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“Deleting Twitter” is Trending, But Not For the Reason You Think

Everyone hates Twitter: it’s awful! And yet we need Twitter. Or do we? I mean, that’s what we tell ourselves every day. But some brave souls have actually done the unthinkable and deleted their account (or had their account deleted for them, RIP Patti Harrison.) And even more dream of deleting Twitter at some point in the near future, when their job or livelihood or connection to queer society doesn’t depend on it.

This morning, however, the hashtag #DeletingTwitter is trending, and it has nothing to do with people being exhausted by social media itself. It’s part of a publicity plan to protect anyone who plans to watch the film Spider-Man: No Way Home from happening upon spoilers.

It’s true that whenever a new big-budget superhero movie comes out, people simply love spoiling that shit for everyone. However, doesn’t deleting Twitter (and seemingly promoting the hashtag) feel a bit extreme? As one user noted, it’s not entirely necessary in this case:

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the sequel to 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, and apparently the ending is a DOOZY. But I wouldn’t know, because all I care about is queer icon Zendaya and Tom Holland’s very tight spidey-suit. 

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