3 HN points
08 Nov 22
There is a lot to say and guess when it comes to Elon Musk’s Twitter. However, the most transcendental point for me is this alleged need for the platform as a ‘town square’ that is based on an idealisation of the democratisation of the media. In countries with some level of freedom of speech, digital media provide a space to previously unheard voices that would not have passed through the traditional media gatekeepers, which reinforce ever tighter oligarchies and deepen existing inequalities with somewhat deaf, homogenous discourses.