Political pundits are pointing out a seemingly increasing feud between Tesla CEO and Twitter purchaser Elon Musk and what many refer to as the “liberal elite.”
The purchase of Twitter caused no small stir among both the left and right, with accusations of corruption being hurled at twitter’s current board and fear for what the future might hold for the micro-blogging platform.
However, one pundit pointed out, the Biden administration appears to be on the side of liberals, pushing back against what Musk calls freedom of speech, and what liberals are saying will be rampant hate speech and misinformation.
Dumisani Washington, the founder, CEO of Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI) Author of “Zionism & the Black Church” pointed out an interesting pattern of events on Twitter:
“Twitter accepts @elonmusk’s buyout bid as Musk vows to restore free speech to the platform,” Washington said in his tweet. “April 27, 2022 – DHS announces the ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ to fight ‘misinformation’ (a la George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth”)”
April 25, 2022 – Twitter accepts .@elonmusk‘s buyout bid as Musk vows to restore free speech to the platform.
April 27, 2022 – DHS announces the ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ to fight ‘misinformation’ (a la George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth”)
— Dumisani Washington (@DumisaniTemsgen) April 28, 2022
Questions about Musk’s motives have been swirling, considering his actions have caused 26 Soros-linked NGOs to sign onto a letter expressing concern about the plan saying, “Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will further toxify our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those already most vulnerable and marginalized.”
The authors claim that under Musk’s management, “Twitter risks becoming a cesspool of misinformation, with your brand attached, polluting our information ecosystem in a time where trust in institutions and news media is already at an all-time low,” adding “Your ad dollars can either fund Musk’s vanity project or hold him to account. We call on you to demand Musk uphold these basic standards of community trust and safety, and to pull your advertising spending from Twitter if they are not.“
Musk responded to the campaign against him by asking “Who funds these organizations that want to control your access to information? Let’s investigate …” adding “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
Sunlight is the best disinfectant
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2022