Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently ban users who impersonate others

Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently ban users who impersonate others

Elon Musk is cracking down on impersonators on Twitter, tightening policies and banning celebrities including Kathy Griffin who had impersonated him. The move is one of the first by Mr. Musk, a self-described free-speech absolute, to tighten Twitter Inc.’s free-speech policy. He said on Sunday that impersonating accounts will be permanently suspended unless they are … Read more

Democrats are developing Elon Musk Derangement Syndrome

Democrats are developing Elon Musk Derangement Syndrome

Liberals have tried to draw parallels between Elon Musk and Donald Trump, perhaps to justify their acquired distaste for the Tesla and the new Twitter boss. But the most important thing the two provocateurs have in common is that they both drive the left wing into hysterical fits. When President Biden warned in a dark … Read more

Elon Musk and Twitter – WSJ

Elon Musk and Twitter – WSJ

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk smiles at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles in 2019. Photo: Mike Blake/REUTERS Two years after Twitter helped Joe Biden get elected president by censoring the New York Post’s accurate reporting of Biden family enrichment schemes, the social media company is charting a new course. Any moment … Read more

Brazil’s left is trying to stifle political speech

Brazil’s left is trying to stifle political speech

Brazil’s next presidential election — scheduled for Oct. 30 — between former two-term president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro is watching closely. How close is reflected in the latest moves by Brazil’s seven-member Electoral Tribunal, or TSE. Led by a notoriously anti-Bolsonaro judge, Alexandre de Moraes, the TSE has seized extraordinary … Read more

Anti-Xi protest spreads in China and worldwide as Chinese leader begins third term

Anti-Xi protest spreads in China and worldwide as Chinese leader begins third term

CNN  —  Jolie’s nerves were running high as she walked into the campus of Goldsmiths, the University of London, last Friday morning. She’d planned to arrive early enough that the campus would be deserted, but her fellow students were already beginning to filter in to start their day. In the hallway of an academic building, … Read more

Hong Kong Scrap’s screening of Batman movie at censors’ behest

Hong Kong Scrap’s screening of Batman movie at censors’ behest

HONG KONG—Organizers scrapped an outdoor screening of a Batman movie that featured a Chinese gangster and was partially shot in Hong Kong, following a recommendation from the city’s film censors. Organizers of the film said they were advised by the city’s film regulator not to go ahead with the Oct. 27 screening of “The Dark … Read more

Iranian crackdown on protests imposes economic toll

Iranian crackdown on protests imposes economic toll

The Iranian government’s crackdown on the week-long protest movement is taking a growing toll on the country’s sanctions-hit economy and affecting a wide swath of ordinary citizens, as authorities’ crackdown on the internet has choked vital payment channels for businesses. So far, Iran’s internet restrictions have cost the IT industry and businesses about $24 billion, … Read more

Kanye West Acquires Parler, a Libertarian Social-Media Platform, Company Says

Kanye West Acquires Parler, a Libertarian Social-Media Platform, Company Says

Parler says Kanye West has agreed to buy the libertarian-leaning social network popular with conservatives, the rapper’s latest foray into the free speech debate. Parler’s parent company, Parlement Technologies, said on Monday it had reached an agreement in principle with Mr. West, who now legally goes by Ye, to buy the platform. “This deal will … Read more

Parler Says Kanye West Is Buying Libertarian Social Media Platform

Parler Says Kanye West Is Buying Libertarian Social Media Platform

Financial terms of Kanye West’s deal to buy Parler were not disclosed. Mr. West attended London Fashion Week last month. Photo: Neil Mockford/GC Images/Getty Images Parler says Kanye West has agreed to buy the libertarian-leaning social network popular with conservatives. Parler’s parent company, Parlement Technologies, said on Monday it had reached an agreement in principle … Read more

A plan X for Elon Musk’s Twitter

A plan X for Elon Musk’s Twitter

Assuming Elon Musk goes through with his takeover of Twitter, he’ll have to make a real business out of a company that lost nearly half a billion dollars on $5 billion in revenue last year and trails TikTok and Snap in audience reach. He envisions something bigger. “Buying Twitter is an accelerator to create X, … Read more