PLAYBILL the guide for the Broadway theater community and theatergoers, said Friday it left Twitter after Elon Musk took over the platform. Playbill said the social media platform has “greatly expanded its tolerance for hate, negativity, and misinformation.”
Via CNN: “We feel we can no longer continue to utilize a platform where the line between actual news and insidious rhetoric has become blurred beyond recognition,”
The following Playbill Twitter accounts are no longer active: @Playbill, @PlaybillTravel, @PLAYBILLder, @PlaybillArts, @PlaybillStore. The company said it would maintain its social media presence on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.
The company that owns Playbill was established in 1885. It is family-owned.
The month after the Florida Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, aka the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, on March 8th. anti-LGBT hate speech has surged online to over 406%.
Via NBC NEWS: On March 28, when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed the bill into law, there was also a marked increase in the use of the “#OKGroomer” hashtag, which the report said was often used as a derogatory response to tweets from LGBTQ educators, organizations and health care providers, among others. On the day after DeSantis signed the bill, “OK groomer” tweets peaked with 9,219 total, or about one every nine seconds, the report found. Tweets from just 10 people — including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Christina Pushaw, DeSantis’ press secretary — were viewed an estimated 48 million times and were “responsible for driving” the “grooming” narrative, researchers found. “We’re in the middle of a growing wave of hate and demonization targeting LGBTQ+ people — often distributed digitally by opportunistic politicians and so-called ‘influencers’ for personal gain,” Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate
Researchers collected a sample of 989,547 tweets that were posted between Jan. 1 and July 27 and that mentioned the LGBTQ community alongside words including “groomer” and “pedophile.” They found that an average of 6,607 tweets a day used such rhetoric in the month after the bill passed, a significant increase from 1,307 tweets the month before.
SpaceX, the aerospace firm founded by Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, paid a flight attendant $250,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim against Musk in 2018, Insider has learned. The attendant worked as a member of the cabin crew on a contract basis for SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet. She accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage, according to interviews and documents obtained by Insider.
Musk of course called the sexual misconduct allegation “untrue” but interestingly Musk recently announced that he could no longer support the Democratic party because, in his words, “they have become the party of division & hate.” In the same message, he he “predicted” that “Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …”
Foreshadowing as he knew the details would come out?
Some [TRUMPERS] will see the report of sexual misconduct as evidence that Musk’s predictions came true. However, more media-savvy individuals will see that it is just as likely that Musk had learned of the looming report of his alleged horse-trading for erect penis exposure, and got ahead of the story framing the salacious report as a “dirty tricks” campaign.
Elon Musk’s accuser was smart to take the cash instead of stock options. Tesla is tanking.
Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Twitter could start charging a “slight cost” for government and commercial users in comments that come just over a week since he reached a deal to buy the social media platform. “Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing,” Musk tweeted initially. “Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,” he added a few hours later. It is not exactly clear what Musk means by “casual users” or how Twitter would characterize that usage.
Freemasons? Really? He brought up Freemasons?
Freemasons did not give away their labor. They were called freemasons because they were free tradesmen, and not indentured.
Maybe Musk was being drole. Whatever he didn’t succeed.
Well after 10+ years of disgusting anti-LGBT postings on TWITTER someone finally started reading the reports that were sent in on D-List hate group leader Pete “Porno Pete” LaBarbera and has banned his hateful homophobic ass.
Yesterday (9-21-21) I was suspended by Twitter for this completely accurate and innocuous tweet. After 12+ years being very active on the platform, my followers were wiped out. I was responding to a lefty named George, who had snidely tweeted that I should join a “Sharia Law” country because I oppose homosexuality. I will appeal although, having been harassed and shadow-banned by Twitter going way back, I don’t expect to be reinstated. My response follows:
“Sorry George. Radical (#ShariaLaw -enforcing) Muslims hang homosexuals or throw them off of buildings. Radical Christians pray for them to follow #JesusChrist and leave sinful homosexuality behind, as so many #exgays have.”
Since 1974 when it was first introduced gays and lesbians have been the focus of and have fought tooth and nail to get the Equality Act or some incarnation of it passed in the United States Senate. Yet somehow the ACLU managed to leave both groups out of a tweet supporting itafter its most recent passage in the House of Representatives.
We have reached out to the ACLU for comment.
At the time of this posting we have received none.
Donald Trump has established his “Office of the Former President” in Palm Beach, Florida, where he has opened a headquarters for his post-presidential public affairs.
The office will manage his correspondence, appearances and other “official activities to advance the interests of the United States” and “carry on the agenda” of his administration through “advocacy, organizing and public activism.”
A statement on executive letterhead from the office said Mr Trump “will always and forever be a champion for the American people.”
On other LOSER news.
Donald Trump’s sedition BFF and MyPillow founder Mike Lindell has been permanently suspended by Twitter for repeated violations of the company’s policy on election misinformation. Lindell used his personal Twitter account, which had nearly half a million followers before being suspended, and the company’s account to spread unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the presidential election.
Donald Trump has denied any culpability when questioned if he was helping incite further violence against the George Floyd protesters across the country with his irresponsible and frankly irrational tweets calling protestors “thugs” and for a “MAGA night” at the White House to counter protestors that have been gathering there.
MAGA. Make America great again. These are people that love our country. I have no idea if they were going to be here, I was just asking. I have no idea if they were going to be there, MAGA is make America great again.
By the way, they love African-American people, they love black people. MAGA loves black people.
I heard that MAGA wanted to be there and a lot of MAGA was going to be there and I have no idea. They love our country.” – Donald Trump
“MAGA loves black people”… indicating of course that his vision of “making America great again” does not include black people. Or gay and lesbian people also as a matter of fact.
By the way. No MAGA Trump supporters showed up at the White House to counter the protestors who gathered there last night.
“MAGA loves black people” suggests black people aren’t a part of “MAGA.” That they are outside of it. And that’s the point. https://t.co/0B23psE0sG