Friday, January 8, 2021

Tweet Purges Nacht

In a tragic case of 'way too little, way too late', Twitter has suspended a whole 'digital army' of QAnon figures: The number of relatively large QAnon celebrity accounts that have been nuked from orbit is quite heartening:

Tragically, this ban of Q-whackaloonery took place way too late to prevent the women who were shot and trampled (Marx famously said that historical entities appear twice, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce... the Trump Era is a third appearance, tragedy-as-farce) from traveling to the Capitol to meet their doom. I guess the Capitol invasion was a bridge-too-far for the Twitter executives, but as I wrote, it's way too little, way too late. Disinformation kills. 

When I started writing this post, I had no idea that Twitter had permanently suspended Donald Trump's account. Again, this is occurred way too late to have any salutary effect. Trump was allowed to act as a one-man Radio Rwanda, spouting disingormation and radicalization to millions of sycophants. The plug should have been pulled years ago, the damage has been done, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dead Americans and an unprecedented terrorist attack on the corridors of American power. Thanks, Jack, pfffffttttt. 

Post title taken from my favorite holiday.

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