Source: Sister Toldjah
As we previously reported, Elon Musk, the presumptive new owner of Twitter, seemed to acknowledge on the social media platform Tuesday he understood that most of the opposition to the “definitive agreement” deal with him announced by Twitter for the sale of the operation on Monday came from people who were triggered over his previous statements where he criticized the ideologically-driven suppression of speech, the latter of which was a tactic Twitter routinely engaged in as part of the “rules” they set for users of their service.
“The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all,” he tweeted, before following up by explaining that “By ‘free speech,’ I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law.”
Later, he criticized Twitter for their suspension of the New York Post’s Twitter account in October 2020 for their reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop emails, calling the move “obviously incredibly inappropriate.”
However, one thing we hadn’t seen from Musk is any signal that he understood the right’s complaints about the left in terms of how Twitter’s rules were one-sided and most often were used to punish right-wing Twitter accounts over ideological disagreements and alleged “harassment” while routinely letting left-wing accounts off the hook. A quick search of Musk’s tweets going back a year or so showed that the only time he’s mentioned the words “left” and “right” in a political context was in this tweet from a week ago: