Activist Shaun King: Musk's Buying Twitter Because Of 'White Power'

Brittany M. Hughes | April 25, 2022
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Resident white-but-pretends-to-be-black activist Shaun King is blaming apartheid and "white power" for Elon Musk's reported purchase of Twitter, saying the South African billionaire wants to open the social media site back up to free speech so that "white nationalists" can "target/harass people."

"At its root, @ElonMusk wanting to purchase Twitter is not about left vs right," King tweeted. "It’s about white power."

"The man was raised in Apartheid by a white nationalist," King went on. "He’s upset that Twitter won’t allow white nationalists to target/harass people. That’s his definition of free speech."

"Elon Musk has openly called himself a 'free speech absolutist' and said that he wants to create a space where anything can be said about anyone. That’s why white nationalists are giddy today. Here on Twitter and other platforms that I track daily. It’s dangerous," he went on.

"For me, this isn’t about left vs right. Not at all. It’s about how the richest man in the world, a son of Apartheid, raised by a white nationalist, wants to be sure his speech, and that of other white men, isn’t censored," King concluded.

Bloomberg reported Sunday that Twitter was nearing a deal with Musk after the two parties held a meeting Sunday, where Musk reportedly detailed the $43 million in financing he's been able to secure through his own personal funds and backing from Morgan Stanley. The report adds that "[a] deal could be finalized as soon as this week, the [Wall Street] Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter."

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