Organizations funded by European governments and George Soros say Musk’s goal of free speech will “toxify” the internet
Some 26 NGOs, including ones funded by European governments and billionaire financier George Soros, have called on Twitter’s top advertisers to boycott the platform if Musk restores banned accounts and lifts its speech restrictions. Musk’s stated commitment to free speech, they argued, will lead to “disinformation, hate, and harassment.”
“Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will further toxify our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those already most vulnerable and marginalized,” the groups wrote in a letter on Tuesday.
Praising Twitter’s content moderation policies, which critics have described as censorship, the liberal organizations warned that “Musk intends to steamroll those safeguards and provide a megaphone to extremists who traffic in disinformation, hate, and harassment.”
Musk himself has called on his Twitter followers to investigate these “organizations that want to control your access to information,” declaring “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
I’m with Musk here; actually, I would go further and say that I don’t actually care about the law. The recently introduced speech restriction laws are totalitarian and I recommend completely disregarding them, and if the governments try to enforce them, it’s about time they get used to hearing the word “no”.
As for those “entities” advocating for restrictions of free speech, let me put it this way. If someone is afraid of actual evidence against vaccines, or against idiotic gender policies, or against government propaganda that tries to convince you that Ukraine nazis are the good guys so that they could take you to war with Russia, starve you of energy under the guise of “freedom gas” or some other bullshit, they are the problem, and if their argument is “but the poor trannies will cry if they hear nasty words on twitter”, my answer is that I don’t have a Twitter account or a Facebook account and I don’t miss it, and if someone is so mentally fucked up that they can be brought to the point of suicide because someone will tell them that men have penises and women have vaginas and no, men can’t menstruate and women don’t have penises, then they need psychiatric help, and no, turning the entire civilization into a mental institution to protect fragile mentally ill people who can’t face reality or criticism isn’t a solution. Also, banning criticism of bad ideas from public spaces is not a good idea, because it’s similar to ideologically pre-selecting political candidates before the election, because where did we see that? Oh, in totalitarian shitholes, that’s where.
Also, if Soros, who advocates for the so called “open society” is so afraid of an actual open society where his critics have a say, then one should ask themselves what’s actually going on there. I’m not even asking, because to me it’s obvious that the guy is trying to subvert any kind of societal structure that would stand in the way of his totalitarian control over society, achieved by money and psychobabble, and is, as such, an enemy of all free people everywhere.
Also, Bill Gates looks increasingly like someone who is trying to achieve totalitarian control over society in order to be able to implement his, possibly very unsavory, ideas and plans, in silence and darkness. Musk is apparently throwing a wrench in the plans of such totalitarian-minded oligarchs who are investing huge amounts of money with purpose of control over thoughtspace, and all voices in favor of censorship and totalitarianism should be put on some shit list – meaning, don’t vote for, don’t buy products from, oppose in every way when they try to push something.