Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover”

US public service broadcaster, PBS, has just released a two-hour documentary on Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and the events leading up to it. If you’re interested in social media and the challenges of balancing the regulation of both free speech’ and a free press’ with combating misinformation and abuse, this is the documentary for you. It draws on interviews with former employees of Twitter and people who have known Musk over many years.

The Guardian review says…

Stylistically and aesthetically, PBS documentaries typically resemble elongated news reports — no frills or fripperies, just reporting. In the context of our partial, bad-faith current news environment (nurtured, ironically, by Twitter), this feels admirably spartan and bracing — old investigative techniques, such as examining multiple perspectives and asking difficult questions of people on both sides of the argument, prove refreshing. Old-fashioned broadcasting might be one antidote to social media’s poisonous hysteria. (SPKBs emphasis)

The website also has a transcript, and provides subtitles.

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