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Ben Shapiro explains why Twitter has been ruined on Logan Paul podcast

Published: 12/Sep/2019 5:09 Updated: 12/Sep/2019 8:20

by Isaac McIntyre

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American commentator Ben Shapiro has revealed why he thinks social media giant Twitter has turned “toxic” in the 121st episode of Logan Paul’s ‘Impaulsive’ podcast.

Shapiro has made a living sharing his opinions on a host of political and trending topics across his career, with many of his discussions taking place across major social media sites.

On September 9, the American commentator guest-starred on Logan Paul’s long-running talk show Impaulsive, taking aim at Twitter and how it’s changed – for the worse – in recent years.

“It’s a disaster, a disaster,” Shapiro said when asked if he thought social media as a platform for discourse was a problem. “I think it depends on the method of distribution, if you’re talking about somewhere like YouTube, that’s just a place where people are basically viewing content, in the comments section maybe you get a little bit of conversation, but not really.


“Twitter is really bad, Twitter is a toxic place. It’s a place to dunk and be dunked upon. It is not a place where you’re going to get a long argument about nuance. That’s not what it’s for, it’s deliberately created for short attention spans in now less than 280 characters.”

Wiki CommonsBen Shapiro is famous for his views on a variety of topics.

“I don’t have the ability to have a substantive discussion about the solutions to climate change with you in 280 characters,” he continued.

“Instead, the tweets that get all the retweets and the incentive systems is the funnier you are, which very often coincides with the nastier you are, the more likes and retweets you get.”


Shapiro told podcast co-hosts Logan Paul and Mike Majlak he believes there’s been a major “mood shift” on the social media platform in recent times, that has seen Twitter move away from “a chat room with your friends” to something a little more toxic.

For mobile users, video segment starts at 15:03.

“I disengaged in tremendous ways with Twitter, I used to think it was a lot more fun. Now it’s ‘You know what we’re going to do, we’re going to go through your entire history and dig up some dumbass thing you said ten years ago and take it out of context’.


“That’s what happened to Kevin Hart, it’s happened to a bunch of people. It happened to Sarah Jeong at the New York Times, and it happened to James Gunn. It’s this constant attempt to destroy somebody with something they said.”

Logan Paul has had a host of different guests on his YouTube podcast Impaulsive.

Twitter was just one of many topics that Shapiro covered with the Impaulsive hosts earlier this week, but it seemed like one that he was very passionate about.

As for Paul, his rematch showdown with KSI is looming ever closer. The fight’s undercard also just received a boost, with brother Jake Paul now confirmed to be touching gloves with American rapper Soulja Boy ahead of the main event.

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Jaden Hossler’s new song with Iann Dior fuels Mads Lewis breakup rumors

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:11

by Alice Hearing

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TikToker Jaden Hossler has fuelled rumors of a break up with fellow creator Mads Lewis after he released his latest single this week.

Jaden is popular on TikTok with more than 8 million followers, and a former member of TikTok’s Sway House, but he left the collective in May, alongside Josh Richards, to dedicate more time to his music. Madison ‘Mads’ Lewis also has a big following, with 10.9 million followers and 5.6 million Instagram followers.

The pair first started dating in the second half of 2019 but broke up in February after rumors that Jaden had cheated. However, they have since reunited and began dating again in the summer. Now it looks as though the relationship could be over once again.

The song “Tonight” with Iann Dior, which Jaden released on October 21, features lyrics that fans speculate are about Mads. The chorus features the lyrics “We’re holding on to nothing, And we’re holding on too tight,” while the end of the song has an outro with someone on the phone saying “Jaden if you don’t pick up the phone right now, that’s not funny.”

One of the top comments on YouTube says “Is this about him and Mads holding on to nothing or what?”, while others are convinced that the outro sounds exactly like Mads.

There’s more evidence yet

Not only has Mads unfollowed Jaden on Instagram, but an unreleased song by Jaden that leaked in an Instagram Live appears to point to a rocky ending between the two.

In a clip of the Live from Jaden’s friend Cooper Noriega, the track seems to reference the dog “Juice” that Mads and Jaden adopted together and features the lyrics “I’m through, I’ve had enough of you, I’m giving up.”

Meanwhile, Mads has also been writing music and posted a clip of a song she had been working on to her story. The song’s lyrics are also emotional and point to an unfaithful boyfriend with the lyrics “I wanted to believe that you were still sleeping alone.”

Both have since posted cryptic tweets that may be addressing the situation. Jaden wrote “I’m sorry for being a baby, I’m just going through it right now,” pleaded with fans to “stop asking for me to unravel my life” and explained he would be taking a break from social media.

Mads tweeted, “I appreciate the love and support but I do not like seeing hate on people. Please do not post hateful things to anyone.”

There have been several allegations of Jaden cheating. Rumors surfaced in September when he was accused of cheating on his ex-girlfriend with Mads. While In July, Chase Hudson called out Hossler for not only “actively trying to hook up with Dixie [D’Amelio]”, but also for cheating on Mads an “endless amount of times […] for the past few months.”