Elon Musk Did Two More Things Besides Suspending The Twitter Accounts Of Journalists Last Night

The headline that people are paying attention to is the fact that Elon Musk decided to suspend the Twitter accounts of a bunch of journalists last night. That has gotten the predictable blow back that you’d expect from such a dumb move, including from the EU. But that’s not the only thing that he did last night. Let’s walk through everything else that happened. Starting with a Spaces event that Elon Musk joined. And then abruptly left when questions about suspending the accounts of journalists started to be asked. Here’s a recording for your review:

Shortly after that, the Spaces feature was disabled. It’s not clear if Spaces is disabled forever or for now. But clearly this Spaces event was enough that Elon ordered someone to turn the feature off. Clearly Elon has very thin skin.

Next up is the fact that Mastodon started to trend on Twitter last night. And I believe that Elon tried to stop it from trending. I noted this in a few Tweets:

It did return to the top ten of my trending list only to disappear again. As in “poof” it was gone in the blink of an eye. While I have no proof that Elon did this. It seems likely that he did after 9to5Mac editor Chance Miller noted this:

Keep in mind that Mastodon is a confederation of servers that is largely not for profit. If Elon Musk is afraid of them, he must really be in trouble.

I really think when the history is written about what went on with Twitter after Elon Musk bought it, I think it will say that last night is the moment when Twitter started to really implode. Thus I would fully expect to see more crisis moments with Twitter and Elon in the coming days as the platform starts to die a slow death.

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