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Elon Musk Reveals Extent Of Old Twitter Regime’s Censorship

I really love what Elon Musk has done with the X social media platform after purchasing Twitter and rebranding it to X.

As a writer and a political commentator, I was suspended or outright censored on the old Twitter virtually every single day for the crime of speaking common sense.

You know, things like ‘these shots don’t work, you’re still going to get Covid’, and ‘you can’t have male genitals and be a female.’

The old regime at Twitter vehemently denied that they were engaging in any sort of censorship efforts or colluding with the Biden administration to censor Americans.

Now Elon Musk has come out to reveal that not only was the old Twitter regime censoring the voices of conservative Americans, they were doing it ten times more than they were leftist voices.

Kanekoa The Great provided this statement from Musk:

“Our goal with X is to be a level playing field, a public square that supports the middle 80% of the country…Social media has been very left-leaning to far left-leaning, and Twitter was far-left leaning.

The suspensions of Republican candidates, interests, or voices were at least ten times the suppression rate of left-wing voices on the old Twitter.

We’re trying to move it to the middle. Which from the standpoint of the left, it appears it is moving to the right if you are standing on the left.

But it’s not. It’s simply moving to the middle in an attempt to actually represent the whole country and not just half the country or less than half the country…

There’s really nothing to be alarmed about here. It’s intended to be a town square inclusive of the whole country and the world. That’s all.”

Despite the billionaire’s claims, we continue to see reports like this one from The Epoch Times: “X, the website formerly known as Twitter, has enacted a temporary censorship rule for the upcoming 2024 elections. This is in line with the platform’s new standards on “freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.”

News Busters, a leading media watchdog organization, was critical of Musk on the issue of censorship:

Musk’s X CEO Linda Yaccarino, who has an anti-free speech track record, recently boasted about censoring content on the platform to please woke advertisers.

“[I]f you’re going to post something that is lawful but it’s awful, you get labeled,” she said.

While Musk regularly speaks about the importance of free speech, he continues to allow censorship on X.

In the interview, he also seemed to endorse propaganda from the anti-free speech Chinese Communist Party.

On the other hand, Musk is spearheading a lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for their continued campaign targeting free speech platforms such as X.

Leftist Mehdi Hasan of MSNBC claimed that Musk is now censoring left-wing news organizations: “Are we gonna get a Twitter Files thread on how the current boss of Twitter allegedly throttled engagement with a major news site because he didn’t like it? Are we going to see people scream ‘censorship’ and ‘free speech!’ at him?”

Earlier this year, Musk told the media that Twitter had no choice in complying with government mandates, CNN Business reported:

Criticized for giving into governments’ censorship demands, Elon Musk on Sunday claimed that Twitter has “no actual choice” about complying those requests.

The comment comes after Musk has previously called himself a “free speech absolutist” and said he wanted to buy Twitter to bolster users’ ability to speak freely on the platform. 


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