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Twitters political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms

Sometimes it feels as if Internet platforms are turning everything upside down, from politics to publishing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies.
This weeks bizarro reversalwas the vista of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a tech CEO famed for being entirely behind the moral curve of understanding what his product is platforming (i.e. nazis), providing an impromptu tweet storm in political speech ethics.
Actually he was schooling Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg another techbro renowned for his special disconnect with the real world, despite running a massive free propaganda empire with vast power to influence other peoples lives in taking a stand for the good of democracy and society.
So not exactly a full reverse then.
In short, Twitter has said it will no longer accept political ads, period.


A final note. This isnt about free expression. This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that todays democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. Its worth stepping back in order to address.
jack ??? (@jack) October 30, 2019
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