Trading on shares of Twitter were halted in anticipation of an announcement from the social media giant. Soon after, it was announced that he had begun the process of buying all Twitter shares ahead of taking the company private.
BREAKING – Twitter has been sold to Elon Musk and will go private after agreeing to a deal worth $44 billion. pic.twitter.com/vEkGwXTDmt
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) April 25, 2022
In preparation for the announcement, Musk had Tweeted that he hopes his critics stay on the platform.
I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
According to WND, the company is bracing for employees not being happy with the development:
Twitter employees, according to the Washington Post, have “expressed concern that their workplaces might suffer under the leadership of the incendiary tech mogul, as well as exhaustion over the company’s uncertain future.”
Amid news of the takeover last Thursday, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal held a companywide meeting “to reassure his workforce of 7,500 full-time employees by arguing that one man could not change a culture and that it was up to the company to set strategy,” the Post reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The issue for Musk and for conservatives across the platform has been the Big Tech tyrant’s penchant for censoring content that goes against leftist mainstream narratives. Musk claims to be a free-speech-purist, contending that any perspectives that are not illegal should be allowed on the platform. That means allowing people like Donald Trump, Laura Loomer, and other “canceled” accounts to be unbanned.
The left has been preemptively addressing the purchase by pushing for government intervention to censor “misinformation” on public platforms. They claim that the internet in general and social media in particular need to have government controls over them. Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have spoken in favor of censorship since Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter on April 14.
Musk will have another issue to deal with if he wants Twitter to be a free speech platform. The apps for Twitter are still part of Google’s and Apple’s infrastructure. They will try to force Twitter to continue to censor by threatening to take down the popular mobile apps if Twitter doesn’t stay in line with the approved leftist narratives.
We will see how this new era of Twitter manifests. For most on the right, this seems to raise hope that the days of censorship on the platform are over. Can Elon Musk save Twitter from itself?
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
We don’t get Google checks. We don’t have Facebook or Twitter buttons on our stories. We don’t have a YouTube Channel (banned), an Instagram profile (never made one), or a TikTok (no thanks, CCP). We’re not perfect, but we’re doing everything we can to not owe anything to anyone… other than our readers. We owe YOU the truth. We owe YOU the facts that others won’t reveal about topics that others won’t tackle. And we owe America, this great land that allows us to take hold of these opportunities.
Like I said, I don’t hold other conservative sites under too much scrutiny over their choices. It’s easy for people to point fingers when we’re not the ones paying their bills or supporting their families. I just wish there were more who would make the bold move. Today, only a handful of other major conservative news outlets have broken free from the Big Tech teat. Of course, we need help.
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