Since Elon Musk acquired ownership of the social media giant Twitter, he has not only been turning the company on its head by removing deadwood employees, but he has also cleared up Twitter’s powerplay of banning users and using “misinformation” as a catch-all excuse for silencing anyone who did not speak the liberal agenda that the Twitter board desired to advance.
Those who had been muzzled or had left Twitter on their own have returned in full force, praising Musk for his transparency and initiatives since he acquired the network. Musk is responding to user satisfaction via policies and surveys.
Recent disclosures by Musk on the inner workings of the defunct social networking site have piqued public interest.
A Twitter user said: “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should provide previously suspended Twitter users with all internal discussions pertaining to the decision to permanently ban their account along with the exact reasoning upon their reinstatement to Twitter.
At an Oversight Hearing in the 118th Congress, Republican Congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene invited Twitter CEO Elon Musk to come to Washington, D.C. and explain what the hell was going on at Twitter when they banned accounts like hers and Trump’s.
Greene said: “I’d like to invite Elon to share that with those of us who were permanently banned at an Oversight Hearing in the 118th Congress. That would be very kind of him and helpful in order to know who else we should invite. (subpoena)”
I’d like to invite Elon to share that with those of us who were permanently banned at an Oversight Hearing in the 118th Congress.
That would be very kind of him and helpful in order to know who else we should invite.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 26, 2022
If there is any question regarding the trajectory of social media before Musk’s breakthrough acquisition, one need just consider the conjecture surrounding Musk’s plans for free expression in the United States of America. Since the U.S. Constitution protects free speech, it is assumed that any firm operating inside U.S. boundaries would be in favor of free speech and would not implement business prohibitions against people who wish to promote it. However, this circumstance has occurred and is currently a possibility.
Phil Schiller, an Apple employee in charge of directing the App Store, has canceled his Twitter account. And Yoel Roth, former head of trust and safety at Twitter, claimed in an op-ed published in the New York Times that the social media giant risks being removed from Apple and Google’s app stores if they “fail to adhere to guidelines,” according to Fox News.
“Failure to adhere to Apple’s and Google’s guidelines would be catastrophic, risking Twitter’s expulsion form their app stores and making it more difficult for billions of potential users to get Twitter’s services. This gives apple and Google enormous power to shape the decisions Twitter makes,” Roth said.
A Twitter user challenged Musk about the possibility of app store bans if he continues to advocate for free speech.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?” CONTINUE READING…