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Mike Solana’s Pirate Wires is a media company reporting at the intersection of technology, culture, and politics. Every Tuesday, he publishes a news digest, and every other week, deep dive analyses of current events. And his team publishes three to five deep dives, weekly, on topics including the evolving status of our information ecosystem, mind-bending developments in tech, media distortion, government regulation, and a healthy dose of Twitter drama. All of it’s free. Subscribe here.
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"So change the world, but be mindful of temptation, and make good use of your god mode powers while you have them. Because they never last forever."
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Solana is right. The establishment spent down all their trust. They cancelled, swarmed, and purged — enough to destroy their credibility, yet not enough to fully silence competing voices. Now alternatives are rising. Decentralized media is winning.
it's pretty simple: americans increasingly don't trust establishment voices because establishment voices keep lying. we increasingly listen to "conspiracy theorists" because "conspiracy theories" keep turning out true. a love letter to gay frogs and AOC. https://t.co/U2Nvq9eH33
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