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COMMENT | Journalism's hostage relationship with Twitter

COMMENT | “Twitter is an extension of journalists’ offices”, says International Federation of Journalists general secretary Anthony Bellanger.

The group that represents 600,000 journalists in 146 countries wants to see Twitter continue to be “duly moderated” following the company’s acquisition by tech billionaire and free speech "absolutist" Elon Musk.

“We are concerned that Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter are going the wrong direction by exacerbating opportunities to attack journalists and threatening the anonymity of users,” Bellanger said.

As Musk takes Twitter private, the digital siege on journalists continues.

At one level, almost all of us are under siege from the world of data capitalism.

Social media users have signed away the rights to their data and it is bought and sold as a commodity to...

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