The New York Times on Monday published an article worrying about people getting together with whomever they want, having “unfettered conversations” that may not be monitored by liberal fact checkers.
The Times was specifically referring to Clubhouse, a social media platform that allows users talk in person in chatrooms if they are invited. For the times, this access to private conversations is apparently worrisome, because people might spread “misinformation.”
“Unfettered conversations are taking place on Clubhouse, an invitation-only app that lets people gather in audio chatrooms,” the Times tweeted. “The platform has exploded in popularity, despite grappling with concerns over harassment, misinformation and privacy.”
One can imagine the Times being equally concerned about telephone calls or private gatherings, which are also “invite-only” and may be out of the purview of Times reporters looking to snitch on what they claim is misinformation.
That’s exactly what happened last week, when the Times’ tech reporter Taylor Lorenz managed to get herself into