Elon Musk just clapped back at anti-speech critics mad that he purchased Twitter and has vowed to reinstate the platform's early commitment to free speech.
After a solid 24 hours of backlash from the pro-censorship mob now afraid they'll have to share space with people who disagree with them, Musk fired back against "those who fear free speech."
"The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all," Musk tweeted.
The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2022
He's not wrong - about the overreaction, or the purpose behind it.
Leftists from activist Shaun King (who has since deleted his entire account) to hand-wringers like CNN's Brian Stelter and the entire cast of MSNBC, liberals have accused Musk of being a white supremacist intent on letting "Nazis" run rampant on the site, whined that "disinformation" may throw a wrench in the carefully crafted left-wing propaganda machine, and and fretted that he could (gasp!) influence elections by suppressing certain voices (because only liberals are allowed to do that).
It was announced Monday that Musk, a pro-speech advocate, had purchased Twitter for $44 billion. Since then, the billionaire CEO has vowed to open the platform back up to free speech, get rid of Twitter bots, make the algorithm open-source, and verify every human user.
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