X suspends account of Navalny’s wife::The widow of Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya, has had her X account restored after it was briefly suspended for unknown reasons. Meanwhile, his brother has been put on Russia’s wanted list. Listen to a Daily podcast special on the Russian opposition after Navalny’s death as you scroll.

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      584 months ago

      Once again - the US Government shold be giving ZERO money to this chucklefuck. SpaceX, you want taxpayer money? Boot this clown. No? Well, bye.

      • @mojofrododojo@lemmy.world
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        194 months ago

        Honestly I think there are at least 4 really REALLY good arguments for nationalizing spaceX. Fuckwit Musk is a national security risk.

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        Literally, and I’ve seen people glorifying that Elon’s Xitter is a ‘free speech’ platform. It’s not even the closest thing to that. It’s a proprietary application where Musk can control whatever he wants and push any kind of narrative that he wants.

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      194 months ago

      Putin’s got his own management interface. He just logged on and did it.

      • @uis@lemm.ee
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        I want to say yes, but to be honest Putin doesn’t even know how to turn on computer and he never uses internet.

  • Jo Miran
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    I kind of understand Reddit, but why do people hang in there with Twatter when there are currently three grown ass alternatives?

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      Heh, it took me a minute to think of a third one after Mastodon and Bluesky.

      Totally forgot about Meta’s thing.

      • @UNWILLING_PARTICIPANT@sh.itjust.works
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        54 months ago

        This is called the “network effect,” so called after the Murderbot novel of the same name (recommended). It’s what makes social medias, aggregators, and service platform so “sticky.” It’s what makes platform-capitalism work.

        It also makes nice things work too, ofc.

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        Many big politicians are also right-wing extremists, at least here in the US, so that makes sense.

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          84 months ago

          If only. When I ask my friends and relatives it feels like the reach of alternatives to shitty resources is nearly non-existent. We shouldn’t fool ourselves about their current popularity and promote their adoption in our peers ):

  • @FabledAepitaph@lemmy.world
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    434 months ago

    I used to joke that Republicans were Russian sycophants, bought and paid for by Putin himself to destroy America. But it’s not actually, and maybe never was, a joke.

    Yeesh

    • @Maggoty@lemmy.world
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      No they just take trips to Moscow for fun! And that Russian agent that lied about Hunter Biden was totally legitimate!

  • @Dra@lemmy.zip
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    It literally says in the preview and the article it was restored quickly. There are a myriad of reasons she could have been banned.

    I doubt Elon is sitting there with his dick out waiting to ban her, despite what most people here seem to believe?

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      I doubt Elon is sitting there with his dick out waiting to ban her, despite what most people here seem to believe?

      Eh, I wouldn’t be too quick to discount that.

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      Then maybe it speaks about the incompetent tech and process used in the twitter banning system.

      Why do so many people get “falsely” (assuming you are right) banned all the time.

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        I’ve no doubt that twitters banning system is a steaming pile, it has a long history of being terrible. Doesn’t change my point.

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    I’m shocked how many people are still defending a xenophobic, right wing, white nationalist because he opposed Putin.

    • @spujb@lemmy.cafe
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      14 months ago

      it’s kind of a common trope in history that pieces of shit can still represent the idea of a broader good.

      ghandi was also pretty much scum irl too. (this comment defends neither of them and implies no further similarities than that they are shitty and represented an oppositional movement.)

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        There was no good in Navalny, he was the Russian version of Nick Fuentes. And the US is exploiting his death to overshadow the conversation that people are tired of war.