Musk also hammered the Times last month for what he characterized as supporting genocide in his native South Africa. “If ever there was a time to cancel that publication, it is now,” he posted.
Also, their feed is the Twitter equivalent of diarrhea. It’s unreadable.They would have far more real followers if they only posted their top articles. Same applies to all publications. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2023
Musk also described the Times as “a declining, once-powerful, but fundamentally doomed to be regional & increasingly archaic legacy publication.” If the outlet is being throttled by X, the Times is only experiencing what conservatives endured from Facebook and Twitter for years. The Western Journal conducted an original study in 2018 following Facebook’s “trusted sources” algorithm change. The study was cited in a congressional hearing on the subject in April 2018. The 12 most conservative sites lost over a quarter of their traffic from Facebook, while CNN’s shot up 43 percent. In January 2018, prior to the algorithm change, The Western Journal ranked fourth among the most-engaged news sites on Facebook just behind the Times, while Fox News was No. 1, according to Newswhip. CNN wasn’t even in the top 10. By March 2018, following the change, CNN sat atop the list of publishers, while the Times ranked fourth and Fox was the only remaining conservative site in the top 10. In March of this year, Fox News was the only conservative publisher in the top 10. The Hill report in April 2022, prior to Musk’s purchase of Twitter, a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale and the University of Exeter found that Twitter suspended Republican users far more frequently than Democrats. “The researchers identified 9,000 politically engaged Twitter users in October 2020, half Democratic and half Republican. They tracked the sample for seven months after the November 2020 election,” The Hill noted. “During that period, Twitter suspended 7.7 percent of the Democrats. In contrast, the platform suspended 35.6 percent of the Republicans — a more-than-fourfold difference,” the news outlet said, noting that Twitter often suspended the accounts for spreading “misinformation.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The New York Times actually has the nerve to support calls for genocide! If ever there was a time to cancel that publication, it is now.You can read their articles for free anyway using https://t.co/2NjvMTsWmj. pic.twitter.com/ow11wxw7Ny — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 4, 2023