End of year: The year in Twitter/X aka Musk's mess

The year in Twitter. Oh sorry, the year in X

Elon Musk's tenure has been a disaster.

On Dec 12, 2023 by Claire Goforth

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Deplatformed: Conservatives think a Chevy ad shows they are ‘winning the culture war’ 

The ad is going viral in conservative circles as proof that wokeness doesn’t sell. 

On Dec 8, 2023 by David Covucci

Twitter only has about a dozen people moderating half of Europe

Report shows that Twitter only has a handful of moderators for languages spoken by millions

‘About 90% of trust and safety content moderation staff are English-speaking.'

On Dec 4, 2023 by Leqi Zhong

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People are debunking the bold claims Elon Musk made in massive advertising lawsuit—in real-time on his own site

'how could there not be an ad blacklist for some of this stuff???'

On Nov 21, 2023 by Katherine Huggins

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Nikki Haley demands ban on anonymous social media accounts while on influential anonymous conservative poster’s podcast

'Flagrant violation of the Constitution.'

On Nov 15, 2023 by Katherine Huggins

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‘it was a good run’: ChatGPT’s new Turbo update just destroyed cottage industry of developers piggybacking on AI’s success

The updates could spell the end for cheap 'wrapper' tools built on top of the language model

On Nov 6, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

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Struggle Sessions

"The same psychological tactics Mao used is now here"

On Oct 27, 2023 by David Covucci

Motaz Azaiza wearing Press flak vest and helmet in ruins

A bombing in Gaza killed an influencer’s family—Instagram responded by suspending his account

Social media policies are being enforced unevenly, activists say.

On Oct 24, 2023 by Ernie Piper

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‘Guys, it’s not worth it’: Indeed, Glassdoor jobseeker says her digital footprint came back to haunt her

'Reason number 45 to never put my legal name on the internet.'

On Oct 17, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

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’40 days and one of us will take it’: Customer leaves their phone at Whataburger. So the workers post a video on her story

'Would trust them w/ my life tbh.'

On Oct 17, 2023 by Jack Alban

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Is Trump a baby-killing Molech?

These platforms won’t break out if they don’t ditch the old X tropes and develop a new, unique digital ecosystem.

On Oct 6, 2023 by David Covucci

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‘Just part of your resume’: Professional athletes now must work on their social media game as well as their game

Today’s professional players have to think about how they show up online—and how they represent their identities.

On Sep 28, 2023 by Jon Arnold

woman holding mirror in front of annoyed groups of people in front of red and blue background, representing 'main character syndrome'

What is ‘main character syndrome’?

Some are worried that this behavior may be unhealthy.

On Sep 27, 2023 by Colette Fountain

Blonde woman shares what blue collar men do

The wives of blue collar men are revealing too much

These blue collar wives are martyrizing themselves for putting up with bad treatment from their husbands… for what?

On Sep 27, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

A U.S. Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (Lightning II) jet flying.

‘Like a lost cat’: U.S. military can’t find fighter jet on autopilot after actual pilot ejected

The military wants you to call them if you happen to spot their $75 million jet.

On Sep 18, 2023 by Katherine Huggins