How to Fight Back Against Elon Musk and Late-Stage Twitter
Heidi Siegmund Cuda on how Musk is wrecking the social media platform and how its remaining users can still resist
I have often said that despair is the enemy of action. In an information war, it is our duty to rise above the curated unreality, to remain a staunch ally of truth. And yet, propaganda affects everyone.
Consider this, it is being promoted as a coup that such a high-profile attendee as Elon Musk will be joining Rishi Sunak’s AI Safety Summit in Bletchley Park on Thursday, at the end of which a live conversation between the two will be broadcast live from Downing Street on Musk’s social media platform.
But Musk, whose platform formerly known as Twitter is worth less than half what he paid for it a year ago, is being continually exposed as a frontman for disaster in his destruction of Twitter, all while being the subject of escalating legal challenges.
As Sunak celebrates his “coup” with a strange GIF, the truth is more grim. And you see, the truth is thing. The reality distortion field is big business.
Canadian Academic Michael MacKay told Byline Supplement that the summit “is sure to be a disaster”
“Both men are clueless about artificial intelligence. They can provide no insight, but only obscure the real issue – which is the opportunity but also the threat that artificial intelligence presents to a free and open civil society,” he said.
Dr Charles Kriel, a filmmaker and digital rights activist, was equally scathing: “A gathering on any topic hosted by two of the world’s most tone-deaf men is unlikely to produce anything of value for working families, nor to keep their children safe. Perhaps they should have invited Trump along as well.”
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