There are no dull moments on Twitter anymore thanks to Elon Musk’s takeover of the ubiquitous social media platform, with the billionaire investor and Tesla CEO figuring out new ways to further trigger the left every day and conservatives watching it all play out while trying in vain to suppress the maniacal “how does it feel?” Vincent Price-esque laughter that threatens to bubble to the surface.
This past weekend was no exception to the rule, with Musk noting that despite the activist left’s ongoing attempts at trying to cancel both him and Twitter that new sign-ups are at an all-time high, with daily active minutes also reportedly at record levels and “hate speech” impressions said to be decreasing:
Slides from my Twitter company talk pic.twitter.com/8LLXrwylta
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 27, 2022
The number of new users registered on Twitter is at the highest level in the history of the platform. In addition, their daily active minutes are at an all-time high, while the amount of hate speech has decreased#Twitter https://t.co/7e3Dad7yyX
— Ξva Fox 🦊Claudius Nero’s Legion 🐺 (@EvaFoxU) November 28, 2022
Amazingly enough, Musk and Twitter appear to have accomplished this even with staffing numbers greatly reduced thanks to sporadic layoffs and the tantrum-like walk-outs that occurred earlier this month.
“It’s Monday, November 28. And Twitter is not only still alive, but thriving,” The Hill media columnist Joe Concha mused, seemingly in response to the news.
George Washington University law school professor Jonathan Turley, who has never been shy in his spot-on criticisms of pro-censorship forces on the left, responded accordingly to Musk’s announcement by roasting President Biden, who infamously declared just after the 2022 midterm elections and after being asked if he felt that Musk was a “threat to U.S. national security” that Musk’s supposed joint acquisition of Twitter was “worthy of being looked at” by federal investigators.
President Biden however, has denounced Musk as a guy who “goes out and buys an outfit that spews lies all across the world.” He then claimed “There are no editors anymore. There are no editors anymore.”
The President the added:
“How do people know the truth? What do they — how do they make — make a distinction between fact and fiction? There’s so much — so much going on. And we’re in the middle of this.”
Indeed, perish the thought that citizens might be left to pursue the truth on their own without the government or surrogates in the media framing it for them. How could we possibly “know the truth” without our social media overlords?
Apparently, millions each day are signing up to do precisely that.
As for Musk, he is predicting one billion users in a year. What a nightmare for many in Washington . . . one billion people discussing contemporary issues freely . . . without “editors” telling them what “the truth is.”
Whenever discussions about “misinformation” and “disinformation” take place, always remember that those who harp on the most about the dangers of both are usually the same ones who are the worst offenders (usually leftists) when it comes to mangling the facts, deliberately and otherwise. Not only that, but their real issue is actually with the free flow of information and how to better control it because not doing so might cause ordinary citizens like you and me to think differently and to question the government, and we can’t have that now, can we?