The Infantilism Of Twitter

Georges van Hoegaerden
Georges van Hoegaerden
Founder, Author, and Managing Director of methodEVA.

Twitter does not always get it right (see included image). In fact, Twitter seldom gets its arbitrage right. Let me explain.

Twitter’s warning applied to my article is the broad-stroke freedom Twitter’s algorithm grant itself by deploying the paradoxical rules of freedom it desires. Indeed, freedom can only exist when paradoxical rules of freedom are applied that prevent the vile maxims of individual freedom from harming collective freedom, as I explained many, many moons ago.

In an analog world, our freedom has gone through the wringer, and the checks and balances on the government applying paradoxical rules to freedom are challenged in court and brought up to the U.S. Supreme Court if deemed to violate our first amendment right.

In an emerging digital world, and specifically in social media, the paradoxical rules of freedom are applied worldwide by internet companies driving their revenue agenda, mainly advertising, without the intervention of democratically agreed upon legislation. Twitter blatantly ignores the constitutional hurdles required to apply such moderation.

Technology is truly deserving to be called the unprotected backdoor to nation-state sovereignty, applying an absolute monism of free speech to a world in need of the relativity of sovereign plurality. No wonder so many countries in the world are putting a smackdown on technology companies ruling the roost of human interactions.

In my example, the warning applied to my post is clearly related to the use of the word masturbation. In the same way, I referred in another article to fake tits and money. A world in which technology companies believe they are entitled to warn or shield their audience from the use of certain words in the dictionary is an infantile world. Even if the language used may offend some people.

Elon Musk is not reinventing Twitter. He is reshaping the global freedom of speech that is not his to keep. The only way he can get away with fixing Twitter to serve a broader need is to abide by marketplace principles and let each sovereignty control the evolution of language and speech it aspires to.

The sign of an intelligent nation is its willingness and ability to reinvent itself, upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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