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Alanis: Greetings, everyone! Alanis here, from the Ex-Worker. If you’re listening to this, chances are you didn’t first hear about it on Twitter; that’s because a few weeks ago, CrimethInc.’s Twitter account, which we’ve used for over 14 years to help promote anarchist ideas to a global audience, was permanently suspended at the urging of a far right troll. But that’s not stopping us! Today’s episode features four articles published by CrimethInc. between October and December 2022 about Twitter, our responses to being banned, and a deeper analysis of social media and social transformation today. You can read all the articles by following the links from this episode’s page at crimethinc.com/podcast. You can also follow us on Mastodon, Kolektiva, and other alternative platforms - if you head to our homepage and scroll to the bottom, you’ll see links to get connected. Life after corporate social media is not only possible, but freer. We’ll see you in the streets! Thanks for listening.
To follow along in text to the rest of the episode, check out these four articles:
The Billionaire and the Anarchists: Tracing Twitter from Its Roots as a Protest Tool to Elon Musk’s Acquisition
Elon Musk Bans CrimethInc. from Twitter at the Urging of Far-Right Troll
Whose Tweets? Our Streets: A New Poster and Zine for an Offline Media Offensive
Canary in the Coal Mine: Twitter and the End of Social Media
Alanis: That’s all for this episode of the Ex-Worker. For links to the text versions of what you’ve just heard, or to listen to more podcast episodes, audio zines, and audio books from our collective, check out our website at crimethinc.com/podcasts.
The Ex-Worker: an audio strike against a monotone world… for everyone who dreams of a life off the clock.
Thanks for listening!