Washington Gets Increasingly Freaked Out by Twitter

From a story on politico.com by Mohar Chatterjee headlined “Washington gets increasingly freaked out by Twitter”:

Elon Musk’s chaotic takeover of Twitter has left professional Washington amused, worried — and utterly at a loss on how to handle what was until last week the Beltway’s favorite fast-twitch communication platform.

“The Elon takeover is all people can talk about,” said Megan Schmidt, a media strategist at the communications firm Mission North with numerous Washington cybersecurity clients.

In two short weeks since taking over the company, Musk has tweeted a far-right conspiracy theory, fired half the staff, triggered the ire of the Federal Trade Commission and reportedly lost the top officials keeping the platform’s content safe and reliable.