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Musk boosts Twitter’s right-wing appeal with moderation changes, ‘Twitter Files’

David Weinberger discusses the shift in Twitter’s appeal to the right following Musk’s takeover.

“It’s easy to understand why the right is overall so happy with what Musk has done to Twitter,” said David Weinberger, an affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. “Particularly with extremist viewpoints, Twitter gets messages out. It validates viewpoints, the beliefs of the extreme right. Musk does not actually understand free speech or the dynamics of the internet and is missing the point of what conversations [online] are.”

Read more in The Hill.

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