at the same place. I try to make my writing as concise as possible, but there is no way I can make a decent argument or analysis about anything important in 150 words. It’s slogans and bromides, and a waste of time. I don’t argue with the assertion that Twitter is highly influential, but I think that’s distressing. A lot falls through the cracks when everyone is limited to 150 words.

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