The cannons are all swinging around to point at Elon Musk. The former darling of the left is holding Kryptonite — today he encouraged people of different political views to engage in civil debate. He also promised to drop “The Twitter Files” soon, showing exactly how Twitter suppressed free speech, saying “The public deserves to know what happened”.
Twitter, after all, may have affected the 2020 US election by protecting Hunter Biden and the FBI. It also may have protected Big Pharma by suppressing bad news on vaccines and good news on cheap antivirals. There is a body count in this free speech debate… and Elon Musk recognises the gravity of the situation.
In reply to this dangerous free speech concept new signups at Twitter are at an all time high, but Apple has withdrawn advertising on Twitter. To which Elon Musk asks “Do they hate free speech in America?” And apparently they do, because they are also now threatened to withhold Twitter from their App Store and they’re not even trying to explain why.
Apple similarly deplatformed Parler from its App store in Jan 2021. Twitter had banned the President of the US and Parler was taking off as the alternative. It threatened to take 80 million Trump fans off Twitter. This was so unthinkable, the thought of Trump and the deplorables having a venue to speak at, that Google deplatformed Parler too. It’s like a information cartel isn’t it?
Indeed 50 other companies also apparently hate free speech and have withdrawn advertising from Twitter now that Elon Musk owns it. This includes Chevrolet, Ford, Jeep, Kraft, Coke, Nestle and Kelloggs. What is it these companies want to achieve that is more important than reaching new customers?
In return Musk said he could always make a new smartphone to sell…
Musk responded to conservative commentator Liz Wheeler, who tweeted: “If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?”
“I certainly hope it does not come to that,” Musk told Wheeler, “but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”
Ron de Santis weighed in, warning that Apple looks like a vassal of the CCP
Apparently there are reports that Apple is stopping Chinese protestors from communicating with the iPhone air drop. De Santis argues that Apple is providing aid and comfort to the CCP. And he thinks it is serious enough that if Apple bans Twitter, congress should respond.
The all-in war on Elon Musk shows us what the Tech Giants fear the most. Not only will free speech on Twitter expose their own skeletons and destroy their sacred cows, but worse, he threatens to steal their power base and end their political protection racket.
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November 29, 2022 at 01:15PM