Things Are Swell In The Twitterverse

(Above, in interpretive dance, Elon Musk performs “Twitter Medical Misinformation”)

The last time we checked in with obvious Bond Villain-wannabe Elon Musk, he was threatening to build his own mobile phone if Apple of Google removed the Twitter app from their respective stores (say hello to the Amazon Fire phone, Elon!), but today we are treated to another level of crazy as he tries to pwn the libs:

Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy, yet another sign of how Elon Musk plans to transform the social media company he bought a month ago.

In 2020, Twitter developed an extensive set of rules that sought to prohibit “harmful misinformation” about the virus and its vaccines.

Between January 2020 and September 2022, Twitter suspended more than 11,000 accounts for breaking Covid misinformation rules and removed almost 100,000 pieces of content that violated those rules, according to statistics published by Twitter. The policy received acclaim from medical professionals: In an advisory to technology platforms, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy cited Twitter’s rules as an example of what companies should do to combat misinformation.

So Twitter now has that going for it, too. I swear they need to rebrand as BirdChan.

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10 Responses to Things Are Swell In The Twitterverse

  1. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Twitter doesn’t seem to be meeting its payroll in Europe.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/11/twitter-missed-payroll-for-some-european-staff-this-month/

    Everything is fine!

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    I’m quessing we have to refer to Musk as TOSG (The Other Stable Genius)…

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  3. Osirisopto says:

    Rich man.
    Stupid man.
    Angry man.
    Derp.

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  4. purplehead says:

    During A-Long Muskrat’s month-long destruction of Twitter, how come we have not heard a peep from Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams—the people who founded Twitter? You’d think they’d have something to say about the incredibly fast demise of their creation. Or does 44 million make them not give a $h!†?

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  5. Amazon Fire phone, Elon!

    Gotta get the spelling right, TG, that’s “Fyre Phone” 🙂

    I wonder if he realizes that both Googe and Apple have specific safeguards that companies need to meet to have their apps on the stores? Even Gab had to clean up their act minimally to not get the app kicked.

    And if an app gets banned on the Apple App Store, they can uninstall it from phones that it’s installed on the next time they run updates.

    To paraphrase Obi-Wan:

    I felt a great disturbance in the Twitter … as if millions of phones deleted the app, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terribly stupid has been done by Phoney Stark.

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  6. MDavis says:

    Medical misinformation?
    How about “it’s just a cracked rib, dude, you’ll be fine. Just keep swimming.”

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  7. Rebranded as Guano.

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