Commenting on the takeover of Twitter by the controversial billionaire Elon Musk, Member of the European Parliament Patrick Breyer (Pirate Party) explains:
“The Twitter takeover is another reason to sign up for privacy-friendly, decentralized alternative services like Mastodon. NSA and FBI have no access to European nodes and anonymity is guaranteed. Twitter already knows our personalities dangerously well due to its pervasive surveillance of our every click. Now this knowledge will be falling into Musk’s hands.”
Breyer himself operates a Twitter account, but at the same time distributes his messages via the decentralized alternative service Mastodon.