Dorsey's Twitter Resignation Sparks Fears Of More Internet Censorship Twitter's new CEO has given some indications that he has a lot less interest in free speech than his predecessor and is much more favorable to censorship via algorithm manipulation. caitlinjohnstone.substack.co…
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This resignation has led those who've been paying attention to the rise of Silicon Valley internet censorship to voice concerns that the platform's relatively lenient attitude toward speech compared to other major social media may be drawing to a close.
not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter
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Dorsey's resignation comes the year after it was reported that his removal was being pursued by virulent neoconservative billionaire Paul Singer, whose Elliott Management Corp had just purchased a significant share of the company. reuters.com/article/us-twitt…
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Twitter has of course been far from perfect when it comes to refraining from interfering with free expression on its platform:
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Still, Twitter has been a free speech paradise compared to other major platforms like Facebook or YouTube, largely because it doesn't tend to participate in the large-scale algorithmic suppression of unauthorized perspectives and the artificial uplifting of authorized ones.
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We're seeing indications that that may be one change we can expect. Compare this "recommending content" remarks from the new CEO Parag Agrawal with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's comments at a @wef summit earlier this year when she admitted to using algorithms to suppress content:
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This is a kind of censorship that Twitter has been relatively free from, and it is by far the worst kind.
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It should be obvious to everyone that humanity is headed down a dark path if worldwide public speech is regulated by monopolistic oligarchs with a vested interest in preserving the status quo and a steadily increasing alignment with government institutions.
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