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[Dimetrodon] wrote: Mon Jul 24, 2023 8:36 pm People like him are already destroying the world so they can rule over the ashes of it.
Elon Musk is small fry compared to some presidents (current or former) on both sides of the Atlantic.
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The fact that there is worse doesn't matter.

Elon Musk - unlike most of them - actually has a significant fan base.
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[Dimetrodon] wrote: Mon Jul 24, 2023 8:49 pm The fact that there is worse doesn't matter.

Elon Musk - unlike most of them - actually has a significant fan base.
I have no sympathy for EM but as long as there's a free world, there'll be "healthy" and substantial competition in that sector (which is currently not the case for 1 particular VP making the headlines).
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Regardless, this shows the man's lack of genius.
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To be honest, Elon infuriates me wildly, at least because he constantly spams and pumps incomprehensible crypto projects, likes to speak out where he can’t understand and imposes his opinion, but a lot is being done (
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Elon Musk wants to remove the blocking feature, though it's not as easy, as many regulations require it: https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/18/2383 ... e-blocking
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Musk considers removing X platform from Europe over EU law - Insider

Due to the new EU digital law DSA, Elon Musk apparently wants to withdraw his online platform X from the European Union, according to a media report.
As the website "Business Insider" wrote on Thursday night, citing a person familiar with the company, the tech billionaire is unhappy with the law. This is because the DSA obliges online platforms to delete illegal content such as hate speech. Musk is therefore reportedly ready to take a radical step to exempt his Twitter successor X from the rules.
EU Commission already sent questions to X.

The DSA Act (Digital Services Act) obliges large online platforms to act consistently and quickly against hate speech, among other things. X recently received a list of questions from the EU Commission, which wants to know more about how the service meets its obligations.

The reason was evidence of the spread of calls for violence and misinformation following the attack on Israel by the Islamist Hamas. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton referred, among other things, to reports of manipulated images and recordings of video games that had been passed off as real recordings. Musk showed a lack of understanding for the enquiries. There are heavy penalties for DSA violations.
Musk wants to block access
According to "Business Insider", Musk discussed making X no longer available in the EU or blocking access for users in the region. Musk had laid off more than half of the workforce after buying Twitter for around 44 billion dollars. The teams responsible for content control were also heavily affected. The tech billionaire, who holds political views of the American right, claimed that before the takeover Twitter had restricted freedom of speech too much.

Musk did not initially respond to the report - and X generally answers press enquiries with the terse sentence that they are busy at the moment. He had already suggested after the takeover that the service be reduced to the USA only in order to save costs, wrote "Business Insider". (sda/dpa)

https://www.reuters.com/technology/musk-considers-removing-x-platform-europe-over-eu-law-insider-2023-10-18/
https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-considering-taking-twitter-x-out-of-europe-dsa-2023-10?r=US&IR=T
Confirmed also on many other news sites.

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EU requests Musk to delete Hamas propaganda - but he plays dumb
https://twitter.com/ThierryBreton/status/1711808891757944866?s=20
The feisty head of X (formerly Twitter) is in a public spat with Brussels over fake news about the war in Israel. If he does not take action against the illegal content, he faces fines in the millions.

Musk to EU:
Please point out yourselves what bothers you - "Merci beaucoup!"
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As an aside: in September, Switzerland introduced one of the most anti-Internet law (eines der internetfeindlichsten Gesetze) in Europe.
Whereupon I deactivated my musicians' forum, because it seems to be rather complicated to convert the forum completely to private. Considering eliminating this form. But that's also complicated so that it's completely off the net. (If the forum is deleted, no member data may appear on the Internet in connection with the forum (e.g. pictures showing the user). A matter of sheer impossibility. )
It is no longer a "piece of cake" to run a forum in Switzerland. Even if you run a small private website, you have to make sure that you meet all the requirements.
For example, you are almost forced to ask for a copy of an ID when someone wants to register in the forum.(Youth protection law). Depending on the forum content. YT videos are enough (link to YT). Parental consent is no longer sufficient for YT or Netflix.
But so far, no one from the big social networks seems to have reacted to the new CH law (Moreover, it is doubtful whether the platforms Youtube and Netflix will carry out such a strict 1:1 check especially for Switzerland. Articles 8.2 and 20.2 are therefore also unrealistic.)
Private website operators are therefore - just like commercial ones - regularly affected by the new "DSG" and the new "DSV".
This new crasslaw is somehow also a kind of suppression of freedom of expression.
Who knows if we Swiss won't just be blocked from accessing some of the big platforms at some time.
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Elon Musk is considering charging money just to be able to tweet: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... sers-posts

Article is over two months old, but I still believe Elon Musk wants to do this.
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£1/tweet would be fair.
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I'll only start reading tweets if I'm paid €1 per tweet (at least).
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Make it a tenner :mrgreen:
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Mick wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:19 pm £1/tweet would be fair.
No it wouldn't.

And it would just cause more people to leave the platform, so it isn't a smart idea either.

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