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Catchup #2: Insightful Twitter Threads (Mass Media, Mass Deaths, Twitter Files, Joining Dots, Storytelling)

Five Insightful Twitter threads for this week. Topics: Mass Media, Mass COVID Deaths, Twitter Files, Joining Dots, Storytelling #DrishtikoneNewsletter

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End of Media

AI is going to be a game-changer.  We can now envision a day when the 20th-century scourge of mass media is ended forever.

Lines of the Dead

China is facing a major impact due to COVID and there are lines in front of the large crematorium in Beijing.  Short but critical thread!

Twitter Files, Part Five

Part 5 of the Twitter Files is here.  This thread is long but very instructive on what people did while throwing Trump out.  PS - it also has a tweet on India and PM Modi.

While these are the Twitter Files that Elon Musk is releasing, there is another effort that America First Legal undertook.  The new documents have uncovered a secret Twitter portal that U.S. Govt officials used to censor dissenting COVID-19 views and violate the First Amendment!  Here is the thread:

Check the details of that report here.

AFL Lawsuit Uncovers More Damning CDC Documents Revealing Twitter’s “Partner Support Portal” for COVID-19 Related Censorship and the U.S. Government’s Advancement of “Social Inoculation” Against the “Infodemic”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, America First Legal (AFL) released the fourth set of shocking documents obtained from litigation against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealing further concrete evidence of collusion between the CDC and social media companies to censor free speech an…

Joining the Dots

This is an old thread but it is very insightful in the way it lays out the news items that matter by dates.  Suddenly a new insight appears.  Some linkages may be over-exaggerated but very important to keep in mind nevertheless.

Storytelling principles

Storytelling is an art.  Specifically non-fiction.  It is always good to learn from experience.  Here is a very useful thread on 12 important story telling principles.  Bookmark them.

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