My growth on Substack was accelerating. Until the tech giants clashed. Now, it's come to a grinding halt. Tech giants should fight each other, not us.
I agree, Sam, and I have called Elon out on his hollow words about valuing freedom of speech while targeting Substack embeds at Twitter and tweet embeds at Substack.
For anyone who wants to join in, here is a tweet I lobbed at Elon with a great graphic created by IndieLeft.media:
What’s distressing is the global viralization of Dr. Tess Lawrie’s reading of my poem that occurred in March could not happen today, and this is severely inhibiting the ability of artists and independent journalists to spark a mass awakening and share vital, life-saving information:
• “Mistakes Were NOT Made: One Poem to Wake the World” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/mistakes-were-not-made-one-poem-to)
Doing what I can to support you by giving away those free subs to friends (thanks!). They are accepting them -- people are hungry for authentic alternatives.
Encourage everyone here to do the same. Search your email to find that free subs link from Husseini, and use it!
I'm sure you're not alone Sam. This tussle between Twitter and Substack may be a corporate battle with unfortunate collateral damage to independent and vital journalists like yourself, but the net result is further free speech constraint. It could very well result to the range of opinions -from A to B - found on MSM.