Since Elon Musk assumed control of Twitter, he has dominated the news with his frank goals for the social media company. Musk has been busy and on the offensive, as evidenced by his dismissal of censorship-obsessed employees, announcement of a new work ethic, and release of the “Twitter files” containing shocking information about Hunter Biden’s laptop and Democratic efforts to manipulate the 2020 presidential election.
His acts have earned him plaudits and accolades from the conservative right, while the liberal left is gnashing its teeth incessantly.
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In a matter of mere weeks, new Twitter owner Elon Musk has nearly eclipsed former President Donald J. Trump as the focal point of the political left’s collective hatred and he infuriated his thin-skinned detractors with a brief suspension of a handful of journalists from the platform, earning the ire of Democrat politicians who benefited exponentially from past censorship of dissenting viewpoints.
Even though the accounts of the Washington Post’s Drew Harwell, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, The New York Times’ Ryan Mac, uber-influencer Aaron Rupar, unhinged left-wing extremist Keith Olbermann, and others were quickly restored after Musk said they violated Twitter’s new policies on doxxing, the usual suspects have attacked the world’s richest man.
Even Congressmen, who have little time before the new session begins due to the Republican majority in the House, are focused on Elon and his business maneuvers, including Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, who seems to have forgotten the conservatives and journalists who were muzzled by the previous Twitter executives.
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and his team muzzled a large number of users who just referenced forbidden topics, such as any position that was unfavorable to the Biden administration, which Twitter had declared off-limits.
The departing chairman of the House Intelligence Committee walked to the stage on the eve of his usual Sunday morning CNN appearance to attack Musk, but he immediately discovered what happens when you poke a bear. “Elon Musk calls himself a free speech absolutist, to justify turning a blind eye to hatred and bigotry on Twitter,” the Burbank California Democrat wrote. “But when journalists report unfavorable news, they are banned without warning.”
“The devotion to free speech is apparently not that absolute. But the hypocrisy is,” Schiff fumed, despite his lack of concern when conservatives were removed off the platform for more than a few days.
Among those whom Twitter has previously muzzled was, of course, the then-president of the United States, Donald Trump.
In view of Musk’s publication of the documents revealing the link between Dorsey’s Twitter and the Biden administration about censorship and elections, Schiff’s decision to bring up such matters at this time seems odd and maybe unwise.
Elon Musk calls himself a free speech absolutist, to justify turning a blind eye to hatred and bigotry on Twitter.
But when journalists report unfavorable news, they are banned without warning.
The devotion to free speech is apparently not that absolute. But the hypocrisy is.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 16, 2022
Musk responded with his trademark brevity. “Thankfully, you lose your chairmanship very soon. Your brain is too small,” Musk responded.
Schiff and fellow California Democrat Mark Takano, the historic first openly homosexual of Asian descent to be elected to Congress, sent a letter to Musk last week demanding that he restrict speech on the platform, citing statistics from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, one of the pro-censorship organizations that have profited from the booming industry of policing political discourse and a go-to source for politicians and the corrupt media.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Musk summed up the big picture in regard to Schiff’s accusation and the opinions of the liberal center.
“False, hate speech impressions are actually down by 1/3 for Twitter now vs prior to acquisition,” Musk countered. CONTINUE READING…