The US inteligence agencies monitor hundreds of millions of tweets every day (a process known as scraping) to know who their enemies are and to use their friends at Google to throttle these voices on the internet.
Now Elon Musk has turned the tables on these mega-users. He’s put the following limits on reading tweets:
– Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts/day
– Unverified accounts to 600 posts/day
– New unverified accounts to 300/day
Now notice, these bots reading Twitter probably aren’t even verified accounts paying Elon his eight bucks a month.
So they can only read 600 posts a day. And if they open new shell accounts those accounts can only read 300.
The feds are going to have fit.
H/T to Tim for this excellent meme:
Taibbi is a lefty who actually believes in the constitution. And by all appearances is an honest man. Such a rare bird.
In this essay he traces the origins of the information state and shows how Americans may have had enough of it.
But has it had enough of us? Taibbi may be a bit too optimistic about his lefty comrades and their willingness to let go of power.
It just doesn’t get any funnier than this.
The Department of Homeland Security’s much criticized disinformation governance board is being paused after concerns it would infringe free speech and complaints about its executive director.
Less than a month after President Joe Biden’s administration touted the initiative, DHS has suspended the board, pending a review, with the future of its leader, Nina Jankowicz, still undecided.
“Nina Jankowicz has been subjected to unjustified and vile personal attacks and physical threats,” a DHS spokesperson told the Washington Post Wednesday. “In congressional hearings and in media interviews, the Secretary has repeatedly defended her as eminently qualified and underscored the importance of the Department’s disinformation work, and he will continue to do so.”
This is wonderful. An awful government entity has been literally mocked out of existence. Now let’s get busy working on the Education Department. And while we’re at it let’s see if we can get Pete Buttigieg sent home too.