Elon Musk is continuously facing criticism from liberal circles after acquiring Twitter. This time, President Biden directly aimed at Musk and accused him of buying a platform that propagates lies across the world.
Biden Slams Musk for Free Speech on Twitter
While lashing out against the new content moderation policies of Twitter, Biden noted people are now posting content on Twitter without facing any moderation from the platform.
According to Biden, Twitter is now working without any editor, as Musk introduced new policies of unregulated free speech on the platform. These new policies of Twitter, Biden continued, are harmful to kids who want to use the platform.
JUST IN: U.S. President Joe Biden has said that the social media platform, Twitter, purchased by Elon Musk, spews lies across the world.
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) November 5, 2022
Musk, who describes himself as a free-speech absolutist, has repeatedly noted he would allow the distribution of free speech on Twitter.
However, the tech billionaire also claimed he would not promote unchecked free speech; so no one can get away with hate speech without facing the consequences.
Likewise, Musk also announced plans to create a content moderation council at Twitter, which will review the type of content distributed on Twitter.
Biden’s comments came at a time when Elon Musk was busy firing Twitter employees all across the social media platform.
Reportedly, Musk also fired numerous employees from the content moderation team of Twitter to fulfill his pledge to Twitter’s investors that he would lay off nearly 75% of Twitter employees.
The President was in full censor-in-chief mode this week, referring to censors as "editors." He asked without such censorship, “How do people know the truth?" https://t.co/l9xDHOEWea
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) November 5, 2022
Biden was attending a fundraiser for Democratic House candidates Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten in Illinois, who are facing tough reelections on November 8.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told media outlets that Biden wanted social media platforms to tackle rising disinformation and hate speech.
Jean-Pierre also established that Biden is fully committed to tackling disinformation on all social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.
Woke Corporations Want to Stop Twitter Funding
Meanwhile, multiple corporations are also trying hard to stop the funding of Twitter.
For instance, over 40 organizations, including GLAAD and NAACP, sent an open letter to the 20 largest advertisers of Twitter, asking them to stop funding the platform after Musk’s takeover.
The letter mentioned Musk’s new policies would allow hate speech, fake news, and harassment on Twitter.
Similarly, the letter established, Musk is devoted to promoting disinformation campaigns and hate through Twitter. However, Musk has repeatedly slammed his critics for these baseless allegations.
On Friday, Musk tweeted out that Twitter will never censor true, accurate information on any topic.
In addition to that, Musk argued he acquired Twitter to allow healthy debate on a variety of topics so all human beings can express their beliefs without any fear.
Musk further added there is a common notion that social media platforms can become highly partisan in times to come, but Twitter will remain an equal platform for everyone.
This article appeared in Right Wing Insider and has been published here with permission.