Twitter on Thursday evening banned the accounts of several high-profile journalists from the nation's top news organizations, marking a significant attempt by new owner and self-described free speech absolutist Elon Musk to wield his unilateral authority over the platform to censor the press.
You are not logged in. However you can subscribe from another Fediverse account, for example Lemmy or Mastodon. To do this, paste the following into the search field of your instance: !firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscribe to see more stories about technology on your homepage
The only reason CNN is reporting about this is because their own “journalists” were affected for once. Julian Assange, a real journalist is being tortured and they couldnt care less.
I also loved how liberal line was that these are private companies that can decide who is allowed to use their platforms, anybody who doesn’t like it is free to make their own platform, and so on. I wonder what changed all of a sudden. 🤔
i thought that was the conservative line?
Both liberals and conservatives use it whenever it suits their interests. When it comes to social media though, it’s very much dominated by the neoliberal establishment.
neither are friends of mine