The Conversation: Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter has placed its user-generated archives in danger

The Conversation: Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter has placed its user-generated archives in danger. “Future historians may be able to learn about these things through media coverage of Twitter, but the ability to access the tweets themselves will be invaluable for historical research. This is doubly true for the spread of information during breaking events, when the platform itself became the main primary source for observers and participants. Given the centrality of this source, it is hard to believe that it could all disappear. Could it?”

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