Could free speech be returning to Twitter?
After Tesla CEO and Paypal co-Founder Elon Musk bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter, there has been heightened speculation that Twitter could take a more free speech orientation. Since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, Twitter has engaged in unprecedented levels of censorship and deplatforming of right-wing users and dissidents that challenged the various sacraments of the managerial order such as mass migration, never-ending wars, sexual deviancy, the Deep State, among other issues.
On April 5, 2022, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul declared that Musk will make Twitter go on a more free-speech path and repel leftist censorship from the platform.
Musk recently criticized Twitter for insufficiently promoting free speech.
Paul hopes that Musk’s new role on the board of Twitter will bring a new “ethos” to the big tech giant.
“We’ve already seen some on the left wigging out and saying they are leaving Twitter if Elon Musk is coming. I say, good riddance. If the left-wing crazies trying to censor speech leave Twitter, then it’ll be a better place,” Paul said to America Reports’ co-host Sandra Smith.
“I would say one thing,” he continued. “I don’t know Elon Musk, I’ve never met him, but I would say he has cultivated this persona of independence, of being a free thinker, and that used to be what intellectuals respected. It used to be that people on the left or the right, or people of ideas respected ideas. But then we become more and more the authoritarian notion, from the left, [that] that ideas they disagreed with were to be suppressed, and this has been true on COVID… climate alarmism as well, there couldn’t be more than one viewpoint.”
Furthermore, Paul hopes that Musk pushes the platform to encourage the concept of “the more ideas, the better.”
“I do respect that Twitter is a private company and has the right to regulate speech. I don’t think it’s a good idea…for the country, but I do think Elon Musk is a good addition to Twitter and a good voice on their board for more freedom of speech,” the Kentucky Senator added.
Paul believes that the social media ecosystem would benefit from “more competition.”
“Everybody should go out and compete,” he stated. “The more competition, the freer the speech will be, the more ideas, the more speech, the better.
Elon Musk is the last of the natural elites in America. While his electric car ventures may have dubious merit, his work in founding Paypal and SpaceX have pushed the limits of innovation and improved the lives of countless people.
Musk, along with his friend Peter Thiel, are the last of their kind. Liberty conservatives should make strategic partnerships with these billionaires who actually uphold American values and stand against the woke state.