|Maybe a compromise: just the consonants?|
On second thought, 99% of 'tweets' would suffer not at all.
With every day that passes, such a switch would be equivalent to an 'economies kill switch.'
For example, the subset of the economies that work via VPN.
This would be an acceleration from the current passive abuse(as a self-subscribed and paid for domestic spy-on-citizens tool)to active abuse.
Our government is already long tied into the backbone at key points, passively collecting, monitoring, analyzing, and storing data on all users of the internet. We have willingly and trustingly self-subscribed to this intelligence collection tool, and self-fund our own monitoring, with the naive belief that what we throw onto the public infrastructure is not public domain.
Public domain is public domain. This is nothing new. The fact of this has been apparent since the 90s, when (effective) encryption software was quietly classified as a 'munition' by our government.
The implication is obvious.
Remember, shutting down the public internet is not the same thing as shutting down crucial government networks. We pay for and maintain an entirely duplicious/independent set of government networks, plural, that are isolated from the public internet.
The public internet is a curious beast. The belief that the public has 'rights' there, as in, any expectation of service or privacy, is curious.
Who is the sheriff that we expect to enforce those 'rights', and who is policing that sheriff?