Think Before You Tweet
12 February, 2019
Harassment campaigns on Twitter are a problem affecting a wide range of people. Oversight is often less than judicial. Oversight is unequal, influenced by ideology, and subject to a terms of service that can change at any moment. Is that a good way to run the public discourse?
Should public discourse be in the hands of private enterprise?
Is there a way to clean up Twitter? I argue that a paid subscription for tweets is the way to. Some accounts, i.e. verified news organizations could be exempted. Meanwhile those who tweet at people who don't follow them have to pay. This might discourage harassment campaigns.