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August 1st: Take the day off from the site formerly known as Twitter Day. (Original Post) Tomconroy Jul 2023 OP
and, according to some articles I've seen posted lapfog_1 Jul 2023 #1
There are many Twitters Emrys Jul 2023 #4
I never signed up... 2naSalit Jul 2023 #2
In the last few days, the only responses on Bettie Jul 2023 #3
sample post from journa.host (a mastodon server)... Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2023 #5
I found Mastadon so confusing Bettie Jul 2023 #6
I don't expect any reduction in the number of retweets...err...reXes posted here EYESORE 9001 Jul 2023 #7


(29,194 posts)
1. and, according to some articles I've seen posted
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 06:56 AM
Jul 2023

not only another right wing hate site... apparently a new haven for child porn.

I don't use X-twit, so I cannot attest to that.


(7,225 posts)
4. There are many Twitters
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 08:31 AM
Jul 2023

Mine is certainly not a right-wing hate site because I block on sight anyone likely to come out with that crap. I generally check out people whose politics would fit in with many on DU, only from a wider range of backgrounds and outlooks. If I look for right-wing bollocks, I'll no doubt find it - just as would have been the case at any point in the time I've been visiting it over the years. That's not why I use the site. I'd know far less about politics etc. in my home country Scotland without Twitter, and would have to rely on the MSM for usually very belated coverage of what's happening on the ground and in wider politics concerning Ukraine without it.

As for "new haven", Twitter's enforcement of its rules has never been great or particularly consistent even before Musk took over. Jack Dorsey only got around to tackling antisemitism on the site three or so years ago, for example.

The only material of anything resembling child porn I've seen was on one of the hashtags and was an alleged video of Hunter Biden that was doing the rounds supposedly showing him up to something. I didn't dwell on it beyond reporting it and it was too indistinct to show anything much without squinting really hard and using some imagination (which I didn't bother doing), so I can't testify what it actually showed.


(16,083 posts)
3. In the last few days, the only responses on
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 08:13 AM
Jul 2023

any of the people I normally read are just right wing trolls being horrible (that's redundant, isn't it?).

Wish the alternatives were more active, but one of them will get there eventually.


(16,083 posts)
6. I found Mastadon so confusing
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 08:36 AM
Jul 2023

it is hard to find anything...but I will give it another shot.

I really like Spoutable, but it's quiet there.


(25,913 posts)
7. I don't expect any reduction in the number of retweets...err...reXes posted here
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 10:18 AM
Jul 2023

The would does not begin and end with that site.

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