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BlackTwitter, a community of millions that have used the power of social media to affect real-world change, has been a cultural phenomenon for more than ten years. However, many Black activists worry about the future of the place they helped to create and fear they might not stick around to see what changes the platform’s new owner would make now that Elon Musk has bought it.
How Twitter’s influential Black community is responding to the contentious new leader today, as well as potential future hotspots for Black online social activity. Here is the complete transcript.
Gustavo Arellano is the host.
Guests: Erika D. Smith, a columnist for the L.A. Times
Column: With Elon Musk in charge, #BlackTwitter is about to vanish Advertisement
Elon Musk acquires Twitter for $44 billion.
Black Racist culture, as described by Tesla employees: “I was at my wit’s end.”