Trump vs Twitter; Civilians in Space?
Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, explains the feud between Trump and Twitter and weighs in on Elon Musk's ambitious space plans:
What is happening between Trump and Twitter?
A lot. Twitter decided it had to fact check the president because the president said something that wasn't entirely true, and perhaps was false, about voting. Twitter cares a lot about lies about voting. So, they fact check Trump. Trump got really mad, said he's going to get rid of some of the laws that protect Twitter from liability when people say bad things on their platform. That started war number one.
War number two, started when Trump threatened violence on Twitter against protesters in Minneapolis. Twitter has a policy against threatening or glorifying violence. So, they hid that tweet a bit, which made Trump really mad. The upshot? Twitter is finally enforcing some of its policies against the president, though a little haphazardly and certainly imperfectly. The president is raging, which may screw up some of the laws that have kept the Internet in the US and functioning well for the last couple of decades.
When will we send civilians to space?
That is a hard question. Elon Musk promised that it would be at the end of 2021. So, with the coronavirus and that he usually doesn't quite hit his deadlines, let's say early 2023.