PLEASE let it happen!!
Every journalist, writer, reporter, media personality, etc is essentially forced to use Twitter because it’s the only game in town for what we do.
Sure there are other social media platforms out there, but they are just as censorship heavy, and they don’t even have the same utility that Twitter does.
Twitter is essentially a platform to disseminate news, stories, and media—the platform of choice for anyone who writes on political, social, or financial topics.
This wouldn’t be such a problem if it wasn’t blatantly pro-left, and one of the most aggressive censors of free speech on the internet…
On any given day, Twitter can label the truth as ‘misinformation’, punish users who differ from leftist, statist, and Marxist views, and destroy accounts that took years to build.
Twitter’s policies often make no sense, and that is why this recent tease by Elon Musk has everybody talking…
In an ironic post, Elon Musk recently took to Twitter to ask:
Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy.
What should be done? https://t.co/aPS9ycji37
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 26, 2022
Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy.
Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2022
Washington Examiner believes that these questions are hints that Musk plans to launch his own social media platform:
In February, Musk returned the favor when he alleged the SEC was harassing him and trying to “chill” his free speech.
If the billionaire goes through with constructing a new platform, the alternative network would join the likes of Rumble, Gettr, and Parler.
Would you consider building a new social media platform, @elonmusk? One that would consist an open source algorithm, one where free speech and adhering to free speech is given top priority, one where propaganda is very minimal. I think that kind of a platform is needed.
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) March 26, 2022
Elon Musk giving serious thought to building a social media platform that prioritizes free speech. pic.twitter.com/uYde72boWE
— BBlues60 (@BBlues60) March 28, 2022
Conservative Brief reported many high profile responses to Musk’s recent comments, including this from Eric Weinstein:
“We need to invent something that fills this space that hasn’t existed…yet.
There are, unfortunately, several challenges that have prevented every previous attempt from working.
This is very much an analytic problem of a particular kind. It’s not just lack of desire. Good luck,” podcast host Eric Weinstein said.