As you know, Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is being viewed as troubling by all the right people, and NBC News has decided to go to some “experts” to explain why bad things might happen as a result of the sale:
Experts say Twitter’s trust and safety team could lose steam under its new owner. https://t.co/EM7RlSZIhJ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 26, 2022
That story is rich on multiple levels, starting here:
Their Trust and Safety Team has been pretty like a Target and Silence Team … it can’t get any worse. https://t.co/TxZn5zZ1ad
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) April 27, 2022
Can it get more Orwellian than “trust and safety team”?
Apparently there’s a dearth of expertise.
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) April 27, 2022
'Experts say' is probably the most meaningless phrase in the English language right now. https://t.co/09kDCESNTT
— Marsoon Trempley (@MTrempley) April 27, 2022
Are there a lot of trust and safety team “experts” out there? Apparently.
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) April 27, 2022
Guess who’s one of the “experts” cited in the NBC News story?
Numerous experts, politicians and advocates, from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to Adam Conner, vice president for technology policy at the Center for American Progress, are already starting conversations about how platform moderation could change with Musk at the helm, and what it could mean for society.
“Musk purchasing Twitter is dangerous for our democracy,” Warren said. “It means one billionaire decides how millions of people will have an opportunity to communicate with each other.”
Ah yes, the well-known and completely objective social media algorithm expert Elizabeth Warren. NBC News even included her tweet in their story:
This deal is dangerous for our democracy. Billionaires like Elon Musk play by a different set of rules than everyone else, accumulating power for their own gain. We need a wealth tax and strong rules to hold Big Tech accountable.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 25, 2022
Brianna Wu is another “expert” featured in NBC News’ story.
"ExPeRtS"…is an odd title to bestow upon Wu and Warren…but NBC gonna be NBC and be an echo chamber for the Democratic party, their allies and their agenda.
— Rinto (@Go_Rinto) April 27, 2022
“Experts” in partisan Left-wing politics. More fine “journalism” from NBC News.