Over the past few weeks, Elon Musk has made quite a name for himself while trying to manage change at the hands of Twitter. Most of his staff and policy changes have been controversial.
To put it mildly, but love them or hate them; Looks like it’s here to stay – at least for now. Today he posted about a new Twitter policy he wants everyone to implement. Here is his recent tweet on the subject.
New Twitter policy is to follow the science, which necessarily includes reasoned questioning of the science
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 28, 2022
User @GadSaad doesn’t seem eager to follow Dr. Fauci’s science.
@GregWAutry In the meantime, everyone seems to understand that science as a method of testing theories and hypotheses can be a religion.
Yes, the scientific method (challenge every hypothesis) had sadly be replaced with Science (upper case) as religion and its apostles fretting over sorting the “believers” and “deniers”, labels that have no place in actual scientific thinking.
— Greg Autry🚀🇺🇸🇹🇼 (@GregWAutry) December 28, 2022
@rupasubramanya took issue with the wording of the new policy, but not the basic premise.
The framing "follow the science" is itself problematic because it implies that science is a monolithic settled body of knowledge. It's not. It's always being contested and revised. Instead of saying "follow the science", we should say follow the "scientific method".
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) December 28, 2022
Looks like @ZaleskiLuke has a problem with Musk’s whole tweet and the political right.
Elon knows he can say crap like this and rightwingers will let him do whatever he wants and give him a tax break for it. The scarier scenario is one in which he actually believes the same MAGA & white nationalist crap he has already re-platformed—and that’s looking quite possible
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) December 28, 2022
@Itsdorothysucka Wants a level playing field for everyone to question everything ‘reasonable’ without fear of retribution.
We should be able to reasonably question any and everything without being ostracized, cancelled & ridiculed.
— DOROTHY (@itsdorothysucka) December 28, 2022
All of them kept their words.