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Elon Musk buys twitter

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Jordinho, 26 Apr 2022.

  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    If he can get rid of the spam bots and make people accountable for what they say, good. I do worry he thinks free speech means not just allowing people to have weird and stupid opinions, but also allowing all the lies that get peddled to back them up.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    The ending anonymous accounts is a very sinister things. Corporations and states shouldn't have that much control over data about people. It fudges anyone in a remotely oppressive country, and means advertisers are going to hold even more power over everyone else.
     
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    Kandi1977 Les Howe

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    Why would anyone want to spend 40 billion dollars to buy a SoMe platform? It's not about making money for him, it's about personal gain, and that is a worry!
     
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    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    I think society should have a new rule, you can interact with others on social media or real life, not both.
     
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    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    It's being anonymous that allows Russian troll farms to keep fudging up the world. There has to be some level of verification for something like twitter or facebook. People could still possibly have anonymous profiles.
     
  6. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    No - that's lack of focus on critical thinking in modern education.

    Some level of privacy, especially from already pretty much all-pervasive corporations, has to be protected. That's a fundamental principle that's worth fighting for and worth putting up with the downsides for.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    It's not. He's just bought the world's biggest store of data. He's bought intimate knowledge of the hopes, fears, preferences and behaviours of half the world's population. That's really scary.
     
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    P.D. Vedran Corluka

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    But on the flipside you can have an anonymous profile and post a load of racist/hate etc stuff on there and nothing happens.
     
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    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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    JerusalemMan Nick Barmby

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    Twitter's not as popular as that.

    He seems to be the wrong type of tech billionaire for some folks.
    I'm just glad to see an African-American getting into such a position of power.
     
  11. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Mitchell Thomas

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    He’s African-Canadian*











    *I guess that blunts the massive edge you tried to carve out ;)
     
  12. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Nick Barmby

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    Canadians are Americans really...:D
     
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    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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    Tesla value down 100bil today
     
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    JerusalemMan Nick Barmby

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    Isn't African-American a term that refers to continents rather than countries, anyway?
     
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    AuroRaman Mitchell Thomas

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    It should do but I don’t think that detail matters to the flag-nonces on Twitter that think they’re doing something.
     
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    JerusalemMan Nick Barmby

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    What is a flag nonce?
     
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    3DSpur Gheorge Popescu

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    Musk is, and in my eyes will always be, a taco. But the meltdown from certain people has been nothing short of amazing. Back-peddling, mass-message deleting, crying, account deletion...we're seeing it all.
     
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    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Going to have a run at president in the future I think.
     
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    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    The ANC are pretty much a one party state
     

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