Unmasking Twitter →

Ben Thompson · Stratechery ·

It’s been interesting watching Twitter inform the debate around COVID-19. In many ways, the best information has started circulating on Twitter amongst experts, long before it’s been espoused by recognized authority organizations (WHO, CDC, or major news outlets).

As I have argued from the beginning of this site, the Internet is an amoral force: it is up to us to decide if it is for good for bad. The best way forward is embracing Internet assumptions and using the overwhelming amount of information and free access to anyone to make things better, not try and build a moat around what experts say is right or wrong.