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Social Media’s “Frictionless Experience” for Terrorists

Social Media’s “Frictionless Experience” for Terrorists

[ad_1] This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. The incentives of social media have long been perverse. But in recent weeks, platforms have become virtually unusable for people seeking accurate information. First, here are four new stories from The Atlantic: Dangerous Incentives “For following the war in real-time,” Elon Musk declared to his 150 million followers on X (formerly Twitter) the day after Israel declared war on Hamas, two accounts were worth checking out. He tagged them in his post, which racked up some 11 million views. Three hours later, he deleted the post; both accounts were known spreaders of disinformation, including the claim this spring that there was an explosion near the Pentagon. Musk, in his capacity as the owner of X, has personally sped up the deterioration of social media as a place to get credible information. Misinformation and violent rhetoric run rampant on …