It’s always seemed slightly ironic that “Tiananmen” translates as “Gate of Heavenly Peace.”
Again, Twitter is BANNED in the PRC, meaning they are doing this not for some callous reason that might be justified from a purely fiduciary perspective.
Sooo … why would they do this?
I’m genuinely confused. all I can come up with is these ..
A: Censorious evil is in their nature, they just can’t help themselves.
B: They are fanboys of totalitarianism, and want to show solidarity with anyone who oppresses the plebs.
C: China is so deeply embedded in Western academia as well as media in general and holds particular influence over America’s tech weasels that they can influence decisions even when they are nominally against interest.
D: Twitter is attempting to get un-banned in China and is doing this to show that they can boot-lick with the best of Quislings.
All those are true to greater or lesser extent, but I’m holding out for B: about 90 percent of the genome of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is “fanboy,” and he’s never been particularly discriminating about his various fandoms. If the Cool Kids are doing it — and today’s Cool Kids are Bolsheviks minus the book-larnin’ — Jack is there.