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China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media.
Liu Xiaoming, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is one of the party’s most successful foot soldiers on this evolving online battlefield. He joined Twitter in October 2019, as scores of Chinese diplomats surged onto Twitter and Facebook, which are both banned in China. https://apnews.com/article/asia-pacific-china-europe-middle-east-government-and-politics-62b13895aa6665ae4d887dcc8d196dfc
~ Musk says the "bird is freed" after $44 billion deal
~ Musk fires Twitter CEO, CFO, policy chief
~ Some Twitter users flag willingness to walk away
~ Poll shows employee job concerns
~ EU warns: "This bird will fly by our rules"
Elon Musk has taken ownership of Twitter Inc with brutal efficiency, firing top executives but providing little clarity over how he will achieve the ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform.
https://mastodon.online/@tweeterversity/109246502934310577
Twitter stinks especially badly today.
One might say it has a very unpleasant Musk.
If Nazis rejoice when you take over a social media company, you're not a free speech hero!
Elon Musk: “Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences!”
Within hours of Elon’s statement, his fans filled Twitter with racist, antisemitic, Islamophobic, homophobic, and transphobic hate speech.
Capt Smirk fired 1/2 his crew. He’s banning comics: shadow banning unverified users, boldly going where no unbridled ego has gone before.
Says, “$8/mo is the price of a latte.” True.
It’s also cheaper than a T-shirt saying “Rob me. I’m a gullible ass!”
BTW Mars mission? FAKE NEWS
Source: Actor Author and Artist Jim Carrey!
https://mastodon.online/@tweeterversity/109310670396427192
Several top security and privacy executives resigned from Twitter on Thursday, citing the rapid rollout of new features without proper security reviews and Elon Musk’s order that employees return to the office.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/11/10/twitter-security-resignations/
Today might be a good day to download your Twitter archive. Just in case.

Elon Musk, in his first address to Twitter employees since purchasing the company for $44 billion, said that bankruptcy was a possibility, according to a person familiar with the matter

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Just to be clear, Twitter senior secured bank loans- the top of the capital stack- at $0.60 implies that Twitter- for which #elonmusk paid $44 billion - is now worth less than $8 billion.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has "continued his rash of brand unsafe actions — including amplifying conspiracy theories, unilaterally reinstating banned accounts such as that of former President Donald Trump, courting and engaging with far-right accounts, and instituting a haphazard verification scheme that allowed extremists and scammers to purchase a blue check."
https://www.npr.org/2022/11/25/1139180002/twitter-loses-50-top-advertisers-elon-musk?utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=twitter.com