Ye's Parler Parlay, Musk's Twitter Takeover
Welcome to the social media hunger games.
Well I picked a hell of a two weeks to go on vacation.
Elon Musk, as I’m sure you’re well aware, is now fully in control of Twitter and has driven it, full-speed, into a brick wall — the only question now is how many times he plans on reversing and crashing it again.
The Artist Formerly Known As Kanye West, meanwhile, is now at the helm of far-right platform Parler. Early indications suggest that the genius behind My Dark Twisted Fantasy has bought a lemon — but there’s plenty of reason to think that Parler could still play a critical role in the coming troubles.
What does all this mean for Truth Social, who has the former president caged and on display; and Gab, home to the angriest people on the internet?
Amidst the chaos, an unlikely and plucky hero has emerged as a friendly hero: Could Mastodon become our next great social media giant? (I sure hope so. Follow me on Mastodon.)
Plus: An update on Danielle Smith, and one of her kookiest advisors.
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