The publication of internal documents from the autumn of 2020 about what prompted the internet giant to bury the Hunter Biden laptop story led to a lengthy debate about free speech, adjustments he has made to Twitter, and the danger of Elon Musk’s safety, which he claimed there is “definitely some risk” to.
Frankly the risk of something bad happening or literally even being shot is quite significant. I’m definitely not going to be doing any open air car parades, let me put it that way.”
-Musk via Twitter Space
During the almost two-hour conversation, the new owner of Twitter debated about the value of the free expression and his future ambitions for the website.
Throughout history, free speech has been highly unusual, not common. So we have to fight really hard to keep that because it’s such a rare thing and it’s by no means something that’s default.
Controlled speech is the default, not free speech.”
Following his publication of the aforementioned Twitter Files, which revealed that the previous Twitter administration supported the Democratic Party of the United States during the last election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, concerns were raised for his safety and security. The conversation took place one day after writer Matt Taibbi disclosed internal conversations among the top brass at Twitter.
1. Thread: THE TWITTER FILES
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 2, 2022
Internal correspondence between Twitter employees concerning a New York Post post on Hunter Biden and how it was partially “blocked” from becoming a larger news item than it was and favoured the Democrats ovens was included in the data he disclosed.
I’m not saying this is definitely the case. There appears to have been a double standard where Democrats were not censored and left causes were not censored but right causes and Republicans were.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has come under fire and been called “incompetent” for his decisions. His misguided attempts to update user authentication with a divisive subscription service led to a deluge of fake accounts and practical reputations drove major sponsors away from the website. Both Twitter and Elon’s reputation have been harmed by these decisions. He now faces life-threatening situations as a result of the Hunter Biden story, so moving ahead, he must make the appropriate choices to protect the platform’s integrity and his own image.
Source: Fox News