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These are not businesses, they are temporary instruments of power
When Peter Thiel left the Board of Facebook, the writing was on the wall. Without the support of Thiel’s network, Facebook, now Meta, cannot make any money. It’s down 70% from its highs and it will continue to drop off the face of the earth.
No one wants to be on Facebook anymore. This will be 3D MySpace soon. Zuck spent $10 billion on VR, which, as someone who has been pioneering VR for 25 years, is an absolutely insane and asinine project. They are doing it all wrong — as I told them from the beginning. 🤷♂️
For many years, Facebook was the easiest place to radicalize people, especially during the 2016 election. But it was very sloppy and let Cambridge Analytica use and abuse it to help put Trump in power. As it grew to be one of the biggest companies in the world, the scrutiny became intense and it had to do basic moderation and add rudimentary security.
This turned off Peter Thiel who only saw it as a way to collect personal information about users and psyop them with it. Thiel wants maximum radicalization and he wasn’t getting it on Facebook anymore, which is why he took over Rumble, turned it into a Kremlin propaganda monster, and is pulling in Truth Social as well.
Now Elon is “Chief Twit” — his title is the only thing he’s gotten right in years. He will merge it with Rumble any minute now.
Musk is going to turn Twitter into a raging dumpster fire with no moderation. He will bring back Trump, Flynn and every sickening QAnon LARP, and he will happily censor anyone he doesn’t like.
I think he genuinely believes he’s going to be able to turn it into a good business but he just spent $45 billion on a creaky, broken tech stack, a bunch of pissed off and largely feckless employees, and most importantly, a window of time to brainwash as many people as possible before everyone runs away.
This is about power, not money. Unfortunately for Elon Musk, his edgelord routine is wearing really thin. Who wants to stick around for this “Twit” to explode this company too?
I hope no one supports this psychopath by staying as he tries to turn Twitter into his personal Martian Apartheid.
The unfortunate reality is that our entire social media ecosystem has been put together by cryptofascist tech bros who believe everyone should be in their cult. It has never been about money, it has always been about power.
#DeleteFacebook #EvacuateTwitter #ArrestMikeFlynn
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