Following his resignation as Twitter’s Chief Security Officer, Joel Roth he confessed in a long and heartfelt interview with the New York Times. Speaking to the prestigious American newspaper, Roth spoke about the real reasons that led him to step down and the dependency relationship between the tech platforms and the oligopoly of Google and Apple. “All decisions are made by these two companies.”

For this reason I have chosen to leave the company. The Twitter Policy be decided by unilateral edicts (the rules of the Play Store and the App Store, etc) that have little to do with user safety and trust.

Social networks such as Twitter, Roth continues, are said to be in constant battle with each other Google And Apple, who can decide with a snap of their fingers which applications to remove from their marketplace. And when the pitfalls don’t come out duopoly of the mobile market, local governments and advertisers will exert further pressure.

Failure to adhere perfectly to Apple and Google’s guidelines would be catastrophic, risking Twitter being removed from their app stores, making it more difficult for billions of potential users to access the social network. This gives Google and Apple enormous bargaining power, they have a say in the decisions Twitter will have to make

continues the former manager of Twitter.

Elon Musk will have his hands tied: Google and Apple decide

The message is clear: Elon Musk’s dream of restoring free speech without exception is destined to crash violently against the wall of reality. Frankly, the billionaire already seems to be more than aware of it and that is why he would have already opted for some compromises: despite requests from users, the conspiracy theorist has Alex Jones never going back to Twitter.

Recently Jones, patron of the conspiracy hoax empire InfoWars, was ordered to pay more than $1 billion to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre. “My firstborn died in my arms, I don’t feel sorry for those who don’t mind using their children’s lives to get fame or money,” the billionaire explains.

And then the clarification on freedom of speech: “Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of speech,” he specified a few days ago. Simply put: posts with xenophobic, violent or offensive content will not be removed, but made almost invisible. A type of shadow ban which will prevent the most extreme comments from going viral and being seen by thousands of users. “It is only possible to read them if you search for them manually and specifically”. But will it really be enough to reassure fleeing advertisers and prevent social network revenues from collapsing? Just ten days ago, Musk had warned his employees: “bankruptcy is imminent”. And even more: why play with fire?

Source: Lega Nerd

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