I enjoy no longer being active on a social media platform I was active on
I am now on Mastodon @firstname.lastname@example.org – I am on this new platform not too often. Enough to read a few items from time to time. I was on a previous platform active from 2009 until recently. [1, 2] I’ve archived the previous material going back to 2009. I learned many things and am pleased I can refer back to previous posts at that platform. In my case, it’s good to be off the previous platform. Below is an item from the New York Times, which I access through the Toronto Public Library website:
The New York Times, Dec. 2, 2022
Hate speech on Twitter has jumped since Elon Musk took over, researchers found. Kanye West was suspended last night after posting a swastika.
Friday, December 2, 2022 9:21 AM ET
The findings — from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, the Anti-Defamation League and other groups that study online platforms — provide the most comprehensive picture to date of how conversations on Twitter have changed since Mr. Musk acquired the site.
These changes are alarming, researchers said, adding that they had never seen such a sharp increase in hate speech, problematic content and formerly banned accounts in such a short period on a mainstream social media platform.