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  • FORD
    ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

    • Jan 2004
    • 58837

    Is Elon Musk Destroying Twitter On Purpose?

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  • FORD
    ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

    • Jan 2004
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    #2
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    • FORD
      ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

      • Jan 2004
      • 58837

      #3
      Elon Musk Blames The Jews For His Twitter X Flop

      Oy vey.....

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      • Seshmeister
        ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

        • Oct 2003
        • 35223

        #4

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        • Terry
          TOASTMASTER GENERAL
          • Jan 2004
          • 11968

          #5
          Is Twitter even a thing anymore?
          Scramby eggs and bacon.

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          • Nickdfresh
            SUPER MODERATOR

            • Oct 2004
            • 49230

            #6
            Originally posted by Seshmeister
            He was never fucking Henry Ford. Ford for all his flaws invented his mass production. Musk fucking stole it from the other 4-6 founders of Tesla. Musk is kind of like Hitler, he didn't found the party, he just joined it and hijacked everything....

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            • Nickdfresh
              SUPER MODERATOR

              • Oct 2004
              • 49230

              #7
              Elon Musk Saved Russian Navy so They Could Fire Missiles at Civilians Murdering Them

              Elon Musk Acknowledges Withholding Satellite Service to Thwart Ukrainian Attack
              The Starlink satellite internet service, which is operated by Mr. Musk’s rocket company SpaceX, has been a digital lifeline for soldiers and civilians in Ukraine



              A person in military attire sitting in a grassy area with trees and holding curled wires
              A Ukrainian soldier using a Starlink system during military exercises in Ukraine’s Chernihiv region in June.Credit...Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto, via Getty Images

              By Victoria Kim of NY TIMES

              Sept. 8, 2023
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              A top adviser to Ukraine’s president accused Elon Musk of enabling Russian aggression, after the billionaire entrepreneur acknowledged denying satellite internet service in order to prevent a Ukrainian drone attack on a Russian naval fleet last year.

              The Starlink satellite internet service, which is operated by Mr. Musk’s rocket company SpaceX, has been a digital lifeline in Ukraine since the early days of the war for both civilians and soldiers in areas where digital infrastructure has been wiped out.

              On Thursday, CNN reported on an excerpt from Walter Isaacson’s upcoming biography “Elon Musk,” later published by The Washington Post, that said the billionaire had ordered the deactivation of Starlink satellite service near the coast of Crimea last September to thwart the Ukrainian attack. The excerpt said that Mr. Musk had conversations with a Russian official that led him to worry that an attack on Crimea could spiral into a nuclear conflict.

              Later on Thursday, Mr. Musk responded on his social media platform to say that he hadn’t disabled the service but had rather refused to comply with an emergency request from Ukrainian officials to enable Starlink connections to Sevastopol on the occupied Crimean peninsula. That was in effect an acknowledgment that he had made the decision to prevent a Ukrainian attack.

              “The obvious intent being to sink most of the Russian fleet at anchor,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “If I had agreed to their request, then SpaceX would be explicitly complicit in a major act of war and conflict escalation.”

              That drew an angry response from Mykhailo Podolyak, a senior adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. Mr. Musk’s “interference,” he said, had allowed Russia’s naval fleet to continue firing cruise missiles at Ukrainian cities.

              “As a result, civilians, children are being killed. This is the price of a cocktail of ignorance and big ego,” he wrote on X.

              The account in the biography further confirms the ways in which Mr. Musk’s control over Starlink appears to be affecting Ukraine’s military. In July, The New York Times reported on Mr. Musk’s refusal to allow the service to work near Crimea, and the broader challenges Ukrainian officials were facing because of the country’s huge dependence on Starlink.

              Within days of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Mr. Musk sent Starlink terminals to the country in response to public pleas from Ukrainian officials. Throughout the war, the connectivity provided by Starlink has been pivotal for Ukraine to coordinate drone strikes and gather intelligence.

              The more than 42,000 Starlink terminals are also in use by hospitals, businesses and aid organizations across Ukraine.

              But Mr. Musk has repeatedly stoked controversy around access to Starlink, saying last October that he could not “indefinitely” finance Ukraine’s use of Starlink, then abruptly reversing course. The near-total control that he wields over connectivity in the war zone has prompted concern about his influence.

              In February, Ukrainian officials were angered after a SpaceX executive said that Starlink had taken steps to curtail the Ukrainian military’s use of the technology to control drones, a week after Mr. Musk said the company was “not allowing Starlink to be used for long-range drone strikes.” SpaceX has also used a process called geofencing to restrict where Starlink is available on the front lines.

              Because Starlink is a commercial product rather than a traditional defense contractor, Mr. Musk is able to make decisions that may not be aligned with U.S. interests, analysts have said.

              Ukraine, concerned about over-dependence on Starlink, has consulted other satellite internet providers, but no other services come close to its reach, officials have said.

              “Starlink is indeed the blood of our entire communication infrastructure now,” Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s digital minister, told The New York Times in a recent interview.

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              • Rikk
                DIAMOND STATUS
                • Jan 2004
                • 16518

                #8
                Originally posted by Nickdfresh
                He was never fucking Henry Ford. Ford for all his flaws invented his mass production. Musk fucking stole it from the other 4-6 founders of Tesla. Musk is kind of like Hitler, he didn't found the party, he just joined it and hijacked everything....
                I was arguing with some right-wing douchebag who claimed that the term "National Socialist" means that the Nazi party is affiliated with communism and the ultra-left. And that is complete bullshit. Hitler took a brand-name and then turned it into a brand-name (Nazi) that actually stood for a far-right fascist group.

                Henry Ford was both an innovator/genius and also a deplorable anti-Semite. But at least no one would deny that he was an innovator and, on some level, a genius. (He also was a preservationist...his Ford Village and Museum outside Detroit is a true gift to preserving so much of American history & culture.)

                Musk did not really invent anything. He's good at getting attention. He's the Sammy Hagar/salesman of fascistic right-wing shit-stirrers (with lots of money).

                Is he purposefully destroying Twitter (X)? I don't know. I haven't heard a convincing argument for why he's doing all this on purpose...but he's certainly successfully destroying the brand.
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                • Nickdfresh
                  SUPER MODERATOR

                  • Oct 2004
                  • 49230

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Rikk
                  I was arguing with some right-wing douchebag who claimed that the term "National Socialist" means that the Nazi party is affiliated with communism and the ultra-left. And that is complete bullshit. Hitler took a brand-name and then turned it into a brand-name (Nazi) that actually stood for a far-right fascist group.

                  Henry Ford was both an innovator/genius and also a deplorable anti-Semite. But at least no one would deny that he was an innovator and, on some level, a genius. (He also was a preservationist...his Ford Village and Museum outside Detroit is a true gift to preserving so much of American history & culture.)

                  Musk did not really invent anything. He's good at getting attention. He's the Sammy Hagar/salesman of fascistic right-wing shit-stirrers (with lots of money).

                  Is he purposefully destroying Twitter (X)? I don't know. I haven't heard a convincing argument for why he's doing all this on purpose...but he's certainly successfully destroying the brand.
                  Yeah, it's a giant retard trope that rightists use as "I know you are but what am I?" The original tie in is that they used the word socialist just like East Germany and North Korea used the word "democratic" in their official national titles because they were trying to appeal to the working classes and their "socialism" was largely confined to taking ownership of "jew businesses". The original Nazis concept was to blend socialism with extreme nationalism, but they were all murdered off by time of The Night of the Long Knives. There were some diehard "socialist" Nazis just like Ernst Rohm was a diehard Nazi gay guy and leader of the Brownshirts, but they all ended up dead and gays went into the gas chambers. Something that people like Sammy Hagar would have approved of back then had they been German in 1933.

                  Hitler and est., most of the original Nazis, were middle and upper class capitalists and business owners who resented the upper crust of German business elites but in no way actually wanted anything close to the "Jew-Bolsheviks" and their "socialists" appeal came largely out of the Great Depression but ultimately almost all German mainstream parties supported the Nazis, even the capitalist right wing ones. The German Democratic Party (centre'-left and pretty much the equivalent of the US Democratic Party today) is a notable exception. Nazis were very much corporatists, but yes they had a very large seizure of parts of the economy but the owners that towed the line very much stayed put and made lots of money. Germany was in a full war economy almost since the beginning of the Nat'l Socialist takeover in 1933 and was no more "socialist" than the US' war economy starting in 1941, in which the US gov't began planning yet thousands of good capitalists somehow still made billion$. If Donald Trump ever became a full blown dictator, he would pretty much do exactly what many Nazis did and seize assets that he wanted (like Facebook)...

                  If someone thinks the Nazis were "socialists", just watch Schindler's List with a stupid autistic right wing cunt and ask him, "then why did Schindler get rich"? Why were there so many predictable corporatist Germans from BMW, Semens and Krupps that all got rich? Why do modern Nazis, er, "white nationalists," all support Trump?


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                  Last edited by Nickdfresh; 09-09-2023, 07:12 PM.

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                  • Nickdfresh
                    SUPER MODERATOR

                    • Oct 2004
                    • 49230

                    #10
                    Here's a couple resources a bit more scholarly than me: https://jacobin.com/2022/08/nazi-ger...ism-liberalism


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                    • FORD
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                      • Jan 2004
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                      #11
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                      • ZahZoo
                        ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

                        • Jan 2004
                        • 8980

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Terry
                        Is Twitter even a thing anymore?
                        That's a fair question... it has been rebranded as "X" which historically represents an unknown value or thing.

                        So from a certain point of view... the branding change to an unspecified "thing" would cause one to lean toward an affirmative to answer your question. It's now officially a "thing?"...
                        "If you want to be a monk... you gotta cook a lot of rice...”

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                        • Romeo Delight
                          ROCKSTAR

                          • Feb 2005
                          • 5140

                          #13
                          I dunno, this looks like a win for the people having a voice and ridiculous politicians being held to account. We can't really think MSNBC and CNN will help here at all:

                          ChayaRaichik10 (@Chaya Raichik) posted: This smug loser really mocked this citizen journalist and said only “3 people will watch your bullsh*t video.”

                          It now has over 2M views https://x.com/chayaraichik10/status/...0hVmJwYyUCzbEQ
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                          • Nickdfresh
                            SUPER MODERATOR

                            • Oct 2004
                            • 49230

                            #14
                            EU warns Elon Musk over ‘disinformation’ on X about Hamas attack

                            EU warns Elon Musk over ‘disinformation’ on X about Hamas attack
                            Failing to moderate content such as fake news could incur fine of 6% of X revenues or EU blackout under new laws


                            Lisa O'Carroll in Brussels
                            @lisaocarroll
                            Tue 10 Oct 2023 18.14 EDT

                            The EU has issued a warning to Elon Musk over the alleged disinformation about the Hamas attack on Israel, including fake news and “repurposed old images”, on X, which was formerly known as Twitter.

                            The letter arrives less than two months after sweeping new laws regulating content on social media seen in the EU came into force under the Digital Services Act.

                            If Musk, the owner of X, does not comply he can face a fine of 6% of his revenues from X or a total blackout in the EU.

                            Thierry Breton, the commissioner responsible for the act, wrote to Musk to urge him to ensure “a prompt, accurate, and complete response” to the request to contact Europol, the EU police enforcement agency, and “relevant law enforcement agencies” within the next 24 hours.

                            Breton reminded Musk that he needed to have “proportionate and effective mitigation measures to tackle the risks to public security and civic discourse stemming from disinformation”.

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                            “Following the terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas against Israel, we have indications your platform is being used to disseminate illegal content and disinformation in the EU,” wrote Breton.

                            “Public media and civil society organisations widely report instances of fake and manipulated images and facts circulating on your platform in the EU, such as repurposed old images of unrelated armed conflicts or military footage that actually originated from video games. This appears to be manifestly false or misleading information,” he said.

                            “Let me remind you that the Digital Services Act sets very precise obligations regarding content moderation,” Breton said, adding that changes in X’s public interest policies raised questions about his compliance to the new rules.

                            Musk quit a voluntary code of practice set up by the EU earlier this year to enable social media companies to put in place systems to comply with the new laws. Facebook, Google, TikTok and other companies are participating in the code of practice and are removing disinformation under the new rules.

                            He responded to Breton on X saying: “Please list the violations you allude to on X, so that the public can see them.”

                            In a reference to the law’s requirement that platforms regulate their own content under the new laws Breton replied: “Up to you to demonstrate that you walk the talk.”

                            Breton’s strongly worded letter told Musk: “First, you need to be very transparent and clear on what content is permitted under your terms and consistently and diligently enforce your own policies. This is particularly relevant when it comes to violent and terrorist content that appears to circulate on your platform. Your latest changes in public interest policies that occurred over night left many European users uncertain.

                            “Second, when you receive notices of illegal content in the EU, you must be timely, diligent and objective in taking action and removing the relevant content when warranted. We have, from qualified sources, reports about potentially illegal content circulating on your service despite flags from relevant authorities.”

                            Under the new laws social media companies must respond to complaints about illegal content within 24 hours. They can dispute complaints by users, but there is an appeal process for consumers.

                            There are concerns in Brussels that Twitter is not responding within 24 hours to complaints about disinformation or other illegal content such as hate speech within the required time.

                            Breton asked Musk to “urgently ensure that your systems are effective” and to report back immediately to the EU over the crisis measures he has taken.

                            “Given the urgency, I also expect you to be in contact with the relevant law enforcement authorities and Europol, and ensure that you respond promptly to their requests,” Breton added.

                            In its briefings to press on the Digital Services Act, the EU has explained that those who are not participating in the voluntary code of practice will not be eligible to argue “mitigating” factors if it comes to punitive measures taken in Brussels.

                            Breton told Musk: “We will include your answer in our assessment file on your compliance with the DSA. I remind you that following the opening of a potential investigation and a finding of non-compliance, penalties can be imposed.”

                            X came under scrutiny in the past few days after concerns were raised about fake posts and Elon Musk’s recommendation of war coverage from accounts that have made false claims or antisemitic comments.

                            Musk recommended two accounts on Sunday, writing: “For following the war in real-time, @WarMonitors and @sentdefender are good. It is also worth following direct sources on the ground. Please add interesting options in the replies below.”

                            The Guardian LINK

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                            • Romeo Delight
                              ROCKSTAR

                              • Feb 2005
                              • 5140

                              #15
                              It's a huge problem for sure for X. I still think it's better now than before. At least now, we can determine (at some point) who is full of BS. How can you do that when you have people not only with fingers on the scale, but there is no scale? Its one prescribed and Gov't dictated narrative.
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