The Modern Divine Right of Kings

Elon Musk, pre-hair plugs
(Ya think Putin might notice a weakness to exploit?)

The hellmouth known as Twitter with the new CEO Space Karen tried to make Hunter Biden’s Laptop a cause célèbre that he thought was going to burn the libtards, but did it? Axios’ morning email thingie:

Elon Musk’s Twitter took aim at the firm’s previous management last evening with a “TWITTER FILES” thread designed to demonstrate “free speech suppression,” Axios’ Scott Rosenberg writes from the Bay Area.

  • Musk’s team apparently provided newsletter author Matt Taibbi with access to internal documents surrounding Twitter’s controversial decision, three weeks before the 2020 presidential election, to limit access to a New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Taibbi’s thread unspooled over nearly two hours of posting:

  • The posts show debates inside Twitter over whether the decision to block the Post story was the right call.
  • Conservative outrage at Twitter’s action was loud and public at the time. But Taibbi also reports messages from outside organizations and a Democratic politician over the move.
  • A text, apparently from Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) to a Twitter executive, reads: “Generating huge backlash on hill re speech.”

Between the lines: Musk’s following greeted the thread as evidence that Twitter had operated with bias. But there was no smoking-gun evidence of a partisan conspiracy to censor.

  • N.Y. columnist Farhad Manjoo tweeted that “THE TWITTER FILES” amounted to a “half dozen screenshots of content moderation policy executives earnestly debating content moderation policy.”

I hope Gym Jordan took notes, but I doubt it.

This is a warning for users of the Bird Site: if Space Karen was willing to show private debate between advisors without their consent, imagine what he might decide to do with any DMs that he thinks makes his case (whatever his case might be).

There are no rules at Twitter any longer, it is all just Elon’s whim as this related news of rapper-antisemite Ye being thrown off of Twitter AGAIN shows us:

The divine right of kings, y’all. That’s what Twitter is now.

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5 Responses to The Modern Divine Right of Kings

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Haven’t been to the dying bird site since Musky bought it. Unlikely that I’ll ever go there again. Never expected Musky to have killed it so quickly, but damn, it’s a rotting carcass now…

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  2. The thing Tool Taibbi didn’t mention was that a) Biden was a private citizen at the time, b) the DNC is NOT “the government” and cannot “violate Americans 1st Amendment rights, and c) that stolen nude photos of Hunter Biden were the content involved in almost all of the tweets mentioned, also d) Twitter is ALSO not “the government “ and cannot “ violate Americans 1st Amendment rights”

    But of course this is why Andrew Anglin was briefly reinstated…”look, shiny object over here!”

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  3. ali redford says:

    Aargh-I definitely went to twitter at the wrong time to look at Manjoo’s thread; Trump Was Right About Everything was trending, so we had to see what that was about, and holy freakin’ cow.
    I still don’t get how some people haven’t been hit in traffic while walking across the street, though I’m thankful for the drivers that that hasn’t happened.

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  4. RWW says:

    Despite the easily debunked nature of the whole ‘Hunter’s laptop’ story and the nothingburger revealed in Taibbi’s drooling lick job on Elon’s jackboots, the AP radio news drop I heard last night recited a story that could have been written by Gym Jordan himself if it were possible to narrow his blather down to less than 30 seconds. It went down something like this: Fact, Hunter’s laptop is real and damaging to Democrats. Fact, Twitter killed the story just before the election (duh, to help Democrats). Fact, this is what made heroic Elon so mad righteously angry, he’s now revealing the whole mess.

    I’m now going to assume that Elon has actually purchased AP radio news unless it’s proven otherwise.

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