[ExI] pay to not play
atymes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 15:16:07 UTC 2022
That fits the legal definition of blackmail.("pay us or the public sees
this"), especially the version where payment only suppresses for a limited
time, and as such is illegal. Twitter would be ordered to cease the
practice quickly, and whoever was responsible for implementing it could go
On Sun, Dec 4, 2022, 6:28 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Hey cool, idea!
> The information coming out now about Twitter shows a bunch of requests to
> take down information. Twitter complied, using Twitter’s resources, for
> which advertisers pay (that’s Twitter’s revenue stream.) Alternative: have
> people who request a post be removed pay to have it removed. Keep a record
> of what was removed and when it was removed. Payments for removal would
> have an expiration, after which the paid-to-remove post would go up.
> Then the content moderation would be effectively done, not by paid
> professionals at Twitter’s expense, not by advertisers, not even by users,
> but by paying Twitter customers. That could make a buttload of money!
> Sheesh that infamous laptop alone could be worth billions, perhaps the
> first trillion dollar news item.
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