How Elon Musk’s fanboys are trying to discredit Mastodon

A misleading blog article about Mastodon is currently going viral among Elon Musk's fanboys and in right-wing circles - most recently in a publication by Ex-Bild editor-in-chief Julian Reichelt. This is disinformation with a sort of mastodon pizzagate that fits perfectly with QAnon's conspiracy ideology. A comment. The hope is probably that something gets stuck. (icon picture) An … Continue reading How Elon Musk’s fanboys are trying to discredit Mastodon

How Twitter dies a brain death – a swan song

Elon Musk is becoming the mouthpiece of the radical right. Twitter's heart is still beating, but the brain isn't working anymore. People rarely die from one second to the next. Rather, death is a process of switching off that can last for minutes: the heart stops beating, breathing stops, and the organs gradually stop working. The brain stops … Continue reading How Twitter dies a brain death – a swan song

Twitter temporarily bans linking to Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon

A ban on linking to competing services on Twitter was apparently withdrawn hours later. Now Elon Musk wants to know if he should remain CEO. After a tumultuous weekend, Twitter was temporarily banned from linking to accounts on certain social networks — including Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon — as of Sunday night. After severe criticism on and … Continue reading Twitter temporarily bans linking to Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon

Attention, new rule: Elon Musk prohibits sharing a location on Twitter

To justify the suspension of the account which shared in real time the history of the journeys of his private jet, Elon Musk announced a modification of the rules of Twitter. In the name of “individual safety,” one may be suspended for posting the location of a personality or object on Twitter. Who said "censorship"? Can we … Continue reading Attention, new rule: Elon Musk prohibits sharing a location on Twitter

Twitter suspends account that tracks Elon Musk’s private jet

Twitter, now owned by Elon Musk, has suspended ElonJet, a Twitter account that tracked the movements of Elon Musk's private jet. The account following those of Jeff Bezos' plane has not been suspended. A disturbing coincidence? After two and a half years of existence, the Twitter account entitled ElonJet has just been suspended on December 14, 2022, … Continue reading Twitter suspends account that tracks Elon Musk’s private jet

Twitter abruptly disbands Trust & Safety Council, Musk attacks ex-employee

There is no peace on Twitter: a committee that was supposed to give tips for improving the platform has now been dissolved. Elon Musk is harshly criticized. Shortly before a meeting, Twitter dissolved the Trust & Safety Council, which was supposed to provide an external perspective on dealing with hate, child abuse, and self-harm, among other … Continue reading Twitter abruptly disbands Trust & Safety Council, Musk attacks ex-employee

Elon Musk warns Twitter will release 1.5 billion unused handles

Elon Musk has a new wish for Twitter: that pseudonyms that have not been used for some time on the social network can be redistributed to active people who would like to have them. Elon Musk announces new policy on Twitter. Soon, the social network will release the pseudonyms of 1.5 billion accounts in order to … Continue reading Elon Musk warns Twitter will release 1.5 billion unused handles

Twitter: Right-wing extremists see Musk as an ally, anti-fascists will be banned

While Elon Musk expresses himself in such a way that right-wing extremists recognize themselves in it, anti-fascists fly off Twitter. The user base is obviously changing. While Twitter's problem with far-right extremists has worsened since Elon Musk took over, several anti-fascist and journalistic US accounts have been blocked in recent days. This was compiled by the magazines … Continue reading Twitter: Right-wing extremists see Musk as an ally, anti-fascists will be banned

Elon Musk’s “Voice of God”: general amnesty for blocked Twitter accounts

Follower power new: Musk lets his followers make fundamental decisions. According to him, there are countless bots among them. A comment. Starting next week, all blocked Twitter accounts will be released, provided they have not broken the law or have not distinguished themselves by "egregious spam". This was announced by Twitter owner Elon Musk. How it is determined en … Continue reading Elon Musk’s “Voice of God”: general amnesty for blocked Twitter accounts

Twitter: Musk announces colored verification hooks and end of layoffs

Twitter's new boss wants to prevent fake accounts, and verification hooks may come in different colors. Meanwhile, the pressure on advertisers is increasing. A new system for account verification is only to be introduced on Twitter when false identity information can be prevented with a high level of reliability. This was explained by the new Twitter boss … Continue reading Twitter: Musk announces colored verification hooks and end of layoffs