Elon Musk has been a great advocate of ‘absolute freedom of expression’. Yes, the kind of freedom of expression that can get its broadcaster or the subject being talked about in trouble. Now, a recent story published in the new york post the tycoon did not like it at all; and she has had to go out on social media to deny his alleged links to Donald Trump.
According to the report, the former president of the Government of the United States would have urged Elon Musk to buy Twitter. The article contains an interview with Fox Business Network with former Congressman and CEO of Truth Social, Devin Nunes. Here, Nunes stated that Trump would have given “a solid pat on the back” for Musk to reach the agreement with Twitter, with the aim of creating “a safe and familiar environment” within the social network.
A day after the publication of the article, Elon Musk decided to respond to the accusations of the new york post, assuring that it was fake news. “This is false. I have had no communication, direct or indirect, with Trumpwho has publicly declared that he will be exclusively on Truth Social,” the businessman responded to the reports published by the aforementioned medium.
Where did this information about Elon Musk come from?
Nunes is not, far from it, a credible source in terms of statements. In fact, on the website PolitiFact the credibility card of the former congressman is shown, where most of his statements have been classified as “False” or “Half-truths”. However, Musk’s severity in denying the news is striking, as the character is well known for his problematic and damaging comments in sensitive areas. All, of course, for the sake of ‘absolute freedom of speech’.
We know that Trump will be away from Twitter, at least based on his most recent statements. The former president of the United States Government has already launched Truth Social, his own social network and in which he plans to invest all his problematic verbiage. In addition, it is known that he has been permanently banned from the platform after the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
From the beginning, Elon Musk has defended his purchase of Twitter ensuring that it will become the new bastion for ‘free speech’. Thus, the businessman plans to eliminate the community policies that the company has been preparing for more than a decade.
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This idea has led a lot of conservatives to join the social network again. Many of them They left the platform after Trump’s banwhile others directly dismissed it for believing that it worked to the detriment of freedom of expression.
Currently, Twitter employees are quite nervous after the purchase of the company. Not only are the users with the alarms turned on, things have also been quite busy within the company. It was recently announced that Elon Musk will be CEO of Twitter, in addition to its owner, so we are on the threshold of many changes for the future of the social network.