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What's Up With Twitter?

This illustration photo taken on July 8, 2022 shows Elon Musk’s Twitter page displayed on the screen of a smartphone with Twitter logo in the background in Los Angeles. - Elon Musk pulled the plug on his deal to buy Twitter on July 8, 2022, accusing the company of “misleading” statements about the number of fake accounts, a regulatory filing showed. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images

What's Up With Twitter?

This illustration photo taken on July 8, 2022 shows Elon Musk’s Twitter page displayed on the screen of a smartphone with Twitter logo in the background in Los Angeles. - Elon Musk pulled the plug on his deal to buy Twitter on July 8, 2022, accusing the company of “misleading” statements about the number of fake accounts, a regulatory filing showed. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images

What's Up With Twitter?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign announcement on Twitter did not go as planned. A series of awkward technical glitches delayed the event for about 20 minutes. Nevertheless, it was still a big moment, not just for DeSantis, but for Twitter, too. In fact, Desantis' announcement is just one example of how the social media platform has changed since Elon Musk took over the company. NPR's Eric Deggans talks with writer Charlie Warzel, who has covered the platform for 15 years, about his latest piece in The Atlantic, "Twitter is a Far Right Social Network." In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This illustration photo taken on July 8, 2022 shows Elon Musk’s Twitter page displayed on the screen of a smartphone with Twitter logo in the background in Los Angeles. - Elon Musk pulled the plug on his deal to buy Twitter on July 8, 2022, accusing the company of “misleading” statements about the number of fake accounts, a regulatory filing showed. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images

 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign announcement on Twitter did not go as planned. A series of awkward technical glitches delayed the event for about 20 minutes.

Nevertheless, it was still a big moment, not just for DeSantis, but for Twitter, too.

In fact, Desantis' announcement is just one example of how the social media platform has changed since Elon Musk took over the company.

NPR's Eric Deggans talks with writer Charlie Warzel, who has covered the platform for 15 years, about his latest piece in The Atlantic, "Twitter is a Far Right Social Network."

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

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