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“Threads’ vibes may have been cheerful and friendly at the outset — disingenuously so, according to Musk — but it may well prove that, eventually, all social media sites regress toward the meanest.”
This browser extension can help you undo one piece of the misinformation-related damage Musk has done to the newsiest of social platforms.
It now says “X” on the website (you know, the one that’s still at, um, twitter.com). But to the news media and much of the outside world, the name of the old bird platform is still Twitter.
In the spirit of Tronc, Elon Musk has decided to throw away more than a decade of brand equity by changing the name of Twitter to…the letter X. Imagine if more media executives followed his lead.
A number of efforts are underway to document not just the content created on the platform but how Black women used it for communication and community — along with the abuse they received.
“Going silent,” “turning away,” but not leaving-leaving (yet).
“We stopped tweeting from the main @NPR account after they attached that false label to it because each tweet we publish would carry it.”
The network has started labeling NPR as “state-affiliated media,” a term it previously reserved for the likes of RT and Xinhua. If Musk wants to start labeling those who get taxpayer funding, he’s got a lot more work to do.
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