Social media crackdowns at the Times and Journal will backfire

A good piece of criticism from Matt Ingram that tears apart the NYT and WSJ's new social media guidelines previews in last week's newsletter.

If someone tells you that they have no opinion, even on serious issues, that they are totally objective and that they also never make a mistake, you would probably think they are either a liar or a sociopath. And yet that is what social-media policies like the ones at the Times and the Journal are asking people to believe.


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