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[UPDATED with leaked audio from Twitter meeting] Noted in Passing: Twitter, where 1984’s Newspeak became “TwitSpeak”

At Twitter, those working daily to infect the world with Twitterspeak were part of… wait for it… “The Health Division”

Twitter workers face a reality they’ve long feared: Elon Musk as owner “I don’t know any non-engineer who works on health issues who sees how this helps,” said a Twitter employee in an interview in response to questions about Musk’s ownership, referring to the company’s health division that enforces rules against harmful content such as hate speech and misinformation. “Most find it dispiriting.”

“Dispiriting”? They should all be burned at their desks to prevent the brain-eating Woke Virus from infecting others.

[HT: DeWitt]

Very creepy how this “executive” compulsively refers to censorship as “health.” One imagines this is an example of the whopping internal lies Twitter corporate culture tells itself in order to stand itself.

Leslie Berland is the CMO at Twitter, and she said: “Elon made it clear in public that a large part of the reason he bought the platform was because of our moderation policies and disagreements in how we deal with health. This puts Twitter service and Trust and Safety as well as anybody who cares about health on the platform in a very difficult position.”

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  • DrTedNelson April 26, 2022, 11:21 AM

    Amen, and it can’t happen soon enough.

  • Mike Austin April 26, 2022, 11:29 AM

    Musk v. Twitter. From 7:00 – 9:00. Listen for the screeching.


  • Jack April 26, 2022, 11:34 AM

    Health issues…. Indeed. I will wager that every sob who works for Twit or FkBk has mental issues that hamper their daily lives including forming and maintaining normal relationships, obtaining sexual satisfaction, raising children, (god forbid), harboring a dislove of country or God and that most of them have a world view that, if it could be viewed as a character, would wear garish makeup and be of no known gender…real or fantasized.

  • CC April 26, 2022, 11:54 AM

    They’re all whiney now; just wait ’til they get their pink slips.

  • oldvet50 April 26, 2022, 12:46 PM

    Southern cultural appropriation! Gendered pronouns for groups just replaced ‘guys’ with ‘y’all’! They totally left out the more northern version of ‘you’s guys’. However, I do like the white list as being allowed whereas the black list is denied.

    • John A. Fleming April 26, 2022, 1:13 PM

      And they’re so ign’ant they can’t even get it right, the shades of meaning for you-y’all-all y’all. Millenials are blockheads.

    • PA Cat April 26, 2022, 3:48 PM

      They also left out the Pittsburgh version of “youse guys,” which is “yinz,” and has the desired advantage of being ungendered. “Yinz” is thought to have come to the Pittsburgh area from early Scots-Irish immigrants. Of course, that probably makes the word too, um, albino, shall we say.

    • Jack April 27, 2022, 6:29 AM

      An old Navy bud of mine used another form of y’all….youse’lls. For a Southern boy, that just ain’t right.

  • Dirk April 26, 2022, 1:13 PM

    Could care less, never used twitter, any of that shit. My speech is just that mine. Frankly I’m amused you all would knowingly allow a bunch of communist fucks into any parts of your lives.

    Also while everybody thinks twitter well Musks intend if free speech. Think ill wait,,,,,watch.

    • ghostsniper April 26, 2022, 1:18 PM

      You seem to be missing the point Dirk.
      Twatter’s never had anything on me but I am still enjoying the schadenfreude.

    • Gordon Scott April 26, 2022, 3:36 PM

      It does not matter if you care about Twitter. I’m not there, either. But once upon a time the New York Times drove the news cycle. What was in the morning edition was on the networks and other newspapers that evening.

      Today Twitter does that. Like it or not, and I don’t. Twitter can promote a nothing story to prominence, and bury a story the left doesn’t want told.

      • Dirk April 27, 2022, 8:34 AM

        Gordon, Ghost, understand your points. Our world was much simpler back then. Not anymore. I don’t trust any of “them” and I still verify.

        Even the local news is only as honest as the person reporting.

  • ghostsniper April 26, 2022, 1:16 PM

    Musk should hire Trump to run the joint.

  • tired dog April 26, 2022, 1:34 PM

    Propaganda, gaslighting, obfuscation and plain old bullcrap renamed as ‘twitter engineering’.

    Quite a turn of phrase.

  • John A. Fleming April 26, 2022, 1:39 PM

    The Eurocrats are already threatening Musk that he has to enforce their word selection tyranny. One classic way of repealing stupid laws is to enforce them to a T. Go farther and ban the flip side they didn’t ask for. So the euros don’t like “nazi”, then don’t also allow “communist” or “socialist”. They don’t allow “illegal immigrant”, then don’t also allow “legal citizen”. “Pervert”, “normal”. etc.

    Basically, prevent all sides from declaring who they are or who anybody else is.

    This obviously allows for gaming and the creation of NewSpeak. So what you have to do is name ’em and shame ’em. Put a face and a name to the stupid rules. Who’s the stupid jackwagon that just outlawed all the colors: white/black/brown/yellow? Who outlawed mom/dad/brother/sister? KKK/BLM? Jew/Islam?

    Once most of European twitter users are constantly all the time getting their accounts suspended and having to edit or remove their tweets, especially all the poli-f’n-ticians, their vassals and NGO parasites, they’ll maybe get a clue. But that cluebat is going to have to hurt an awful lot and for a long time for these morons to give up their pretensions of rectitude.

    • Vanderleun April 26, 2022, 5:05 PM

      Musk could simply say and do… “We don’t operate in any country in Europe that seeks to control our internal policies… if the citizens of a country that we do not operate in wants to participate in twitter that’s on them.”

  • KCK April 26, 2022, 2:56 PM

    Free speech is flammable; a trigger or a blasting cap. It is more about offense than consensus. Trump was so good at flaming the tards. When did it become my job to make anyone else relevant or to reinforce their ideas?

    If nothing else, it has to become apparent to the average person that Twitter has been evil, and has become intolerable. Banning Trump? Slaps head! That’s the president!

    • Vanderleun April 26, 2022, 5:07 PM

      Chaper Title in my 1995 book RULES OF THE NET: “Flame Wars Are Good For Business.”

      And they are. Dirty little unpromoted secret.

  • Bob D April 26, 2022, 4:47 PM

    “burned at their desks”. Brought up disquieting, yet oddly pleasing, graphics in my mind.

    • Vanderleun April 26, 2022, 6:26 PM

      ALL PART OF THE value we try to bring here every day.

  • gwbnyc April 26, 2022, 5:32 PM
    • ThisIsNotNutella April 27, 2022, 2:27 AM

      Farkkk… If this thing gets wind of my scribbles on a *good* day, I’ll be nuked from orbit.

      There’s no way this is not going to be weaponised to smell out and log BadThink.

  • ThisIsNotNutella April 27, 2022, 2:25 AM

    Courtesy of a creative genius at Academic Agent’s Unqualified Observations podcast, Parag Agrawal henceforth to be known as…

    The Tweet Pajeet.

    Don’t shoot. I’m just the messenger 😀

  • Snakepit Kansas April 27, 2022, 3:03 AM

    Twitter Engineering? Engineering? FFS

    • ghostsniper April 28, 2022, 8:01 AM

      2 more words that have been reduced to the lowest common denominator: architect and engineer.
      They used to be titles but have now been transferred into nametags. Gain without pain.