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Monday, November 28, 2022

Elon Musk called up the chief executives of companies that pulled advertising spending from Twitter to complain, the Financial Times reported.

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Elmo suspends security expert for revealing that 5.4 million twitter users' data has been leaked online.

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#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-11-28 07:40 AM | Reply

I used to be so impressed with Musk-what an bullying idiot he has turned into, besotted by his wealth I suppose.

#2 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-11-28 10:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Wealth shows a person for what they are. Good people become more themselves with great wealth. Likewise -------- just show more of their ass. Musk was always a piece of ----. It's just more obvious now.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-28 10:53 AM | Reply

I would have loved to hear the call with Eli Lilly after the free insulin Tweet took billions off their market cap!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-28 11:08 AM | Reply

Leftists are concerned their lies will be debunked so they've decided to be vandals.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-11-28 11:35 AM | Reply

If the site traffic maintains they will be back.

#6 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-11-28 11:37 AM | Reply

Elon (and his magafans) should call 1-800-wha-aaaa!!

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-28 11:40 AM | Reply

"I used to be so impressed with Musk"

Me too. Some of us are apparently able to learn from our mistakes and can to change our minds.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-28 11:42 AM | Reply

Imagine his face on the cowardly lion from Wizard of Oz. I'm imagining a lot of whimpering.

#9 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2022-11-28 11:47 AM | Reply

Wealth shows a person for what they are. Good people become more themselves with great wealth. Likewise -------- just show more of their ass. Musk was always a piece of ----. It's just more obvious now.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer

Bingo. Now apply that principle to putin.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-11-28 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Elon is proving that while he is mathematically smart,
socially, he is still a teen/child.

I'll fire you, unless you commit to horrendous hours of work!

Quit my business will you, well I will call you up and berate you!

Not the acts of an adult...

#11 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-11-28 01:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

One might say the difference between intelligence and wisdom.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-28 01:10 PM | Reply

If the site traffic maintains they will be back.

#6 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

If a frog had wings it wouldn't bump his arse all the time either.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-28 01:17 PM | Reply

@#6 ... If the site traffic maintains they will be back. ...

That depends upon the site traffic...

Twitter staff cuts enabled spam porn deluge that drowned out China protest news
arstechnica.com

...This weekend, widespread protests erupted in China in what amounted to "the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades," AP News reported. Many protesters attempted to document events live to spread awareness and inspire solidarity across Twitter. Demonstrations were so powerful that Chinese authorities actually seemed to cave, appeasing some of the protesters' demands by easing the severe lockdown restrictions that sparked the protests.

This could have been a moment that showed how Twitter under Elon Musk is still a relevant breaking-news source, still a place where free speech demonstrations reach the masses, and thus, still the only place to track escalating protests like these. Instead, The Washington Post reported that a flood of "useless tweets" effectively buried live footage from protests. This blocked users from easily following protest news, while Twitter seemingly did nothing to stop what researchers described as an apparent Chinese influence operation.

For hours, these tweets dropped Chinese city names where protests occurred into posts that were mostly advertising pornography and adult escort services. And it worked, preventing users attempting to search city names in Chinese from easily seeing updates on the protests. Researchers told The Post that the tweets were posted from a range of Chinese-language accounts that hadn't been used for months or even years. The tweets began appearing early Sunday, shortly after protesters started calling for Communist Party leaders to resign....


#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-28 02:19 PM | Reply

Related...

Elon Musk says Apple has threatened to withhold Twitter' from the App Store
www.theverge.com

...Elon Musk claims that Apple has threatened to "withhold" Twitter from the iOS App Store for unknown reasons. The news follows a tweet where Musk said Apple had "mostly stopped advertising" on the platform and a poll asking whether Apple should "publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers." Apple did not immediately comment on Musk's claim....

"...Elon Musk claims..." --- I wonder if it really happened and, if it did, what the real reason might be?


#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-28 02:23 PM | Reply

"Twitter staff cuts enabled spam porn deluge that drowned out China protest news"

Now that's the kind of First Amendment Freedom of Speech that JeffJ and Elon can really get behind!

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-28 04:21 PM | Reply

Researchers told The Post that the tweets were posted from a range of Chinese-language accounts that hadn't been used for months or even years. Researchers told The Post that the tweets were posted from a range of Chinese-language accounts that hadn't been used for months or even years.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter
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Who knew that enabling past accounts that had been banned and allowed to come back active would have resulted in such behavior? /s

#17 | Posted by BBQ at 2022-11-28 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Elon Musk Personally Complains to CEOs of Companies who Pulled Twitter Ads"

Bad timing on Musk's part:

Millions of Twitter users hacked in 'colossal' security breach

Twitter says it 'deeply regrets' private data leak

www.yahoo.com

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-28 08:08 PM | Reply

I hope Elon's plan was to totally destroy Twitter because he's doing a bang up job of it:

Twitter failed to detect upload of Christchurch mosque terror attack videos

Footage was taken down only after the New Zealand government alerted Twitter, which had failed to pick up the content as harmful

Twitter has removed freshly uploaded footage of the Christchurch terror attack that was circulating on the platform, but only after the New Zealand government alerted the company, which had failed to recognise the content as harmful.

The video clips, filmed by the Australian white supremacist who murdered 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch in 2019, were uploaded by some Twitter users on Saturday, according to the office of the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern.

A spokesperson for the prime minister said Twitter's automated reporting function didn't pick up the content as harmful.


www.theguardian.com

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-11-28 08:14 PM | Reply

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#20 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-28 10:11 PM | Reply

I've worked in business all my life I learned long ago that whining, and that is what Musk's calls amount to, just reduces the level of respect the person you choose to whine to just reduces the respect for the whiner. Musk demonstrarates daily what a rotal douche bag he really is. When you do things like that you never reover the respect you lost.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2022-11-29 07:22 AM | Reply

Elon Musk's job cuts decimated Twitter team tackling child sexual abuse
indianexpress.com

...Unlike other types of egregious content that violate Twitter's rules, it's illegal for the platform to host child sexual abuse material and, depending on the country, there are requirements to take down and report material within specific time limits.

Elon Musk has dramatically reduced the size of the Twitter Inc. team devoted to tackling child sexual exploitation on the platform, cutting the global team of experts in half and leaving behind an overwhelmed skeleton crew, people familiar with the matter said.

The team now has fewer than 10 specialists to review and escalate reports of child sexual exploitation, three people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified for fear of retaliation. At the beginning of the year, Twitter had a team of about 20, they said.

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Twitter didn't respond to a request for comment....


#22 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-29 11:35 AM | Reply

"Advertise on my platform or I'll publicly call you out for my cult and trump's cult to boycott your product."

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-11-29 05:27 PM | Reply

Leftists are concerned their lies will be debunked so they've decided to be vandals.

#5 | Posted by visitor_

Taking your business elsewhere is VANDALISM?

What a drama queen.

What lies? That biden won 2020? That climate change and covid are real? That trump stole classified documents and attempted a coup? That he colluded with putin? That he got paid off by the saudis? That he paid hush money to a porn star? That he blackmailed ukraine for personal gain?

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-11-29 05:31 PM | Reply

Leftists are concerned their lies will be debunked so they've decided to be vandals.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-11-28 11:35 AM | Reply

If the site traffic maintains they will be back.

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#25 | Posted by billy_boy at 2022-11-29 07:08 PM | Reply

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