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Earlier this month, Elon Musk released a portion of Twitter’s algorithm and has since asked netizens to pat him on the back for his contribution to bringing back the old “free speech” of the early days of the internet. As the controversy on Twitter surrounding blue checks being given to dead celebrities, Musk continues to portray himself as disrupting the social media market by being a true advocate for real journalism. The hypocrisy of that is glaring. We discuss what free speech on the internet means, and what role, if any, Musk has in bringing it about.
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About the Author
Rachel Hu is a journalist with “BreakThrough News,” a new independent media project, where she hosts the podcast “It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism.”
She is also a host on WBAI 99.5FM in NYC and has been an anti-war and anti-racist activist with the ANSWER Coalition for the last decade.
Rachel can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Garaffa has been an anti-imperialist and social justice organizer since joining the movement against the Iraq war in 2003.
Chris is a weekly guest on Sputnik Radio’s “By Any Means Necessary,” and co-hosts the podcast “The Reboot,” focusing on the intersection between technology and human rights.
Chris can be reached at: email@example.com.
Michael Hudson says that rich people’s greed isn’t about legacy, it’s about addiction. It’s the first time, 64 Friday that I felt any understanding about the insatiable greed of Jeff Bezos & Co, Inc. I think I’ve had a lot of success in adopting as my own what Nietzsche had Zarathustra say about wealth: It is now as it’s always been. The more you possess, the more you are possessed. Therefore, praised be a moderate poverty.
Censorship, AI and Musk are all a part of the same conversation, and it does not begin with Hugo Chavez having a postmortem blue check mark.
It begins with Eliezer Yudkowsky calling for preemptive airstrikes on GPU’s. And it begins with YE 24.