DEBATE: Is Elon Musk Out of His Mind?
Cannot mention competing social networks on Twitter!
An hour ago, Twitter forbade its users from mentioning links to and usernames on Facebook, Mastodon, Instagram, and Trump’s Truth Social.
I tried to post a link to mastodon to see what would happen: the link is not allowed to be posted!
I cannot reconcile how a self-described “free speech absolutist” disallows people from sharing their usernames on other platforms.
The sheer lunacy of all of it, including NOT allowing Trump’s Truth Social, but allowing Gab, is astounding.
It would be like me trying to prohibit mentions of El Gato Malo or Eugyppius in comments to my articles. What would you say if I tried that?
The Opposing View
EDIT: I decided to add this section to my article to give voice to my readers who disagree with me. They said, to effect, the following:
Elon owns Twitter and can do whatever he wants. He could forbid mentions of the word “purple” if that were his desire.
Walmart has the right to disallow passing out Costco flyers it its parking lot.
Twitter needs to distance itself from “censorship platforms.”
As I believe that reasonable people are entitled to an opinion, I will not argue with the above points — so you can decide who you agree with.
And Finally THIS
Is Musk smoking too much pot or switching to worse substances to smoke? Is his policy justified? As always, feel free to disagree!
POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT: Mentioning El Gato Malo or Eugyppius in comments is forbidden.
===> Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <===
Seriously, what would YOU say *if* I made this my policy? It is the same thing as what Elon did.
MAJOR EDIT: many people expressed well reasoned disagreement. As I believe that they deserve to have a voice, I added "The Opposing View" section to my article, that enumerates their points. I also changed the title of this post to DEBATE -- so we all understand that ALL OPINIONS ARE WELCOME.
PS as of an hour ago, Elon Musk is running a poll whether he should step down as Twitter CEO. So far YES is winning. Added to my article.
He may know that the government is truly manipulating the other social media outlets and does not want it on Twitter. Once you post a link that link can be changed to anything. I would not doubt the government would change the links especially after the evidence of government censorship is mounting....