Zitat von Johanes im Beitrag #100Aus Spaß mal wieder einen Blick reingeworfen: "Alternative zu Twitter" trendet.
Man muss ich vergegenwärtigen, was da passiert: Musk kündigt bisher bloß an, dass er die Zensur reduzieren will für mehr Meinungsfreiheit. Es ist noch überhaupt nichts passiert, jedenfalls soweit ich das beurteilen kann. Und die Twitterlinken drehen schon durch.
Tja, dann such dir doch eine andere Plattform. Meinungsfreiheit besteht ja nur gegenüber dem Staat usw.
Mal sehen, ob man sich auf eine einzelne neue Plattform koordinieren kann oder nicht. Hier sehe ich eigentlich ein Win-Win-Szenario: Falls die Twitterlinke koordiniert auf eine andere Plattform geht, ist die Chance hoch, dass es eine dezentralisierte, open source Alternative handeln wird. Zumindest im ersten Versuch. In jedem Fall gibt es dann zwei große Plattformen statt nur einer. Oder sie können nicht auf eine Alternative gegen und es wird eine große Vielfalt erblühen, mit Twitter als "Hauptplattform". Oder sie "fallen damit auf die Nase" und müssen dann zähneknirschend auf Twitter zurückkehren (oder eben als virtuelle Figur verschwinden).
Da ich noch nie einen Account auf Twitter hatte, finde ich das sehr amüsant.
Wer vorgibt, die allgegenwärtige Zensur reduzieren zu wollen, muss antidemokratisch oder Schlimmeres sein!
Ich persönlich kann mir nicht vorstellen, dass die Linke in nennenswertem Maße auf eine alternative Plattform umzieht. Da wären die ja unter sich und es gäbe niemanden, den man erziehen kann und das wäre . Außerdem würde sie, wie von einem Mitforanten bereits erwähnt, die Diskurshoheit bei Twitter aufgeben, was auch eher unwahrscheinlich ist. Ich jedenfalls kann mir das nicht recht vorstellen.
Schaumer mal, dann sehnmer scho!
-- Intelligenz ist die Waffe des Feindes. (The Peacelike Mongoose, James Thurber)
Zitat SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, is convening a “content moderation council” to consider major content decisions and account reinstatements on the platform. Musk promises the notoriously left-wing platform will include “widely diverse viewpoints” on the council.
“Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints,” said Musk in a tweet on the platform he now owns. “No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”
Top Twitter staff including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and the notoriously leftist, pro-censorship head of legal policy, Vijaya Gadde, have left the company, with Musk expected to serve as interim CEO.
The prospect of Musk, a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist,” taking over the company caused shockwaves on the establishment left, which has relied on friendly social media companies to censor their political opponents.
As Breitbart News reported in May of this year, a coalition of shadowy globalist nonprofits backed by leftist dark money, including from frequent Musk opponent Bill Gates, teamed up to oppose the SpaceX CEO’s purchase of Twitter.
Zitat Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec This is the link Elon tweeted from the Santa Monica Observer. The site has pretty much crashed at this point but here is a screenshot of their tweet of it 2:52 PM · Oct 30, 2022·Twitter Web App
Zitat Elon Musk@elonmusk Replying to @HillaryClinton There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye 1:15 PM · Oct 30, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
Falls jemand es gestern nicht mitbekommen hat & sich gerade mit in den Pupillen am Hinterkopf kratzt.
Zitat Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec Good morning the CEO of Twitter just told Hillary Clinton that Nancy Pelosi's husband may have been in a drunken dispute with a male prostitute at 2am at their house have a nice day 2:48 PM · Oct 30, 2022·Twitter Web App
Es geht um die "bessere Hälfte" von Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Paul Pelosi befindet sich seit gestern morgen in einem Hospital in San Francisco, nachdem ihm im eigenen Heim von einem Angreifer um zwei Uhr morgens ein Angreifer mit einem Hammerschlag an Kopf verletzt hatte; die Medienmeldungen sprechen von "Hirnoperation" und Schädelbruch. Laut Medienmeldungen handelt es sich um einen Einbrecher, der Name wird als David Wayne DePape angegeben. Er soll das Glas der Terassentür eingeschlagen und "Wo ist Nancy?" gebrüllt haben. Zahlreiche Politiker und Abgeordnete der Democrats haben das mit dem "Haß der MAGA"-Fraktion und der Entgrenzung auf Twitter in Verbindung gehracht, die zu solchen Taten aufstacheln würde.
Soweit der Nachrichtenstand vom Freitagabend.
Nun werden in solchen Fällen in den USA von den Medien in den Pressemitteilungen der Polizei Namen und Umstände etwas detaillierter genannt. Beim Angreifer handelt es sich offenbar um einen psychisch Gestörten, wie aus seinen Einträgen auf den sozialen Medien sehen kann; er bekennt sich zu einer "radikalen Schwuleninitiative"; vor dem Haus hängt groß ein BLM-Banner, und er bietet wohl seine Dienste als Callboy an. Pelosi hat den Notruf selbst abgesetzt und dabei gesagt, er wisse nicht, wer der Einbrecher sei, er sei aber ein Freund und heiße David. Beim Eintreffen mußten die Beamten lt. eigener Meldung das Glas der Terassentür einschlagen; beide Männer hätten einen Hammer in der Hand gehalten & DePape sei halb entkleidet gewesen. Es sei kein Alarm ausgelöst worden. Paul Pelosi, der 82 ist, gilt wohl in lokalen Kreisen als homosexuell (auch wenn er seit 1963 mit Nancy verheiratet ist; das war zu einer Zeit, als noch viele eine Konvenienzehe eingegangen sind, um den damals noch karriereschädigenden Ruch zu entkräften). Die Details werden im Bericht des Santa Monica Observer berichtet. Paul Pelosi ist im Mai 2022 in den USA in die Medienschlagzeilen geraten, nachdem er alkoholisiert einen Verkehrsunfall verursacht hat; dafür hat er eine Haftstrafe von 5 Tagen abgesessen.
In neun Tagen finden in den USA die Midterm Elections statt.
"Les hommes seront toujours fous; et ceux qui croient les guérir sont les plus fous de la bande." - Voltaire
Zitat Pelosi Attack Suspect Was A Psychotic Homeless Addict Estranged From His Pedophile Lover & Their Children
Berkeley resident David DePape was more in the grip of drug-induced psychosis than ideology-induced fanaticism.
Leading politicians yesterday blamed the political Right for the brutal attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul. “This is despicable,” said President Biden. He noted that the alleged attacker, David DePape, 42, shouted the same line, “Where’s Nancy?” as the supporters of Donald Trump, who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. “And what makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections?” said Biden. “COVID being a hoax? It’s all a bunch of lies.”
California political leaders agreed. “This heinous assault is yet another example of the dangerous consequences of the divisive and hateful rhetoric that is putting lives at risk and undermining our very democracy and Democratic institutions,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom. “This attack,” said San Francisco’s state Senator, Scott Weiner, “is terrifying and the direct result of toxic right-wing rhetoric.”
Journalists, en masse, agreed with their assessment. DePape “appears to have made racist and often rambling posts online,” noted AP, in a report this morning that encapsulated the media narrative, “including some that questioned the results of the 2020 election, defended former President Donald Trump and echoed QAnon conspiracy theories.”
But DePape’s politics have little rhyme or reason. In past years DePape shared a post about Stephen Colbert’s 2006 roast of President George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents dinner; linked to videos of Disney films altered to make it look like the characters were swearing; and claimed, “Jesus is the anti-Christ” — not exactly a litany of right-wing tropes.
And, as I discovered yesterday, DePape lived with a notorious local nudist in a Berkeley home, complete with a Black Lives Matter sign in the window and an LGBT rainbow flag, emblazoned with a marijuana symbol, hanging from a tree. A closer look reveals the characteristics of a homeless encampment, or what Europeans call “an open drug scene.” In the driveway, there is a broken-down camper van. On the street is a yellow school bus, which neighbors said DePape occasionally stayed in. Both are filled with garbage typical of such structures in homeless encampments. People come and go from the house and the vehicles, neighbors say, in part to partake in the use of a potent psychedelic drug, ibogaine.
Neighbors described DePape as a homeless addict with a politics that was, until recently, left-wing, but of secondary importance to his psychotic and paranoid behavior. “What I know about the family is that they’re very radical activists,” said one of DePape’s neighbors, a woman who only gave her first name, Trish. “They seem very left. They are all about the Black Lives Matter movement. Gay pride. But they’re very detached from reality. They have called the cops on several of the neighbors, including us, claiming that we are plotting against them. It’s really weird to see that they are willing to be so aggressive toward somebody else who is also a lefty.”
Not all of the news media missed DePape’s history of drug use, psychosis, and homelessness. CNN reported that a woman named Laura Hayes, who said she worked with DePape 10 years ago making hemp bracelets, said he had been living in a storage shed. “He talks to angels,” she said, and told her that “there will be a hard time coming.”
Another woman, Linda Schneider, told CNN and KRON4, that she got to know DePape around 2014 and that he was still homeless, living in a storage unit, and using hard drugs. “He (was) likely a mindless follower of something he saw on social media because I don’t think he had the courage to be part of any political or terrorist group,” said Schneider. “His drug use began again and he went off his rocker.”
Zitat Spidey_ElonFan @spideycyp_155 Replying to @elonmusk and @WholeMarsBlog Elon, what’s the one thing that’s most messed up at twitter right now?? @elonmusk 12:46 PM · Oct 30, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
Elon Musk@elonmusk·9h Replying to @spideycyp_155 and @WholeMarsBlog There seem to be 10 people “managing” for every one person coding 12:50 PM · Oct 30, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
Die Causa Pelosi/DePape. Das ist der offizielle Jetztstand:
Zitat UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the Northern District of California. United States vs. David Wayne Depape. 28 October 2022
This criminal complaint is based on these facts
Please see the attached affidavit of FBI SA Stephanie Minor
9. On October 28, 2022, at 2:23 a.m., San Francisco Dispatch received a 9-1-1 callfrom Paul Pelosi (“Pelosi”) located at the Pelosi residence in San Francisco, California. Pelosi stated words to the effect of there is a male in the home and that the male is going to wait for Pelosi’s wife. Pelosi further conveyed that he does not know who the male is . The male said his name is David. 10. At 2:31 a.m., San Francisco Police Department (“SFPD”) Officer Colby Wilmes responded to the Pelosi residence, California and knocked on the front door. When the door was opened, Pelosi and DEPAPE were both holding a hammer with one hand and DEPAPE had his other hand holding onto Pelosi’s forearm. Pelosi greeted the officers. The officers asked them what was going on. DEPAPE responded that everything was good. Officers then asked Pelosi and DEPAPE to drop the hammer. 11. DEPAPE pulled the hammer from Pelosi’s hand and swung the hammer, striking Pelosi in the head. Officers immediately went inside and were able to restrain DEPAPE. While officers were restraining DEPAPE, Pelosi appeared to be unconscious on the ground. Officers removed a cell phone, cash, clipper cards, and an unidentified card from DEPAPE’sright shorts pocket. DEPAPE provided officers his first and last name. After officers asked DEPAPE if he had an ID on him, DEPAPE said it might be in his backpack on the back porch and later stated his backpack was near the broken glass. When officers removed DEPAPE from Pelosi’s residence, police body worn camera footage showed a glass door that appeared to be laminated glass, broken near the door handle. San Francisco Police Department recovered zip ties in Pelosi’s bedroom and in the hallway near the front door of the Pelosi residence. In addition, law enforcement searched DEPAPE’s backpack at the Pelosi residence, and they found, among other things, a roll of tape, white rope, one hammer, one pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and a journal.
DEPAPE’S Interview on October 28, 2022: 15.In a Mirandized and recorded interview of DEPAPE by San Francisco Police Department Officers, DEPAPE provided the following information: a.DEPAPE stated that he was going to hold Nancy hostage and talk to her. If Nancy were to tell DEPAPE the “truth,” he would let her go, and if she “lied,” he was going to break “her kneecaps.” DEPAPE was certain that Nancy would not have told the “truth.” In the course of the interview, DEPAPE articulated he viewed Nancy as the “leader of the pack” of lies told by the Democratic Party. DEPAPE also later explained that by breaking Nancy’s kneecaps, she would then have to be wheeled into Congress, which would show other Members of Congress there were consequences to actions. DEPAPE also explained generally that he wanted to use Nancy to lure another individual to DEPAPE. b. DEPAPE stated that he broke into the house through a glass door, which was a difficult task that required the use of a hammer. DEPAPE stated that Pelosi was in bed and appeared surprised by DEPAPE. DEPAPE told Pelosi to wake up. DEPAPE told Pelosi that he was looking for Nancy. Pelosi responded that she was not present. Pelosi asked how they could resolve the situation, and what DEPAPE wanted to do. DEPAPE stated he wanted to tie Pelosi up so that DEPAPE could go to sleep as he was tired from having had to carry a backpack to the Pelosi residence. Around this time, according to DEPAPE, DEPAPE started taking out twist ties from his pocket so that he could restrain Pelosi. Pelosi moved towards another part of the house, but DEPAPE stopped him and together they went back into the bedroom.
Zitat von Nov 2, 2022Elon Musk’s Twitter to Launch ‘High Risk’ Paid Video Feature
Elon Musk’s Twitter is working on a paid video feature that will allow people to charge users to view their videos, with the company taking a cut of the proceeds, according to an internal email obtained by the Washington Post. The internal document warned that the feature has a high level of risk related to “copyrighted content, creator/user trust issues, and legal compliance.”
According to the Post, the team behind Twitter’s new video feature, Paywalled Video, has “identified the risk as high,” according to the email, which cites “risks related to copyrighted content, creator/user trust issues, and legal compliance.”
It remains unclear if the video feature was already in the works before Musk completed his takeover of the company last week, but Twitter’s internal review team reportedly only has three days to provide feedback on the potential risks regarding the new video tool.
While Twitter makes most of its money from advertising, Musk has revealed that he is looking at new ways for the company to boost its revenue, including charging users $8 per month for their blue check mark verifications.
The paid video feature would be yet another significant change for the social media platform.
Users who haven’t paid will not be able to see the video, but will reportedly be able to like and retweet the content.
Alle Angestellten bei Twitter haben heute eine Email erhalten. Entweder diese hier:
As shared earlier today, Twitter is conducting a workforce reduction to help improve the health of the company.
These decisions are never easy and it is with regrat that we write to inform you that your role at Twitter has been impacted.
Today is your last working day at the company, however, you will remain employed by Twitter and will receive compensation and benefits through your separation date of February 2, 2023.
During this time, you will be on Non-Working Notice period and your access to Twitter systems will be deactivated.
While you are not expected to work during the Non-Working notice period, you are still required to comply with all company policies, including the Employee Playbook and Code of Conduct.
Within a week, you will receive details of your severance offer, financial resources extending beyond your Non-Working Notice period.
At that time you will also receive a Separation Agreement and Release of Claims and other offboarding.
Oder diese hier:
Thank you for your patience through this transition and for your commitment to the important work you do at Twitter. We are sending you this email to confirm that your employment is NOT impacted by today's workforce reduction.
Throughout the last week, Elon has spent time with a number of employees, customers, partners, policymakers and Twitter users. He is looking forward to comminucating with everyone about his vision for the company soon. We know you likely have a number of questions, and we will have more information to share next week.
In the meantime, please note that until Monday, Birdhouse is temporarily offline, our office buildings are temporarily closed, and all badge access is temporarily suspended. Offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 7th.
Thank you for continuing to demonstrate respect for impacted colleagues as we navigate these changes. As a reminder, we expect you to continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere.
We are looking forward to working with you on Twitter's exciting future.
Zitat Chief Twit Elon Musk has fired off a blunt email to 3,700 Twitter workers telling them they are fired – will remain on the payroll until at least January as he skirts California's tough workers laws.
The world's richest man rocked up at the Baron Investment Conference at the Metropolitan Opera House in Manhattan after posting a furious message to woke users who caused a 'massive drop in revenue' before the purge in staff hit their inboxes.
He said it was 'extremely messed up' and accused them of 'trying to destroy free speech in America' despite what he said were his best efforts to 'appease' the campaigners.
Twitter employees have started to receive the email to let them know whether they are among half the workforce set to be culled on Friday - at 4pm GMT, 12pm EST and 9am PST.
Those who were selected to stay have been informed that the office will remain closed until November 7th, and have been urged to 'refrain from discussing confidential company information.' ... The company has reportedly fired 85 per cent of their employees in India and 90 per cent of those in Asia, with public relations and communications teams down to two people.
According to the Wall Street Journal some staff were told that they would have a separation date in January, rather than February.
They were also informed that they would receive one month’s base pay in severance approximately 45 days after the termination date, in addition to providing instructions for returning company property such as laptops.
It is unclear if employees should expect to receive their year-end bonuses, which historically have been based on individual and company performance.
"Les hommes seront toujours fous; et ceux qui croient les guérir sont les plus fous de la bande." - Voltaire
Zitat BREAKING: Babylon Bee, Jordan Peterson, Kathy Griffin BACK on Twitter
Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted on Friday afternoon, "Kathie Griffin, Jorden Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated. Trump decision has not yet been made."
Elon Musk made a long-awaited announcement on Friday, saying that The Babylon Bee's account had been reinstated on Twitter, along with Canadian psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson. Musk also brought controversial B-celeb Kathy Griffin back to the platform. As to the fate of Donald Trump's Twitter account, that is still up in the air. "Trump decision has not yet been made," Musk said.
"New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach," Musk said. "Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter."
"You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet," he continued.
It could easily be said that the Bee's ban led directly to Elon Musk's plan to buy Twitter. It was after the Bee's very public, and controversial ban that Musk bought enough Twitter shares to become a majority owner, and shortly afterward, Musk made his $44 billion proposal to buy the entire platform.
After Elon Musk bought Twitter, many users hoped that previously banned accounts would be reinstated. Musk promised that lifetime bans would be reversed. Among those accounts users hoped will come back online are Donald Trump, Meghan Murphy, Savanah Hernandez, Project Veritas, James O'Keefe, and Babylon Bee.
Abstimmung? Hätte ich gerne mitgemacht. Hab mich über mein Google-Konto in Twitter angemeldet. Als nächstes kam eine Abfrage zum Geburtstag. Fand ich schon mal übergriffig.
Aber in der GUI konnte ich den Geburtstag nicht direkt eintragen, sondern sollte aus einen Jahreskalender wählen. UND DA KONNTE MAN DIE MONATE NUR JEWEILS EINZELN VOR ODER ZURÜCK KLICKEN. Ich sitze doch nicht eine halbe Stunde vor dem Handy, um ausgehend vom aktuellen Datum die Monate über 600 mal zurückzuklicken.
Wieso musste ich auf diesem Planeten geboren werden? Wer immer für diese Eingabemethode verantwortlich ist: ich empfehle die Einweisung in eine Klinik.
___________________ Verbote sind Freiheit. Meinungen sind Terror. Quoten sind Leistung. Linke Regierung ist Familie. (c) Rot-Grüne Allianz Prophezeiung: 2022, das Jahr in dem in Deutschland der Schleier für alle eingeführt wird. Nennt sich dann "Maske". "Warum halten sie Begriffe wie 'Zigeunersoße' für rassistisch, aber 'Schei** Juden' für harmlos?", Hamed Abdel-Samad
Nur zur Erinnerung: dies sind die beiden letzten Tweets von jemandem, der "zu einem Staatsstreich aufgerufen" hat:
Zitat Donald J. Trump Jan 6, 2021 I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order - respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!
Donald J. Trump Jan 6, 2021 Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcemant. They are truly on the side of our Coutry. Stay peaceful!
Zitat BREAKING: Donald Trump says he 'sees no reason' to go back to Twitter despite Elon Musk's poll to bring him back
"Truth Social has been very, very powerful, very very strong, and I'll be staying there. But I hear we're getting a big vote to also go back on Twitter. I don't see it, because I don't see any reason for it."
45th President Donald Trump addressed questions about Twitter owner Elon Musk's poll on the platform to bring Trump back on. Speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition, live from Mar-a-Lago, he addressed questions about his plans for a second term, but also what so many Americans want to know: will he go back on Twitter if his account is reinstated.
"Twitter is blowing up today," the moderator began. "Elon Musk posted a poll that had over 13 million respondents so far, asking whether or not you should be reinstated on Twitter. My question for you is what do you this about Elon Musk buying Twitter and if you are reinstated, will we see you back on Twitter again?"
"Well I like that he bought it," Trump said, saying Musk is a character, and that he always liked him, and "I tend to like characters."
"He did put up a poll and I hear it's very overwhelming, very strong, but I have something called Trump, if you look you'll see it's Trump-owned, and it's called Truth Social," he said.
"Truth Social is through the roof," he said, "it's doing phenomenally well, the press needs to talk about it, but it's doing phenomenally well. I think engagement is much better than it is with Twitter. And It's taking care of voices that really want to be taken care of, and smart voices, brilliant voices, voices that in many cases are both sides," he said.
"Truth Social has been very, very powerful, very very strong, and I'll be staying there. But I hear we're getting a big vote to also go back on Twitter. I don't see it, because I don't see any reason for it."
He cited the problems Twitter has been facing, including fake accounts and bots, both of which Musk has promised to address.
"Truth Social has taken the place for a lot of people and I don't see them going back on Twitter," he said.
Kim Dotcom @KimDotcom·12h Replying to @elonmusk He should be restored with all of his previous followers intact. Please fix that. If you don’t have the data in the current database just pull it from a backup when his account was still live.
Elon Musk @elonmusk·10h Replying to @KimDotcom Twitter engineering is working on it
Zitat Company Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump By Friday, 8 January 2021
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.
The below is a comprehensive analysis of our policy enforcement approach in this case.
On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump Tweeted:
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
Shortly thereafter, the President Tweeted:
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.
We assessed the two Tweets referenced above under our Glorification of Violence policy, which aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts and determined that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
This determination is based on a number of factors, including:
President Trump’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate and is seen as him disavowing his previous claim made via two Tweets (1, 2) by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino, that there would be an “orderly transition” on January 20th. The second Tweet may also serve as encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending. The use of the words “American Patriots” to describe some of his supporters is also being interpreted as support for those committing violent acts at the US Capitol. The mention of his supporters having a “GIANT VOICE long into the future” and that “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an “orderly transition” and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election. Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021.
As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so.
Zitat Charles Haywood @TheWorthyHouse 1. I will now examine Twitter’s past financials and predict the future from them. I conclude that criticism of @elonmusk is bizarrely off base, because Musk has overnight changed Twitter’s net (profit) margin from negative 20% to approximately plus 28%, more than Apple or Google. 2. I am using annualized percentages based on Twitter’s most recent quarterly filings, for the period ending 6/30/22. These documents are freely available at the SEC’s website. 3. Annual revenue was about $4.4 billion. Annual expenses were slightly more, and fell into four major buckets: cost of revenue; R&D; sales and marketing; and general and administrative. Those are roughly 37%, 26%, 25%, and 12% of total major expenses, respectively 4. According to the company, cash expenses for cost of revenue are essentially infrastructure—hardware and third-party servers, with some employee costs, namely “operations teams.”’ Employee costs include those related to stock and option grants (i.e., non-cash expenses). 5. R&D expenses, on the other hand, “consist primarily of personnel-related costs.” The same is explicitly true of sales and marketing and of general/administrative 6. In other words, the vast majority of 63% of Twitter’s expenses are personnel costs. If we assume “primarily” is 80%, and that 20% of cost of revenue is also personnel costs, 58% of Twitter’s total costs are personnel costs. 7. When Musk took over, Twitter had 7,500 employees. Let’s guess 70% of those have left. Leaving aside pay differentials, that suggests that Twitter’s expenses have, likely permanently, dropped 41% overnight. That makes its new annualized projected profit $1.3 billion. 8. This means Twitter’s net margin, going forward, is now about 28%. By way of comparison, Apple and Google both maintain net margins in the 22 to 25% range. In other words, Twitter is now more profitable than those companies. 9. Your mileage may vary, and this is somewhat of a simplification. But it shows why Musk can win just by firing worthless losers. Yeah, sure, maybe leftist pressure will keep some advertisers away. I doubt it. When the next Current Thing arrives, they’ll be back. 10. But when you change from a negative profit margin to a margin that’s the envy of the tech world, you have a lot of room to screw up. 11. I also note that it is ignorant to say that Musk has loaded up the company with debt. The debt/equity ratio in the deal was roughly 0.3:1, when many deals are done at 1:3, or with NINE TIMES as much debt. 12. Sure, he has to make debt payments. But this isn’t some kind of knife-edge scenario as the ignorant often paint it.
Zitat Elon Musk @elonmusk Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam? Yes 72.4% No 27.6% 3,162,112 votes·Final results 6:46 PM · Nov 23, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
Zitat Elon Musk @elonmusk The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei. 8:58 PM · Nov 24, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
Andrew Gazdecki@agazdecki Replying to @elonmusk This is awesome, any chance to secure handles that go unused?
Elon Musk@elonmusk Replying to @agazdecki Some have simply been abandoned, but vast numbers of handles were consumed by bots/trolls. Aiming to start freeing those up next month. 9:28 PM · Nov 24, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
Zitat Elon Musk confirmed on Wednesday that Twitter has interferred with elections.
In response to a report from Reuters about Twitter's move to free speech under Musk, he replied that "The obvious reality, as long-time users know, is that Twitter has failed in trust & safety for a very long time and has interfered in elections. Twitter 2.0 will be far more effective, transparent and even-handed."
It was only a few days ago that Musk made the announcement that "The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened…"
It has long been believed that Twitter interfered in the 2020 general presidential election in the US by suppressing and censoring the New York Post's bombshell report on revelations of shady international business dealings and influence peddling gleaned from Hunter Biden's laptop.
Musk vowed to make public the internal conversations had at Twitter in 2020 regarding that censorship, which polling later showed did have an effect on the election, as voters said they may not have voted for Joe Biden had they known about the reports of influence peddling in the Biden family. This reporting has been verified by establishment media in recent weeks.
At the time, former FBI agents claimed that the reports were intentional misinformation, and later former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had to apologize in front of Congress for the suppression of the accurate, verified reports.
Zitat Reuters@Reuters·14hOfficial Twitter not safer under Elon Musk, says former head of trust and safety http://reut.rs/3UofKvL
Ξva Fox 🦊Claudius Nero’s Legion 🐺
@EvaFoxU Replying to @Reuters Twitter has shown itself to be not safe for the past 10 years and has lost users’ trust. The past team of "trust and safety” is a disgrace, so it doesn’t have any right to judge what is being done now. They had a chance, but they sold their souls to a corporation. 1:03 PM · Nov 30, 2022
Elon Musk@elonmusk Replying to @EvaFoxU and @Reuters Exactly. The obvious reality, as long-time users know, is that Twitter has failed in trust & safety for a very long time and has interfered in elections.
Twitter 2.0 will be far more effective, transparent and even-handed. 6:22 PM · Nov 30, 2022
Zitat von Ulrich Elkmann im Beitrag #122It was only a few days ago that Musk made the announcement that "The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened…"
Man darf gespannt sein. Dürfte eine ziemliche Bombe werden, wenn er alles veröffentlicht, was da so getrieben wurde. Bin gespannt wie die Medien darauf reagieren...
Falls jemand noch ein paar passende Verse sucht: Jen Fulwiler.
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the city Everyone was exhausted 'cause the year had been ... bad. The women wrote notes to the sound of the crickets Demanding that Santa bring Taylor Swift tickets. Pa with his Xanax and I with my booze Had just settled down for a long winter snooze When out on the lawn there was such a loud clap I took hold of my phone and opened the Ring app. When what to my blood-shot eyes should appear But an electronic sleigh and (somehow) no reindeer With a familiar driver so confident and brusque I knew in a moment it was Elon Musk. "Where are the reindeer?" I said so surprised. "I bought the North Pole, and we have downsized. Santa's in rehab - he had a rough year - He lost all his money in Bitcoin, I fear. Then he and the Mrs. had a big scene When he saw her DMs with Adam Levine. He had no mirth, and the Mrs. had lost hers They both fumed around like Will Smith at the Oscars. They did patch things up, their problems are ghosts, And now they get freaky like CMA hosts. But the elves made no toys, they didn't do prep 'Cause they wasted all summer watching Heard and Depp. Now I bring the gifts, and that's the whole saga 'Cause everything I had was from Balenciaga. We burned all that stuff, to protest the pervs, But now there is not much in the reserves. I had a few shoes that were branded by Yeezy But that would make too many people uneasy. So - sorry to tell you, but under your trees All you will get is Jake Paul NFTs." To start his sleigh a button he tapped, Saying "Gotta go post my Spotify Wrapped." He said one more thing as he faded from view: "Congrats to you all. You survived '22!"
Zitat Jen Fulwiler is on tour@jenfulwiler ’Twas the Night Before Christmas in 2022, featuring @elonmusk 4:59 PM · Dec 2, 2022
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