Pre-Musk Twitter was clearly involved in viewpoint based discrimination in its moderation policies. Maybe that wasn’t pervasive enough to affect most people’s experience on the platform - I don’t pretend to be an expert on such things. Certainly most users probably enjoyed that policy as they on balance agreed with the viewpoints being favored. But as much as I don’t like a lot of what Musk does or says I’m not exactly pining for the good old days on Twitter either, particularly since my own personal user experience hasn’t been negatively impacted by the transition.Regarding the current conflict in Israel/Gaza: there is a very strong chance what we've been able to see would have been curated far differently if the old regime were still in charge at Twitter, and I don't think it would have been kind to the Israelis. In short, the pushback they've received over their retaliation would be far greater than it is right now because few of us would have been able to believe the level of brutality which took place on October 7th.
This is outrageous speculation, which we can note easily with the mere fact that this isn't happening on Facebook, which was lumped in with Twitter as one and the same in terms of perceived bias and, notably, was not purchased by Elon Musk.
Similar to IK's outrageous claim in the other thread about how the world likely would never have known about the Gaza hospital misreporting if it weren't for Elon Musk, even as the breaking coverage of new findings were as readily available on Zuckerberg's ultra left communist Facebook as they were on Musk's bastion of free speech Twitter.
The reality is that the straw man narrative on this has been beaten into people's heads by their curated "news" sources for so long that normally rational people have gone completely off the deep end. Pre-Musk twitter would not have been banning people just for posting pro Israel tweets amongst this conflict, and it's a ridiculous assertion, imo.