[ExI] I salute Elon Musk, Captain of Spaceship Earth!

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 15:12:00 UTC 2022

On Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 15:30, spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Thanks for that Giulio.
> Here is a challenge to all who have a public speech platform: you don't need
> to be non-partisan, you don't even need to be fair.  Just be transparent.
> Let everyone see how you roll.  Be open.  It's what we always did here on
> this forum: transparency.  Keeping a filtering algorithm secret is
> unaccountable power, which always leads to corruption.  So... wield the
> power, accept the accountability that goes with it, be transparent.
> spike
> _______________________________________________

Transparency is a two-edged sword.
I don't use Twitter and I suspect you don't either.
But nowadays, we are dealing with the 'Cancel' generation who are very
easily offended if someone doesn't use the latest Newspeak terminology
and support the latest trending opinions.
When the Twitter crowd of trolls decide to pile on someone, the volume
of tweets containing hatred and prejudice is unbelievable.
It has driven some people to suicide.
Surely you have read about this despicable behaviour?
Twitter and Facebook moderators make little attempt to stop such
hatred campaigns.

Fortunately some old-fashioned email lists (like Exi-chat) are still
able to allow free speech that doesn't menace other list members or
ruin the list atmosphere.


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