Elon Musk announces that Twitter that to stay on Twitter you would have to pay for a subscription at 8 euros per month. The former member of the Loire, Jean-Michel MIS took the opportunity to wonder if the new trend would not be to stop being on Twitter. The BFMTV site, which belongs to Patrick Drahi, supporter of Emmanuel Macron, during his first presidential campaign, released a newsletter today on this social network claiming that he is the victim of a phishing campaign. Thierry Breton went as far as Texas in May to warn the billionaire that the DSA, the text which frames the GAFAM, should be respected. But why is Macronie so afraid of freedom of expression?
We have already mentioned it many times, in France, freedom of expression is threatened by the hyperconcentration of the media and by the moderation regulations of the GAFAMs. As a reminder, as part of the campaign Verified, the United Nations campaign to fight the infodemic, the United Nations has partnered with social networks such as tik tok, Twitter, Facebook Where Youtube to filter what was good info or not.
The arrival of the Digital Service Act led by Thierry Breton and Cédric O. who plans to regulate GAFAMs in Europeshouldn’t help matters, but in this ocean of restriction it’s amazing how light could come from the Twitter of Elon Musk who proclaimed his desire to make this social network the kingdom of “free speech” and freedom of expression.
Former deputy Jean-Michel MIS invites us to leave Twitter
Obviously, this does not please the former MP LREM of the Loire, Jean-Michel Mis. “What if the new trend was to stop being on Twitter? “, he questioned in a tweet posted on November 1.
As a reminder, Jean-Michel Mis, had been ranked last June by La Tribune, among the best experts of the National Assembly in digital matters. It was he who had given the orientation and programming law of the Ministry of the Interior its Cyber orientation.
When we published our article on theintervention of the head of global communications for the United Nations on the airwaves of the World Economic Forumthe former deputy of the Loire had retweeted a post from the Verified campaign the next morning.
But today Mr. Mis, didn’t just post a comment, he also posted a link to an article by BFMBusiness by Patrick Drahiwho supported Emmanuel Macron’s first campaign.
The BFMTV article is titled “Scam, disinformation, cybersecurity: why Twitter certification would be a problem”.
The BFMTV article takes offense that Elon Musk has dissolved the board of directors of Twitter and that he has “now hands free to shape Twitter as it sees fit”.
This article also recalls that“Elon Musk instructed Twitter employees to find a way to monetize access to certification.” “But this practice could pave the way for something big. »
He quotes the media The Vergeaccording to which, “the new master of the premises plans to monetize the allocation of certification badges”.
According to BFMTV, “the new boss hopes to offer Twitter certification to everyone for a monthly payment of $20”. “However, making the blue badge accessible to everyone could prove dangerous”.
Patrick Drahi’s media reminds us that “users have already suffered inconvenience related to this decision, even before it could come into force”. ” Whereas the acquisition of Twitter was not yet recorded, a scam had targeted accounts holding the certification in October. Astrophysicist Eric Lagadec, certified and followed by more than 100,000 people, has been added to a strange list of blacklisted accounts by a user posing as Twitter. The objective was to send him to a booby-trapped page where he was asked for this personal information to appeal this decision. »
At the time, Eric Lagadec, who also handles media relations for the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, posted a tweet in which he addressed Twitter and to Verified : “Hello, I would like to understand why I am on this list of blacklisted accounts! I admit that I find it difficult to understand. “I only talk about science and try to share quality content. »
A phishing campaign has been launched against Elon Musk’s Twitter
BFM TV inique then that according to the site, TechCrunch: “Since Elon Musk’s proposal to monetize obtaining the blue badge, a phishing campaign has been launched”.
The email of this phishing campaign states: “To receive the certification badge for free and permanently, please confirm that you are a known person. If you do not provide this information, you will have to pay $19.99 every month like other users to get the verification badge”.
According to BFMTV, “In addition to attracting cybercriminals, the move to on-demand certification raises questions about its raison d’être”. “The accounts of lesser public figures or government agencies are most likely to be hijacked. »
In short, a real campaign against the new Twitter by Elon Musk.
Today, the American billionaire gave more details on the system he wanted to put in place on Twitter. It will be an $8 per month subscription.
“Twitter’s current lords and peasants system for who does or doesn’t have a blue tick is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month »did he declare.
As a reminder, Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner had traveled to Austin in Texas, where Elon Musk has his Tesla factory to meet the American billionaire. He had told him that he should comply with the rules of the DSA, the Digital Service Act, the text which will govern the platforms on European territory.
Proof that the Twitter of the American billionaire and libertarian worries Macronie.
Corresponding journalist for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region