Elon Musk: Twitter in ‘battle for the future of civilization’

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

‘If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead’

Art Moore
WND News Center

Amid Elon Musk’s measures to protect free speech on Twitter, including the elimination of its COVID “misinformation policy,” the White House is promising to keep “a close eye” on the social media platform.

The new Twitter owner made it clear he believes the stakes are high.

“This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead,” he tweeted Monday.

At the White House on Monday, Reuters reporter Andrea Shalal asked Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre what it was going to do about Musk’s effort to open up debate on the platform.

“There’s a researcher at Stanford who says that this is a critical moment in terms of ensuring that Twitter does not become a vector for misinformation,” the reporter began. “Are you concerned about that – Elon Musk says there are more and more subscribers coming online – are you concerned about that, and what tools do you have and who is it at the White House that is going to be keeping track of this?”

Jean-Pierre replied that it’s “certainly something we’re going to be keeping an eye on.”

“Look, we have been clear, that when it comes to social media platforms, it is their responsibility to make sure that when it comes to misinformation, when it comes to the hate that we’re seeing, that they take action, that they continue to action,” the Biden spokeswoman said.

“Again, we’re all keeping a close eye on this, we’re all monitoring what’s currently occurring, and we see, we see it with our own eyes what you all are reporting, and just for ourselves, what’s happening on Twitter.”

On Monday night, some Twitter users noticed the platform had dropped its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

A post on the “transparency page of Twitter’s website said: “Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misinformation policy.”

During the pandemic, many censored or suppressed tweets, labeled “misinformation,” expressed viewpoints that are now acknowledged to be true or legitimate arguments, such as the ineffectiveness of masks, lockdowns and vaccines, and the theory that SARS-CoV-2 originated in a lab in Wuhan, China.

Earlier this month, Apple restricted the use of its file-sharing tool AirDrop in China, which has been used by protesters to communicate without the risk of government censorship, Bloomberg reported.

Meanwhile, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Congress to respond to Musk’s claim that Apple is threatening to remove Twitter from its app store.

“That would be a huge, huge mistake, and it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress,” the governor said.

Political commentator Mollie Hemingway said one of the most “infuriating things about the current moment is the utter and complete silence and weakness of roughly 100% of DC establishment Republicans.”

“Every single elected GOP person with a brain and/or spine or even a freaking PULSE should be saying at least this much,” she tweeted.

Musk also is signaling his intent to open the “Twitter Files” on the platform’s suppression of the New York Post’s stories weeks before the 2020 presidential election on evidence of Joe Biden’s role in his family’s global influence-peddling businesses.

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2 months ago

It’s funny how the Left likes to accuse all those who don’t march lock step with them with the same improprieties that they perpetuated with Twitter. If you don’t agree with them absolutely then you’re wrong and dangerous. Keep going Elon.

2 months ago

It is getting more and more difficult today, to know who is telling the TRUTH. As discerning as I AM, it is difficult, even for me.
Keep researching, over the river and through the woods, because you wont know whats waiting for you at grandmothers house!

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