The purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk has significantly disrupted the corporate media landscape. Elon Musk has done a number of moves since his hostile takeover in late October that have sparked a synchronized uprising across Woke firms.
Dissolving a content moderation panel opposed to free speech and a diversity of political views on Twitter was one of Musk’s most contentious moves.
Musk clarified the reason for the council’s dissolution on one of my Tuesday Twitter threads, saying that social activists had broken their agreement with him.
“A large coalition of political/social activist groups agreed not to try to kill Twitter by starving us of advertising revenue if I agreed to this condition. They broke the deal,” Elon Musk asserted.
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It is now known who is funding a coordinated effort to starve Twitter of advertising revenue: a dark money organization with ties to Hillary Clinton called “Accountable Tech.”
In order to encourage advertisers to oppose Musk’s free speech protections on Twitter, the Clinton-backed group has been focusing on them, as leftist attorney Jonathan Turley noted on his blog.
No one is more actively or outwardly advocating for censorship in the left’s march away from free speech values than Hillary Clinton. According to recent allegations, Clinton has reportedly unleashed her corporate cronies to pressure Musk into restoring censorship policies or risk bankruptcy.
The campaign by the Clinton-affiliated “Accountable Tech” shows how worried Democratic circles are that free expression would return to one social media platform.
The group was upfront about the possibility that losing control of Twitter could also mean losing control of social media as a whole. For Clinton, censorship is an all-hands-on-deck situation. On Twitter, she previously urged other countries to repress Americans’ right to free expression.
In recent weeks, Elon Musk has used his $44 billion investment in Twitter to change the social media platform so that it is based more on free expression and openness. Musk has given a broad amnesty to suspended conservative Twitter accounts, unbanned former president Donald Trump’s Twitter account, and even stated that he would back Florida Governor Ron DeSantis if he ran for president in 2024.
The main issue with the Twitter advertiser boycott is that there is no solid proof that it is related to hate speech. As Elon Musk recently noted, since his acquisition of Twitter, the measures used to monitor such claimed hate speech have decreased by one-third.