The problem with Twitter is not its management, its Trust & Safety Council, or its anti-free speech policy. The problem is that MPAI (Most People Are Idiots) and social media magnifies their idiocy. Consider the following exchange on Gab, after Andrew Torba reposted my comment about Jordan Peterson and other Pied Pipers of the Right.
Elon Musk is not, and will never be, one of “the good guys”. Neither is Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, or any other figurehead elevated and propped up by the wicked corpocracy. When will morons on the right stop falling for the same charade?
@voxday I love it when people say stuff like this then offer zero examples to back up their reasoning. And then when someone says something contrary to the OP the response is “you’re retarded.” That doesn’t make anyone believe what you’ve said; even if @a reposts your vague statement.
@rurallifemurica @a First, I’ve published an entire book exposing Jordan Peterson, and written dozens of posts documenting political frauds from Bill O’Reilly to Ben Shapiro. Literally 3 seconds of effort on your part were required, but you couldn’t even manage that. Second, since you are observably incapable of having your mind changed by information, there is absolutely no point in providing you with more detailed information. Rhetoric is all you speak, so rhetoric is all you get. Third, you’re retarded.
The fact that most people are limited to rhetorical communication and lurch from one position to another on the basis of their emotional manipulation by external sources is why social media is ultimately just another societal management tool for the elite. A recent study that paid inveterate Fox News watchers to watch CNN for an extended of period of time demonstrated, contrary to the study’s hypothesis, that the views of those watchers changed considerably in response to what is, quite literally, the programming of their minds.
Any platform that wishes to remain functional on a dialectic level will find it necessary to limit access to it, or it will rapidly descend into precisely the same morass of moronics that engulfs every popular social media platform, regardless of its orientation and policies. This is why we harbor no desire to open up either SocialGalactic or comments on other platforms to the public.
As one SGer observed, “It’s not an echo chamber. It’s a high-pass IQ filter.”