When Elon Musk took over Twitter, there was something of a revolt among liberal media outlets. These “woke,” Democrat-controlled companies were outraged that a free-speech champion was now running a major social network. And not just any network, but the top network used by liberals to spew their ideology.
But Musk was undaunted. And he’s been rolling out improvements to cut down on bots while increasing free speech on Twitter. One major media outlet decided to protest some of Musk’s recent changes. They just got handed a humiliated defeat. And Musk was on hand to mock them.
From Daily Wire:
The New York Times lost its Twitter verification badge this weekend…
Twitter CEO Elon Musk chastised The New York Times in a pair of tweets overnight.
“The real tragedy of @NYTimes is that their propaganda isn’t even interesting,” he said, tagging the newspaper’s Twitter handle.
“Also, their feed is the Twitter equivalent of diarrhea,” Musk added. “It’s unreadable. They would have far more real followers if they only posted their top articles. Same applies to all publications.”
Also, their feed is the Twitter equivalent of diarrhea. It’s unreadable.
They would have far more real followers if they only posted their top articles.
Same applies to all publications.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2023
Ouch! Elon torched New York Times after news came out that the paper’s Twitter account lost its verification badge. These badges are used to assure followers that accounts are from real sources. For a long time, Twitter would use the verification system as a way of amplifying liberal accounts, while refusing to verify conservative users–even when fake accounts kept popping up impersonating them.
But Musk switched to a new system that requires $8 a month for verification, both for individuals and companies. Musk has said this will reduce bot accounts and increase free speech, as anyone willing to protect their account identity can now pay for a badge.
I guess the leftists at the Times didn’t want to shell out a whopping $8, so they lost their badge! Musk went on to scold the paper for spreading uninteresting propaganda. He went on to say the NYT’s Twitter feed was the “equivalent of diarrhea.” Meaning, the paper is spreading bad stuff through the social network.
Musk has good reason to encourage free speech and quality content on his platform. The more liberals spread hating, shutting down dissent, the less people will want to use the website. Now, there are rules in place to ensure everyone can speak freely.
I guess the New York Times really hates that.
- The New York Times lost its verification on Twitter.
- Twitter rolled out a new subscription that the paper refused to pay.
- Musk mocked the paper, stating it was simply spreading propaganda.
Source: Daily Wire