Yet it went from that to what it is now: a firehose from bedlam, an amplifier of every kind of human frailty and malice as well as a channel for “bots”, automated or semi-automated scripts designed to pump out propaganda. And the maddening thing is that, despite all that, conscientious journalists have to keep up with it just in case they miss a vital bit of breaking news.

Note from How to get Twitter back on song? #NoMoreRetweets -- John Naughton

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