Monday, November 21, 2022

Elon Musk: No Champion of Free Speach

Before buying it, Elon Musk said he would make Twitter a free speach platform where anything that it is legally permissible to say can be said. However, he did not automatically re-instate the account of Donald Trump. Instead he asked Twitter users to decide whether Trump's freedom to speak on Twitter should be restored, thus revealing the inability to distinguish between free speach and mob rule. 

Now Musk has confirmed his contempt for free speach by quoting scripture as justification for maintaining a ban on Alex Jones. I personally find Alex Jones a loud-mouthed blatherskite whose public statements interest me not at all. But clearly Musk's public statements about making Twitter a free-speach platform where any legally permissible speach will be allowed were lies. In fact, Twitter is simply Musk's instrument to regulate a swath of public speach, as he, or is it the deep state, sees fit. 

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