Clay Bennett for April 26, 2022

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    RAGs  about 1 year ago

    “But…but…but…isn’t the purpose of social media and that stuff to spread as much disinformation as possible?”

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    B 8671  about 1 year ago

    This could be a bad idea, only time will tell.

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    Concretionist  about 1 year ago

    NOT my first choice of owner. I strongly suspect that our society will suffer (more) from this move.

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    rekam Premium Member about 1 year ago


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    braindead Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Oligarchs gotta oligarch.

    Trump Disciples celebrate every purchase by every oligarch.

    It gives them a warm glow of satisfaction that their efforts to prevent billionaires from paying taxes are so effective.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I don’t trust him one bit.

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    Brockie  about 1 year ago

    The first test will be if he lets the Orange Menace back on and allows that dork to spew manure. I do not use or follow twitter, oh gee.

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    Pedmar Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Cats are purple!

    Sir Isaac Newton invented broccoli!

    Thomas Jefferson refused to watch black-and-white movies!

    If you stand on your head, you will see that the sun actually sets in the east!

    Oligarchs have only other people’s best interest at heart!

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    FrankErnesto  about 1 year ago

    Good. He bought it. Now outlaw it, like CRT.

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    1StrongBlackWoman Premium Member about 1 year ago

    At last, free speech on Twitter!

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    Display  about 1 year ago

    Elon Musk has had a good idea or two. And he’s done some wacko things. But this? I’d be happy if he just shut it down. Other than that (and this will not happen), he should bring on board as many neutral people to run it as he can, make their TOS crystal clear, and run it strictly by those rules.

    Social media owned by a business is not free speech in the sense that you can say any thing that you want. There are rules, guidelines, and standards your posts have to meet. Free speech itself has standards and limits. But the ones who’ll tell you that it does not have rules are only the ones who want to tell you the biggest and most dangerous lies and the worst propaganda about those lies.

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    The Nodding Head  about 1 year ago

    Hello, pornographers and perverts, racists and anti-Semites, fascists and neo-Nazis, scammers and scumbags. Goodbye to me…?

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    mourdac Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Just waiting for the first anti-Musk tweet to see the limits.

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    "It's the End of the World!!!" Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Awwwwwwwww. So many upset little liberals. Awwwwww.

    They LOOOOOOOOOVED Musk and Tesla. Now he buys Twitter and he’s evil incarnate.

    But they have had not one issue with Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post to put out their narrative. It’s like Animal Farm I swear.

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    tabby  about 1 year ago

    If Musk removes all restrictions then Twitter will devolve into a mess of spam, porn and disinformation the way Usenet did once the general public was unleashed on the internet. Only this will be much worse.

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    mwksix  about 1 year ago

    Musk will mess with Twitter until it resembles a giant penis, then he’ll get bored and take over something else. Someone should convince him to take over the Trump Organization…

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    LeftCoastBoomer Premium Member about 1 year ago

    How many minutes after the sale is finalized will tRump** (he has an asterisk for each impeachment) be invited back to Twitter? tRump** and his minions have put our democratic republic in mortal danger and Musk will probably give him back the megaphone that spread his torrent of lies.

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    Kip Williams  about 1 year ago

    Boo on me for not living up to the straw version of me that seems to have formed in some pseud’s head.

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    casonia2  about 1 year ago

    The upshot of this transaction is that Trump and Trumpublicans will have a restored bully pulpit for 24/7 lies and disinformation. It will not go well for America.

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    Cerabooge  about 1 year ago

    “Misinformation”. Gee, I wonder why the Founding Fathers forgot to include that exception in the First Amendment. And as for Twitter not being the government, the cooperation between government officials and Twitter has turned Twitter into a government agency in all but name.

    Also, if you like cracking down on “misinformation”, you’ll love the crackdown on “malinformation”; true information that might have the “wrong” effect.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Some think Musk is trying to hide his own past like this picture of him with Maxine Ghislaine.×620.jpeg&

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    jgroovages  about 1 year ago

    This is a clueless take. How many things labeled misinformation in the past 2 years have turned out to be true. The problem is the mainstream doesn’t want to lose control of the narrative. Narrative is not truth. It’s propaganda.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member about 1 year ago

    “The greatest weapon is not a gun or a bomb. It is the control of information.

    To control the world’s information is to manipulate all the minds that consume it."

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    Nantucket Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Will Musk start having to pay taxes?

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    willie_mctell  about 1 year ago

    He’s just bought another toy. It goes well with the cars and spaceships.

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    Gavin wants a 28th Amendment, Ammo scoffs Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Great drawing of a Smith&Wesson 4” 686. Got one just like it.

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    ncrist  about 1 year ago

    Twitter is the safety catch

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    bluegrassfan  about 1 year ago

    Definition of freedom of speech: the legal right to express one’s opinions freely

    Free speech and a free press are essential to our democracy. In the words of Evelyn Beatrice Hall as she paraphrased Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

    The problem with liberal/progressives is that the only free speech they believe in is speech that agrees with them.

    Free speech means the ability for a free exchange of ideas.

    There has always been “misinformation” a la Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto being the most notable. Libs think their information is the only real information. The problem nowadays is the proliferation of social media.

    At the age of 59, I returned to school and earned an A.S. and a B.A. and entered grad school in six years while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. After having two major surgeries, I was unable to continue my studies. During my undergrad I was in a class taught by the most racist person I have ever encountered, a black woman, who did not want to hear any opinions different from her own.

    In this class there was a young lady fresh out of high school who stated that she got all her news from social media. Social media is the most biased form of media to ever exist. Fox, CNN and MSNBC pale in comparison. There is no opportunity to contradict what is said there without being lambasted and raked over the coals by rabid liberals.

    In the past it was costly and time consuming to be able to publish opinions and/or news, now it is accomplished in 144 characters by any fool with a smartphone.

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    bluegrassfan  about 1 year ago

    I disapprove of censorship and book burning, but there are certain books that should not be available to children in school libraries. As a student I read many books that were not on the approved lists but I obtained them outside of school, most notably “The Catcher in the Rye”.

    I am not a fan of Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg, but if Musk will allow the free expression of ideas on Twitter then it will be refreshing. GoComics is as close as I come to social media.

    Liberal/Progressives want to censor or destroy any who dare disagree much like the Putin and his predecessors. If you want to live in a free society, learn to allow others the freedom to express their ideas. Take it all in and then decide what is best for you.

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    PaulGoes  about 1 year ago

    No, no gun control allowed. It is the sacrosanct right unlike speech, voting, and religion.

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    wildthing  about 1 year ago

    Twitter was better off in the idiotic little hands of Trump, now we’ve got a REAL billionaire with brains spreading lethal disinformation.

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