Elon f*cks Twitter

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Because, according to the Guardian article:



Examples of some of the "things that some people may consider objectionable," and which the advertisers did consider objectionable, are to be found at the offending Media Matters article


Some of the links in the article, giving more details of the pro-Nazi accounts that the advertisers objected to having their ads placed next to, or promoted on their home pages, are pretty hair-raising, too.
I want to point out Musk has shown he actually is eager to censor speech that HE finds objectionable. This includes the idea that "cis" is a slur. He's also cooperated with dictatorships or near dictatorships like Turkey on silencing dissent. He's a massive hypocrite on speech issues.
 

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Advertisers with zero-tolerance policies for antisemitism spent the weekend urging the CEO of X (formerly Twitter), Linda Yaccarino, to follow their lead, save her reputation, and ditch Elon Musk's toxic social media platform, according to a pair of reports.

Advertising industry insiders told the Financial Times and Forbes that Yaccarino got bombarded all weekend by industry friends advising her to resign, or else face a "credibility crisis" as major brands—including Apple, Disney, IBM, Lionsgate, Paramount Global, Sony, and Warner Bros.—have stopped advertising on X.

Advertisers to Yaccarino: Save yourself!
 
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If she decided to resign, on the way out, she should ban Elon's account for violating the TOS. Because I am sure he has.

I mean, it eouldn't last, but it would be funny.
 

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Twitter is suing Media Matters for compensation. Media Matters is the organization, which demonstrated how ads from big players like IBM, Apple and Disney were displayed along with extremist content on the platform.

Twitter is now accusing Media Matters for having artificially created situations where this happened, e.g. by selection specific profiles and frequent reloading of the Twitter page. Twitter feels treated unfairly, because Media Matters did not tell the media this fact.

The court to be used is in Texas, where a parallel case lead by general attorney Ken Paxton, who is known to be right wing, against Media Matters because of "fraudulent activities" is also pending.

Here's what Media Matters has to tell about the upcoming trial:


Here's the full complaint with demand of jury trial.
 
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Honestly, even if Media Matters did that.

Advertisers still don't EVER want their content displayed that way.

It changes literally nothing about the accusation.
 
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They need to countersue so Elon can't drop it when discovery gets embarrassing for him. He wanted to avoid discovery so bad he bought Twitter instead of taking whatever penalty was in the contract.
 

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Elon's lawsuit is pretty funny; it accuses Media Matters of "manipulating the algorithm" by using an account older than 30 days (yes you read that correctly), and also by "following accounts known for extremist statements". It doesn't deny that the screenshots were real but insists that the ads only appeared right next to hate speech posts after Media Matters refreshed the feed a few times, and says that completely invalidates their claim.
 
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Elon's lawsuit is pretty funny; it accuses Media Matters of "manipulating the algorithm" by using an account older than 30 days (yes you read that correctly), and also by "following accounts known for extremist statements". It doesn't deny that the screenshots were real but insists that the ads only appeared right next to hate speech posts after Media Matters refreshed the feed a few times, and says that completely invalidates their claim.
I love that the defense is "The add only SOMETIMES appears next to hate speech.

I really hope they use that in court and the Judge is just like, "Well, thanks for admitting that the claim was true, case dismissed."
 

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I thought Musk had more of an accent. Am I remebering wrong or did he get rid of it.

I generally avoid videos already and even more when its idiots that I dislike.
 

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Perfect. The slow crawl to insanity continues.

EDIT: Elon Musk apologizes for antisemitic tweet but tells advertisers ‘go f**k yourself’

A nicely formatted shit show of Musk's destruction of Twitter.
Ew...what even is going on there? His face seems to be melting, the fake American accent is gross, the eyes are muskrat-like, especially when they dart about waiting for applause that isn't coming. He seems satisfied with himself when he has to repeat it, gets a few chuckles. This is a guy who is on some serious drugs, too much plastic surgery and who receives nothing but applause from sycophants when he farts.

Why is it that these guys who believe in eugenics and that they are the absolute pinnacle of humanity are usually the first that the nazis would have put into the camps under the *inbred or defective* category?