Elon Musk Cheers Woke Journalist Migration From Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Twitter headquarters stands on the intersection of Market Street and 10th street on November 4, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Twitter Inc reportedly began laying off employees across its departments on Friday as new owner Elon Musk is reportedly looking to cut around half of the company's workforce. (Photo by David Odisho/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “I had to join Mastodon to get called a bigot by @ParkerMolloy because I said a well reported NYT article complicated a common claim around puberty blockers. Seems a huge difference from Twitter,” Pesca tweeted on Saturday.
  • “Among the many irritating things about Mastodon is that it enables status-chasing journalists to gatekeep their peers by judging whether they have enough clout or are useful to other people’s career ladder-climbing,” digital media consultant Heidi N. Moore tweeted Sunday about an article on journa.host.
  • FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver replied, “Mastodon seems like a honeytrap for hall-monitor personality types. Honestly if Elon gets all the hall monitors to migrate to Mastodon that might be his greatest contribution toward the betterment of humanity.”

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