Somebody wanted a thread on Matt Taibbi’s TWITTER FILES (i.e. Elon linking cherry-picked emails to a blogger well-known as an uncritical lickspittle for right-wing tech plutocrats.) Here’s a summary:
THE TWITTER FILES:
A half dozen screenshots of content moderation policy executives earnestly debating content moderation policy— farhad manjoo (@fmanjoo) December 3, 2022
Less than 24 hours after Elon pretended a swastika is an incitement to violence to make Kanye go away, Matt Taibbi is dropping the bombshell that Twitter execs make ad hoc content rulings to solve awkward political problems. Groundbreaking stuff.— Jeff Bercovici (@jeffbercovici) December 3, 2022
Elon seems to think that Joe Biden was the president in 2020:
More groundbreaking stuff from Matt Taibbi! This is almost as earth-shattering as a partisan prosecutor’s failed indictment of an obscure Clinton lawyer! American democracy will truly never be the same.
…Taibbi is such a joke:
this is all so dumb. also, the fact that the journalist granted this exclusive did not contextualize what was in those tweets that Biden’s team flagged is a major abdication of his journalistic duty. Can’t evaluate without. implication without diligence. wildly irresponsible— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) December 3, 2022