Lil Nas X became Twitter’s CEO for a day and didn’t ban the Nazis

Nowadays, Lil Nas X’s “Inclined Metropolis Avenue” made Billboard chart history, changing into the longest-running No. 1 hit for the rationale that chart began in 1958 — beating out Mariah Carey, whose collaboration with Boyz II Men, “One Candy Day,” had previously held the legend. (“Inclined Metropolis Avenue” has spent nearly four months at #1.)

Twitter additionally posted a video on its song legend, Twitter Song, starring the younger rapper and meme impresario, in which he grabs Jack Dorsey’s badge and turns into CEO for the day. His first act? Firing @Jack. His 2d? Irritating an edit button, after which firing a roomful of engineers after they didn’t open up typing snappy enough.

The two-minute clip change into once fun, and silly; genuinely, seeing any individual demand Twitter for something that users were worrying for years, and the firm stubbornly refusing to bring, change into once cathartic. I loved it! Till I remembered that Twitter doesn’t listen to its users, in actuality, in the case of something else extra serious than an edit button.

The indisputable truth that harassers, abusers, and other sinful actors appear to flourish on the platform with out final consequence is demoralizing, to insist the least, and no longer simplest because users were clamoring for some accomplish of decisive motion for years. (Additionally, if they’ll’t give Lil Nas X an edit button what hope own we for alternate?)

Longest running #1 hits in Billboard Sizzling 100 history (weeks):

Inclined Metropolis Avenue 17

One Candy Day 16


I Will Constantly Esteem You 14

I could Ranking Steal to You


Candle in the Wind 1997

We Belong Together

I Gotta Feeling

Uptown Funk

Quit of the Avenue 13

The Boy Is Mine

— chart recordsdata (@chartdata) July 29, 2019

When Lil Nas X sat down with Dorsey, the CEO suggested him “you’re walking correct into a large worrying job.” That is shiny: it’s onerous to delight all americans. Dorsey is uniquely acutely aware of that, because it wants to be loud standing at the opposite cease of the megaphone he basically based, testifying sooner than Congress and combatting prominent conservatives alleging censorship and protracted bias. Though, pointless to claim, I’m determined Lil Nas X would be up for it; he understands the net better than nearly any individual (as is very clear from his Twitter legend, which is incandescent).

At the cease of the video, Lil Nas X change into once urgent paninis for the staff he’d excellent fired. Every person bought a cowboy hat, and all of them popped streamers. It change into once pleased, a smash from the unrelenting tragedies the net makes with out problems visible. Correct the day earlier than this day there change into once a mass taking pictures at a garlic festival in California, and one more at a birthday celebration in Brooklyn. Twitter, naturally, change into once the finest dwelling to preserve with the news.

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