(Slay) – New Twitter owner Elon Musk put liberal donor George Soros on notice today after some liberal groups penned a letter calling for a boycott of Twitter if Musk makes changes when he has control.
Musk said in response to the letter sent to large brands like Coca-Cola (CCEP), Disney (DIS), and Kraft (KHC): “Who funds these organizations that want to control your access to information? Let’s investigate. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
A Twitter user said: “Few names will sure come up, like Open Source Foundation, George Soros amongst others.”
Musk said: “I will call him and ask.” Musk then responded to an Open Spciety Foundations post that said: “George, please slide into my DMs!” He added, “Here’s hoping.”
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The groups signing the letter include some of the usual Dem suspects like Media Matters, Black Lives Matter Global Foundation, and Accountable Tech.
“As top advertisers on Twitter (TWTR), your brand risks association with a platform amplifying hate, extremism, health misinformation, and conspiracy theorists,” the letter said.
“Your ad dollars can either fund Musk’s vanity project or hold him to account.”
Angelo Carusone, CEO of Media Matters for America, said:
“If Elon Musk comes in and gets rid of all the brand safety protections, I think Coca-Cola should be able to cancel their contract.
“It would be very revealing if Twitter refuses to or does not sign or does not give those cancellation options.”
Who funds these organizations that want to control your access to information? Let’s investigate …https://t.co/dBFsGjOMC8
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2022
Holy shlit pic.twitter.com/0ihcchk8SS
— Jack Posobiec ☦️ (@JackPosobiec) May 3, 2022