Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ power has long been propped up by protection from Silicon Valley leftists.
But Elon Musk never bought into those Silicon Valley rules.
Now, all hell broke loose for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats after Elon Musk made this jaw-dropping announcement.
Elon Musk has long been viewed as one of the most revolutionary entrepreneurs in the country, despite much of his electric car fortunes benefiting from the “green” tax subsidies demanded by leftist elites.
But now, Musk is moving into a whole new area of technology.
He took to Twitter to pose a question to his 80 million followers.
“Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?” he asked.
Included was an informal yes or no poll.
“The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully,” he added.
More than two million people voted in the poll, with 70.4% agreeing that Twitter doesn’t value free speech.
That’s not surprising, considering the social media platform had the audacity to ban then sitting President Donald Trump from its platform in early 2021.
After the poll concluded, Musk weighed in with his thoughts.
“Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy,” Musk remarked.
“What should be done?” he asked followed by, “Is a new platform needed?”
Musk had already been speaking out, criticizing Twitter’s ridiculous censorship policies for some time.
So Conservatives chimed in and encouraged him to buy Twitter.
With Musk’s massive wealth, he could afford to buy the struggling company.
Conservative activist Mike Cernovich told Musk “Buy Twitter.”
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 26, 2022
“If you’re a leftist making death threats against conservatives. or organizing riots, Twitter respects your freedom of speech. Twitter also respects the freedom of speech for media hoaxes like when every major outlet framed an innocent Covington high school kid,” Cernovich added.
“Doesn’t sound very balanced,” Musk responded.
Doesn’t sound very balanced
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 26, 2022
Musk then posed a question about Twitter’s algorithm.
Their algorithm has been used to censor conservatives hiding their messages and spiking news damaging to the left from trending.
Conservatives are regularly shadow banned where Twitter limits the visibility of their content behind their secretive algorithm.
He conducted another informal poll asking “Twitter’s algorithm should be open source?”
Nearly 83% of respondents said yes.
“I’m worried about de facto bias in ‘the Twitter algorithm’ having a major effect on public discourse. How do we know what’s really happening?” Musk remarked.
One user asked Musk to create a free speech social media with a transparent algorithm.
Musk replied, “Am giving serious thought to this.”
Musk has described himself a “free speech absolutist.”
After his success with other tech ventures, social media could be next.
Now, he’s put his money where his mouth is.
He’s purchased 9.2% of Twitter stock making him the single largest shareholder in the company.
Musk bought $2.9 billion worth of Twitter stock but those shares have already been skyrocketing in value.
Twitter’s stock price soared by 25% on the news of his purchase.
The company had been struggling after new CEO Parag Agrawal took over and doubled down on censorship.
Now with Musk’s new purchase, the anti-free speech culture of the company could change.
With Musk’s move into social media, the censorship frenzy in Big Tech could be shaken up.
And it could mean the days of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ benefitting from Big Tech protection on one the country’s largest social media platforms are numbered.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.