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Musk's Twitter "amnesty" plan alarms activists.
Zimbabwean journalist @daddyhope tweeted that it would be "a major disaster especially in Africa where State sponsored Ghost accounts were suspended for endangering human rights activists & journalists!"
⭕️ Online abuse shouldn't silence people or stop them from sharing their perspectives.
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The reason I’m not leaving — yet, anyway — is that I dread “unwinding connections to sources, colleagues,” and over 1.35M followers. The alternatives don’t yet ”offer the same reach, or the rich vein of dissimilarity across social and geographic lines.”