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When Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk decided to buy Twitter, he talked about freedom of speech, sending shivers of terror throughout the far-left community that had counted on the social media platform’s previous reliably pro-Democrat bent to promote their messaging.
And censor differing perspectives.
It didn’t take long for social media influencers – those people who use social media to tell others how and what to think – to organize into a coalition against Musk.
After all, what would happen to their death grip on information being delivered to the public if Twitter suddenly allowed conservative voices to discuss their ideas openly?
So what appeared next was a letter to advertisers, under a letterhead listing “+accountabletech,” “Media Matters” and “ultraviolet,” that warned them not to be on the megasite.
The letter claims that Musk’s acquisition of Twitter “will further toxify our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those already most vulnerable and marginalized.”
The writers of the letter demand that Twitter “should continue to uphold” the guidelines that they want – that are being used by other social media companies.
Specifically they cite a ban on accounts by those who use “hateful” speech and conduct, which by their definition encompasses speech that raises questions about the accuracy of the 2020 election, points out that men who are born men don’t suddenly become women just because they say so, and suggests shots are not always the answer to COVID-19.
The Daily Mail explained Musk’s response to the letter, from “26 activist organizations,” was to begin asking questions about their funding.
The answer, the report said, is “an assortment of ‘dark money groups’ like George Soros’s Open Society Foundation’ NGOs founded by former Clinton and Obama administration staffers; wealthy Democrat donors and their family foundations; labor unions; and the governments of European nations.”
While those complaining about Musk’s plans for free speech claimed that component would be a “threat to public safety,” and would link their companies to “hate, extremism, health misinformation, and conspiracy theorists,” Musk responded with a public comment about who funds the groups, and explained that “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
He listed companies behind the scheme to include Access Now, Accountable Tech, Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Center for Countering Digital Hate, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities, Face the Music Collective, Fair Vote UK, Free Press, Friends of the Earth, Gender Equity Policy Institute, Glaad, Global Project against Hate and Extremism and Indivisible Northern Nevada.
Virtually all of the groups casts their agendas with leftists and liberals who in recent years have worked to remove free speech from social media companies, promote their own agenda as the only agenda available, and suppress ideas that conflict with their financial interests.
Other signers included Kairos, Media Matters, MediaJustice, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Reproaction, Stop Online Violence again Women, Sparrow Project, UltraViolet, Union of Concerned Scientists, V-Day and Women’s Mark.
The Daily Mail pointed out the list of organizations are linked closely to Soros, Clinton’s associates, Obama’s associates and more.
Among the influencers behind the movement against Musk were David Brock, of Media Matters, the National Education Association, and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations,
The largest donor was identified as Sida, a Swedish government operation, followed by the Open Society Foundations of Soros, a noted leftist who uses millions of dollar each year to fight and undermine conservative causes.
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