Billionaire SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is hinting at possible action after putting out a public poll on Twitter asking users if they believe the social media site actively supports the principle that free speech is a fundamental part of a free society.
Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2022
Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?
Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, Inc., then followed up the poll with a more cryptic tweet, stating, "The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully."
The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2022
Many free speech supporters have long begged Musk to either buy the social media site or start a new one that supports free speech and does not censor stories or opinions the left doesn't like.
Just recently, Twitter suspended - possibly permanently - the 1.3-million-follower account of The Babylon Bee, a satire site, simply for stating that Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a biological male, is a man. The site then suspended TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk for stating that Levine had lived the vast majority of his life as a man before "transitioning" to a woman.
In the past, Musk has slammed "wokeness" as "the biggest threat to modern civilization."
(Cover Photo: Daniel Oberhaus, 2018)