One of Elon’s featured ‘Twitter Files’ writers leaves Twitter over its Substack restrictions, Matt Tibby announced he is leaving Twitter amid the company’s ongoing dispute with newsletter platform Substack.
If Taibbi’s name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, the phrase “Twitter files” might. Twitter CEO and self-proclaimed free speech enthusiast Elon Musk, using access granted by Tabby and other journalists, has shared internal Twitter information aimed at revealing how corrupt the company’s past leadership was.
What they really revealed was Jack Dorsey’s personal email address and some sloppy journalism and Twitter appears to be in a drag-out fight with Substack, preventing users from liking, replying or retweeting multiple tweets with Substack URLs, and in what appears to be an escalation, limiting how many Tweets you can share with Substack. can do. How can you interact with Tweets from a Twitter account?
Taibbi now says he’s been told (by whom he didn’t say) that Twitter’s backlash against the Substack post is because the newsletter platform recently announced a Twitter-like feature called Notes. and he tweeted, Since sharing links to my articles is one of the primary reasons I am on this platform, I panicked and asked what was going on.
He said he was “given the option of posting the article to Twitter instead. (Again, no word on who delivered that ultimatum.) Taibbi says he plans to stick with Substack and start using Notes. Plans to do whatever he says. as far as future twitter files reports are concerned, clearly come with a price. if you let me be clear For a moment, it would be incredibly difficult for Musk. If he is capable of feeling shame, it is a shame.
For the record, I think yes. The man made free speech his brand, saying he wanted to make Twitter a “trustworthy digital town square where a wide range of ideas are tolerated, provided people don’t break the law or spam.” And then it cracks down on some other company because it added a Twitter-like feature?
To be clear, this is somewhat consistent behavior from Musk. The promise of free speech has always been a whisper, and that’s been clear ever since that heated minute in December when Twitter went nuclear over links to other social media sites like Mastodon, Instagram, and Facebook. But at least he tried to make excuses for it. She claimed that the platforms allowing the AlonJet account to track the location of her private jet were handing over “coordinates of murder” and putting her child’s life at risk. were putting
Was it dramatic? Sure, maybe – but if you consider that he actually believed it, you can see where he was coming from. But how do you reconcile the logic of cracking down on a competitor with Musk’s relentless promises to support free speech? If you’re Tabby, or many other Substack authors, you probably aren’t. Maybe you decide to just go ahead and give her your toy.