Since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, many people and organisations have raised ethical objections to the platform, and many users have chosen to abandon it. Recently, several independent media outlets and media campaigning organisations have chosen to leave the platform (some examples linked below). Their justifications have focused on the removal of moderation features, the increasing prevalence of hate speech, the unchecked proliferation of misinformation and especially the misrepresentation of news services and de-emphasisation of news.
Better Media’s coordinators have been considering the possibility of leaving the platform ourselves for some time, and with others in our sector now making moves in that direction, we believe it is time to give the matter some serious consideration. As a Better Media member, do you have any strong feelings about whether or not we should continue to post on Twitter/X? Please let us know in the comments here or at firstname.lastname@example.org