May 1, 2022 • 41M

Does it Matter if Elon Musk Ruins Twitter?

If we think social media is to blame for polarization, we're probably wrong.

 
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Damir Marusic
Shadi Hamid
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Much of the freakout about Elon Musk buying Twitter is based on an assumption that social media is integral to democracies and a critical tool for dissidents living in repressive regimes. But what if that assumption is overblown? Are the dustups over Twitter's new ownership really just a proxy war for the broader freedom of speech debate that has been r…

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