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Krystal and Saagar: MASSIVE Twitter Hack Hits The Most Powerful, Did They Get CAUGHT Shadowbanning?

Krystal and Saagar discuss a coordinated attack on Twitter which targeted some of the world’s most powerful people. According to twitter hackers used Twitter’s internal systems to tweet from high-profile accounts.

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  1. The Political Activism from employees with in these Tech Giants and the Media is very disturbing. From NY Times employees forcing editors to resign over an Op-ed, and now this Twitter hack, that had inside help. Wait till one of these activists start taking a dislike to certain posters on a Social Media Platform. Talk about the ability to steal identities, credit cards, manipulate credit scores, etc.

  2. This is a shell game switch. What better way to cast doubt on tweets than to have the company hacked close to an election. Of course they had help from the inside of Twitter. Twitter hires it done. Now watch what happens with the wild and crazy tweets. Someone was afraid they would be outed for something so they got ahead of it and threw smoke in the middle of the crowd. Confusion will rain supreme while the truth dies in the dark. Looks like a perfect time to start a fight club. ?

  3. It has been demonstrated YouTube has gamed the ability for certain keywords to be searched even manipulate limiting the ability for certain search options to be applied such as length of the videos & sorting by when newer or older videos were posted etc…

  4. Trump 2020 if you want him to deal with these foreign spies….this is all Democrats stirring up grap to make trump and Elon musk look bad…no one gives a shit about biden

  5. "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever, we begin bombing in 5 minutes"

  6. “Social media power” Like “act naturally” or “clearly confused” is and always will be an oxymoron. Stop giving power-hungry people attention.?

  7. (Let me preface this by saying I enjoy your show) Here's something you could "take a moment to understand" – Twitter (and Facebook just the same) is foolishness, a giant circle-jerk that serves no real purpose in our world (and don't let a sense of self-importance persuade you otherwise). If you're going to engage foolishness, you're going to reap consternation. Federal regulation? Really? How about a little self-regulation – just close your Twitter account. Some hacker with a cause is going to end up doing it for you (and everyone else) anyway, so why not get ahead of the curve and voluntarily return a piece of your life to reality?…and the fact that advice strikes you as silly should "tell you all you need to know" about how far gone you are. Invite Jaron Lanier on your show to give you the 411.

  8. Disgruntled employee of Walmart shoots manager.
    Disgruntled employee of Twitter tweets that Trump just nuked Venezuela as the Real Donald Trump.

  9. Oh NOW Saagar wakes up and thinks we need regulation over social media. We needed that yesterday, and let's add regulation over online gaming as well.

    Let's not forget all this conjecture forgets one key variable – users who use and rely on social media to the point of obsession. You think they will be this powerful influencing platform if users are more critical of what they are obsessing over?

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