the Pnictogen Wing has a hypothesis about @elonmusk's decision to ruin the public @Twitter API—it's not a hypothesis we've too much confidence in, but still we offer it: we think ONE of the purposes of doing this was to make Musk's own Twitter activities harder to analyze.

yes, there's lots of other reasons that the @elonmusk / @mtaibbi / @GOP #Twitter fash gang would have for destroying the ability of outsiders to write Twitter applications. the fash crowd themselves make heavy use of bots, sock-puppet accounts, and other Twitter trickery.

and of course there's also the fact that @elonmusk's been destroying @Twitter's ability to make money, long-term. he's in "vulture capitalist" mode—squeezing as much short-term money as he can from his own cultish #Twitter fandom before he finally auctions off the corpse.

but I think it's quite possible that @elonmusk (or rather the racist computer nerds who are still loyal to Musk, within @Twitter / @TwitterDev) also want to prevent as many people as possible from doing #DataScience on Elon Musk's own public statements.

it's a remarkable fact about the @elonmusk / @mtaibbi / @GOP conspiracy to politicize @Twitter and use its data against their enemies (via #TwitterFiles hype and other propagandistic manipulation) that they've done a LOT of their conspiratorial activity in public view.

partly it's because @elonmusk and @mtaibbi and the rest of these people know they benefit from an *extreme* degree of social privilege—one that tends to confer upon them invulnerability to criticism. they're like 'whıte-privileged' drivers who know they'll avoid tickets.

that's the *general effect* that Western systemic racism and 'whıte privilege' have upon people who benefit from racism, especially if they're celebrities like @elonmusk and @mtaibbi, but even low-level scum like @ThisIsKyleR benefits from being pasty-skinned and babyish.

"I just did a double 'self-defence', uwu," is something that @ThisIsKyleR can burble to almost any American cop—and they'll believe him, because Kyle Rittenhouse has gobs of 'whıte privilege' and is used to getting away with whatever he wants. he never NEEDS to grow up.

similarly, @mtaibbi and @elonmusk and @ShellenbergerMD and all the other people in the @GOP conspiracy to exploit @Twitter are people who've benefited from the cloak of virtual invisibility they get from their social privileges. they can do crimes practically in daylight.

@mtaibbi can openly suck up to @GOP politicians (like he did to @Jim_Jordan) and yet still pretend to "independence"—he *expects* his habitual lies and his public pose to be taken their word, and so far...he's gotten away with it. my own words mean little in comparison.

all the same I daresay that it's *possible* to infer the general outlines of the @elonmusk / @mtaibbi / @GOP #Twitter conspiracy simply from all their own public statements. these people haven't exactly been subtle; they've been getting more careful, but not THAT careful.

their chief method for avoiding detection is very simple and crude: flatly deny anything incriminating, and refuse to acknowledge any awkward details or questions about specifics whose answers are likely to be damaging to their cause. bald-faced denial goes a long way.

@mtaibbi, for example, refuses to answer any questions about whether he's had private meetings with @realDonaldTrump or any other @GOP politicians; he refuses to acknowledge questions about his business entanglements he may have in common with @elonmusk or Republicans.

and in private one can guess that @mtaibbi's been furiously at work scrubbing away as many of those entanglements as possible. we inhabit a topsy-turvy world of #capitalism and #finance and #cryptocurrency, which makes corruption and money-laundering easier than ever.

it's *also* quite likely that @mtaibbi's partners in the @elonmusk / @bariweiss / @GOP conspiracy have been strictly controlling Taibbi's access to information—Matt Taibbi's lies are more convincing if he himself has been deceived.

I'm _speculating_, of course.

my overall point, however, is that *traces* of these hidden connections between @mtaibbi and other persons within the @elonmusk / @stillgray / @GOP / @Twitter conspiracy might be inferred through #DataAnalysis: these people *talk in public* among each other.

one might, for example, detect interesting patterns in what persons @mtaibbi *used* to acknowledge in public, and then stopped acknowledging because his involvement in the conspiracy meant that Taibbi's access to information needed to be more tightly controlled.

the Pnictogen Wing was considering putting some work into such @Twitter #DataAnalysis ourselves, hoping to piece together some inferences about who's talking to whom and about what, within the @mtaibbi / @elonmusk / @GOP conspiracy. but then Musk made that more difficult.

not that I think @elonmusk knew or guessed what we were planning of course! but I do suspect that Musk and @mtaibbi and @ShellenbergerMD and the rest of them at least guessed that outsiders might be able to tease through their tweets, looking for clues about their crimes.

and now, that's tougher! it's a pity. one must acknowledge that the @mtaibbi fascɪst gang does sometimes know what they're doing.

~Chara of Pnictogen

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