Date: November 28, 2022
“Since Elon Musk took over Twitter, there has been nothing short of crisis — leading to massive layoffs and lost advertisers. On this week’s On the Media, what this chaos means for activists worldwide who used the platform as a public square. Plus, how political predictions distort coverage of elections.
1. James Fallows [@JamesFallows], writer of the “Breaking the News” newsletter on Substack, on the political press’ obsession with telling the future and the narratives that have a chokehold on elections coverage. Listen.
2. Zoë Schiffer [@ZoeSchiffer], Managing Editor of Platformer, on the mass exodus of employees from one of the world’s most significant social media sites. Listen.
3. Avi Asher-Schapiro [@AASchapiro], tech reporter for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, on the impact of Musk’s leadership on Twitter users around the world. Listen.
4. Clive Thompson [@pomeranian99], journalist and author of Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World, on the website many are fleeing to amid chaos at Twitter.”