Brie Speech

“The company hasn’t explained to the journalists why it took down the accounts and made their profiles and past tweets disappear. But Musk took to Twitter on Thursday night to accuse journalists of sharing private information about his whereabouts that he described as ‘basically assassination coordinates.’ He provided no evidence for that claim.” Twitter suspends journalists who wrote about owner Elon Musk. You may notice that under extreme pressure, an attention addict is exhibiting signs of delusional paranoia. But don’t underestimate the market for these behaviors. Consider the fact that another man with the same symptomology was recently president of the United States.

+ “Earlier in the week, Donald Trump teased a ‘major announcement’ on Truth Social, the platform he took to after being banned from Twitter last year. Some speculated Trump would be announcing his running mate for the 2024 presidential election, or some other key detail for his campaign. The news turned out to be a disappointment even to some of Trump’s supporters: a Trump-themed NFT collection.” Laugh all you want. The weird, Trump as superhero cards sold out in a few hours.

+ For some reason, I feel Snopes had the best headline: Is Trump Selling Digital Trading Cards Featuring Himself in Superhero Garb? True.

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