Twitter Flexes Its Power Again, Crushing Free Speech

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Michael Kan: Twitter Disables Retweets, Likes on Posts With Substack Links

Twitter is now blocking users from retweeting, replying and liking tweets that contain a link to news publishing platform Substack, which is preparing its own microblogging service.

Your resident free speech absolutist strikes again!

The Verge has a piece on this as well.

“It appears that Musk is making decisions based on his own financial interests and petty grievances — even if it makes Twitter objectively worse for users,” Judd Legum, author of Popular Information, a politics-focused newsletter with more than 240,000 subscribers, says in an email to The Verge. “If this continues, it’s hard to justify continuing to invest my time creating content on Twitter.”

Makes me think of an old Simpsons episode where chaos has been going on in a courtroom, someone may have been killed, and Homer utters, "stop, this has gone on just ling enough!"