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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).

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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.

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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

https://old.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/10j8pbr/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.