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Civil liberty, eh?

The choice for Musk is stark: double-down on his facile theory of online free speech and make the platform unpalatable for users and governments alike,

Government’s not supposed to like free speech, is it?

8 thoughts on “Civil liberty, eh?”

  1. I’m not really seeing a downside here.

    “Musk stops cancel culture on Twitter” Yay!

    “Twitter follows MySpace into oblivion, lefties all desert for some new platform” Also yay!

  2. Dennis, Pointing Out The Obvious

    Any bets on whether this folk of turkeys expressed these thoughts when billionaire Carlos Slim (once the wealthiest man in the world) invested in the New York Times? Or when billionaire Jeff Bezos (once the wealthiest man in the world) purchased the Washington Post?

    If the answer is “no” to either question, then they’re full of shit.

    End of discussion.

  3. Nah… politeness has been tried… exhaustively…
    Only thing that works is unmercifully pointing out the sheer hypocrisy.
    Watching the bruised ego’s and bunched panties throwing a tantrum is a bonus.

  4. A certain Mr Putin is probably richer than Mr Musk. If the liberals haven’t tapped him up for a competing takeover bid they’ve missed a trick. Perhaps they did and he told them he was a bit busy right now.

  5. I’m old enough to remember the internet with unfettered free speech. You’d get some nazi comments here or there, and then you’d do this thing where you move on with your life.

    Cyberbullying wasn’t a thing. The idea of people taking on some anime persona was considered depraved, since it was actually uncool to sit in front of a computer or video game for that amount of time.

    I would argue there’s actually more “death by internet” now, not because there is any increase in hate speech, but because we’ve been teaching kids that being offended is that serious of an offense. People now think that something has been done to them.

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