Nothing like being back on a platform responsible for the destruction of society.
Fuck Twitter. I hope everyone at Twitter gets the booster.
If you had to guess, how many people here believe Berenson reaches as many, or more, real, actual, live humans through Substack than through Twitter? He reaches more bluechecks and more bots through Twitter, which, apparently, matter more, but in terms of actual lives impacted, I'd guess substack has been substantially more important than Twitter ever was.
I was naive to think you would actually see this through. A settlement with a NDA. It wasn't about free speech, it was about getting back on Twitter. I get it, but I will not be renewing my subscription. Thanks for your excellent covid reporting.
Congratulations! We must all savor each victory against misinformation and leftist suppression of free speech.
Alex, don't give up the substack. This is great platform and the information you are able to provide here is much more in depth and complete than what is possible on Twitter.
Why you would even want to go back on twitter is now the big question.
Hate to parse words. But, this:
"Except I need to add one thing. The settlement does not end my investigation into the pressures that the government may have placed on Twitter to suspend my account. I will have more to say on that issue in the near future. I made a promise to readers last month, and I take my promises to readers seriously."
Is very different than the promise you made to readers last month. That promise was specific to getting and releasing the discovery that Twitter was Court-ordered to give you.
I promised to keep an open mind that you were going to adhere to that, until proven wrong. You have always been an honest broker.
I can't come up with an alternative way that squares the prior promises related to discovery with what you are saying above. I am struggling.
Congratulations!!! So glad! Everything you have done is so appreciated not only for us but for our kids. Thanks!
I wish I could understand the obsession with being on twitter, for anyone.
Twitter is a disingenuous organization. Allowing you to use it does not mean that you will be seen by people who elected to follow you. My guess is your shadow ban is so strong that maybe 1/10,000 people who follow you will actually see your content.
And proving that will be much harder. Just ask Elon Musk.
What happened to all Alex's bluster about "I'm not going to accept a settlement, I'm in it to expose Twitter" -- ? Hmmm? Twitter is still suspending accounts like Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin for imaginary offenses, they're still shadowbanning and manipulating trends. This "victory" is a fart in the wind.
All Alex ever wanted was to get his seat back at the "cool kids table." Typical establishment bubblehead. Meet the new boss, same a the old boss. Congrats, enjoy your 15 seconds of glory. You're officially not relevant at all anymore.
So what happens when they suspend you again? Another lawsuit?
Well done. Perhaps someday the SCOTUS leaker can find their/they way to this court and leak the whole settlement agreement!
Secret court settlements - all of them, not just this one - are a travesty of justice.
Great to see you back. Enjoy this victory! I am patient and will be very interested to learn more about the third party communications found during discovery - WHEN the time is right.
Thanks for fighting the good fight. This is an important battle won.