Just when you thought Twitter couldn’t get any worse – Elon Musk took over. Since the tech billionaire purchased the platform, he's made striking moves, including displaying his commitment to free speech by tweeting and deleting misinformation. Joining Jess and Charlie to talk about the impact Musk's takeover might have on Twitter as a nexus for journalists, activists and whistleblowers is writer and Program Lead at Digital Rights Watch, Samantha Floreani. Plus we look at the shift in rhetoric surrounding the death of Cassius Turvey, the predictable coverage of the Victorian state election and some weirdness featuring the late author Bryce Courtenay.
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We live in a media saturated world. The news cycle travels at lightning speed and is impossible to ignore. Spin Cycle aims to make sense of the 24/7 updates and hot takes we are bombarded with from media outlets, politicians and pundits all trying to own the narrative.