(SNews) – Elon Musk caught them in the act and went public and America and social media will never be the same. Musk said after the historic release of Twitter’s internal suppression files:
“Twitter acting by itself to suppress free speech is not a 1st amendment violation, but acting under orders from the government to suppress free speech, with no judicial review, is. If this isn’t a violation of the Constitution’s First Amendment, what is?
Matt Taibbi who broke the story for Musk said: “Both parties had access to these tools. For instance, in 2020, requests from both the Trump White House and the Biden campaign were received and honored. “However: This system wasn’t balanced. It was based on contacts. Because Twitter was and is overwhelmingly staffed by people of one political orientation, there were more channels, more ways to complain, open to the left (well, Democrats) than the right.
“The resulting slant in content moderation decisions is visible in the documents you’re about to read. However, it’s also the assessment of multiple current and former high-level executives.”
Musk singled out one Democrat who stood tall for the constitution and questioned Twitter’s move to censor: “Ro Khanna is great.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2022
Lex Fridman said:
“The Twitter Files release is historic. This will strengthen our democracy.
“Transparency in social media companies is rare, but is essential. That is why, in my opinion, this is historic and really great to see. Transparency helps keep people honest and minimize undue influence from politics and money.
“Transparency is the key to trust.”
An NBC journalist as stunned that Musk wants free speech. Ben Collins said:
“These are regular people and private citizens doing regular comms work and asking good questions. Unbelievable hack stuff here.”
A Twitter user promptly put him in his place:
“Twitter is one of the most powerful tools in the country, capable of bringing down democracy if fallen to the wrong hands, or the executives running twitter are just “regular people” doing “regular work” unworthy of public scrutiny. but you can’t have it both ways.
“Amazing having to explain to a “journalist” that people capable of silencing literally the fucking president wield real power, and power must be held to account.”
Musk said: “Well-said.
“Tune in for Episode 2 of The Twitter Files tomorrow!”
amazing having to explain to a "journalist" that people capable of silencing literally the fucking president wield real power, and power must be held to account
— Mike Solana (@micsolana) December 3, 2022
Bro @elonmusk literally out here exposing corruption at the highest level. That $44bn price tag, within the context of what’s at stake, feels like peanuts.
— Farzad Mesbahi (@farzyness) December 3, 2022
It 💯% is, collusion between govt. and big tech to violate the First Amendment
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) December 3, 2022