November 30, 2022

Elon Musk Says People 'Deserve to Know' About Twitter's Free Speech Suppression

Elon Musk has shared his thoughts about revealing Twitter's past suppression of free speech on the social media platform.

The new Twitter CEO tweeted on Monday that "suppression files" will be coming soon to unearth the company's past censorship.

"The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself," Musk said in the post. "The public deserves to know what really happened…."

A Fox Business report also chronicled Twitter's past censorship issues.

"Critics, particularly those on the right, have long criticized the platform for what they regard as unfair and obscure standards regarding which accounts are censored or suspended," the report noted.

"The tech giant permanently banned former President Donald Trump from the platform in 2021, blocked the New York Post's story in 2020 on Hunter Biden's notorious laptop, and locked conservative satire site The Babylon Bee out of its Twitter account in March for awarding transgender Biden administration official Rachel Levine a fictitious 'Man of the Year' award," it added.

The censorship concerns were also part of Musk's decision to buy Twitter at the cost of $44 billion in October.

His free speech emphasis has since led to several changes, including the restoration of numerous conservative accounts that had been removed from the platform in the past two years.

Most notably, Musk brought back former President Donald Trump's account after users ruled in favor of the decision in a Twitter poll.

The future promises additional controversies from Musk as he plans to share the details behind Twitter's past suppression of free speech.

Source: Fox Business

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