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The symptoms of Twitter Poisoning
« on: January 23, 2023, 05:09:24 PM »
Jaron Lanier, referring to Trump, Musk, and Ye (aka Kanye).

What do I think are the symptoms of Twitter poisoning? There is a childish insecurity, where before there was pride. Instead of being above it all, like traditional strongmen throughout history, the modern social media-poisoned alpha male whines and frets. This works because his followers are similarly poisoned and can relate so well.

These observations should inform our concerns about TikTok. The most devastating way China might use TikTok is not to misdirect our elections or to prefer pro-China posts, but to generally ramp up social media disease, so as to make Americans more divided, less able to talk to one another and less able to put up a coordinated, unified front.


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Re: The symptoms of Twitter Poisoning
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 06:44:36 PM »
> followers are similarly poisoned

And his fanboys will still defend him

I replied with that because of the title --fanbois are a big part of the problem. They tend to bolster posts and give them legs.  I quit the Rivian /r because the continuous fanboi cheering made it hard to find authoritative info.