Mark Ames, ex-EIC at the eXile now of Pando, wrote excellent long piece on horizontal / vertical censorship, "a new hyper-conformist culture accelerated by social media horizontalism" and its impact on satire.
I enjoyed the dig at "...Internet utopian cant about flattened, decentralized power networks" as :
[...] one of the most enduring middle-class romantic dreams that we’ve inherited from the hippies and never quite shaken off.
The pithy, to the point quote is probably this line:
The emotional physics in social media will always favor virtuous ignorance and sleazy, demagogic outrage over satire’s more complicated buzz.
This is something I've heard echoed in another excellent closed(ish) newsletter. The entire piece is worth reading.