Since Elon Musk’s chaotic take over Twitter, social media users are flocking to alternatives. Concerns over Twitters policy on free speech, content moderation, and having to dig through mountains of advertisements to find content from the accounts they actually follow have left users weary. Mastodon is decentralised and has no corporate interests. They do not use algorithms, and your data will remain completely private. With more than 70,000 new sign ups to the site after Musk’s deal closed, is this the end of corporate social media we have come to love and hate?
In April 2022 Elon Musk proposed to buy out social media giant Twitter for $44 billion. Previously he stood on the board directors as the company's single largest shareholder. The buyout deal remains ongoing, and details around his plans for the site remain elusive. Twitter would become a private company that is for sure, and Musk has suggested the need for increased transparency and the removal of spam bots. Concerns regarding democracy have been raised about the reinstating of banned accounts, and the potential for moderation to be neglected.
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The former civic integrity team member for Facebook, who upon her resignation took a series of documents to the Wall Street Journal citing serious profit over safety concerns - referred to as the Facebook Files. The US Senate heard about differential treatment for politicians and celebrities, a shareholder lawsuit, and failure to report findings of toxic impacts on teenager users of Instagram. Haugen is now pressing the government for more regulation and to hold Zuckerberg accountable.
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