Democrats are scrambling as the Biden administration is sinking the entire Party.
They even brought out Barack Obama from the bullpen to stop the bleeding.
But Obama is seething after one Trump appointee slapped him with this jaw-dropping news.
Barack Obama recently gave a speech at Stanford where he called for more government regulation of social media in order to curb “misinformation.”
Coincidentally, the speech occurred as Elon Musk was about to buy Twitter and take the company private.
Democrats understand how Twitter is used to create establishment narratives, and they don’t want to relinquish that advantage.
That’s why they’re doing everything they can to block Musk from finalizing the Twitter deal.
The left-wing Open Markets Institute recently urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the sale of Twitter to Musk on the grounds that the purchase would pose a “direct threat to American democracy and free speech.”
This is a truly Orwellian statement, as Musk is the one pledging to reinstitute free speech on the platform while the Democrats twist themselves in knots to explain why free speech is actually a bad thing.
The Open Markets Institute argued in a letter:
“The most obvious problem is that the deal would give to a single man — one who already wields immense political and economic power — direct control over one of [the] world’s most important platforms for public communications and debate. As has been true from the founding, the American people have an absolute right to ensure the full openness and neutrality of all essential public infrastructure. Specific to communication, we see this in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, in the Telegraph acts of 1860 and 1866, the Mann-Elkins Act of 1910, the Communications Act of 1934, and many other federal and state laws. Americans have also repeatedly used our antitrust laws to prevent concentrations of power over communications, speech, debate, and news.”
First, the Left was fine with a handful of faceless oligarchs controlling communication on Twitter.
Now that Musk wants to uphold free speech and the Constitution, the Left have a problem.
In Obama’s speech at Stanford, he said, “Tech companies need to be more transparent about how they operate…So much of the conversation around disinformation is focused on what people post. The bigger issue is what content these platforms promote…These companies need to have some other North Star than just making money and increasing profit shares.”
His call for transparency mirrors the Open Markets Institute’s all for “openness” — they’re both getting their wish because Musk said he wanted to share the Twitter algorithm.
In reality, the Left doesn’t really want that.
Deep down, they know the algorithm had been manipulated in their favor.
Upon news that Musk bought Twitter, right-wing accounts suddenly saw an massive spike in followers, engagement, and visibility.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, a Trump appointee, responded to the Open Markets Institute with a statement that read, “The FCC has no authority to block Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, and to suggest otherwise is absurd. I would welcome the full FCC making it clear that we will not entertain these types of frivolous arguments.”
Democrats are scraping the bottom of the barrel in an attempt to stop Musk, and it’s becoming embarrassing.
The Democrats are afraid of free speech because they have lost the argument.
Censorship is all they have left.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.