Even if you don’t follow them, you see them. At least a few times a week, the average Twitter user has the misfortune of coming across a New York Times journalist calling a harmless story racist, dangerous, or a threat to America.
Luckily, a new app is here to help. The newly-created Block the New York Times app allows users to sign up and block 800 of the worst New York Times writers. And unlike Twitter’s future plans, it’s free to do so.
It's time to block.
Twitter users have begun mass-blocking New York Times-linked accounts to control the flood of corporate disinformation online.
Now, a new app automates the process. For a limited time, block 800 NYT reporters for the low price of $0. https://t.co/P0MuarxDRJ
— Block the New York Times (@blocknyt) February 8, 2021
The best part is the clever homepage that mirrors the “paper of record” but with hoax stories and parodies.
The crossed-out “Facts” is a pretty good touch, you must admit.
It’s important to remember, journalists are the most thin-skinned, paranoid people in America (aside from NBA players, of course.) Whenever a journalist clicks on an account that has him blocked, he then quickly logs into his burner account to check if the blocked account is tweeting about him.
In other words, sign up for this app now and spread the word.
Which New York Times journalists are you blocking first? Don’t forget, there is a limit.