In theory, Twitter is the only social media platform preserving the open, democratic, and free spirit envisioned by early internet pioneers. In practice, it has become nothing more than another commodity to be used by the unscrupulous and exploitative. How you might feel about Donald Trump is one thing. It’s another thing altogether how Russian bots are actively exploiting Twitter to fire political division and chaos. Another less nefarious, but dissatisfying, trend on Twitter is its additional advertising focus which has recently resulted in Twitter’s first quarterly profit.