Elon Musk Buys Twitter – Why Are People Freaking Out?

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Elon Musk has just recently bought the social media company, Twitter, with an outstanding purchase of $44 billion on April 25. With this purchase many people have “threatened” to leave Twitter such as Saun King. Suan King deactivated his account and called Elon Musk slurs which begs the question, why are people freaking out about Elon Musk purchasing Twitter?

Twitter has been discussed and brought to the attention of many people, including Congress. Twitter was questioned by many political figures such as Ted Cruz and two other Oklahoma representatives just to name a few. This was obviously before Musk bought Twitter and was ultimately why Musk bought Twitter.

Twitter has been in the heat of disinformation to certain stories and people. It has been proven that Twitter was targeting specific stories and people while ignoring others that had more disinformation of threats than others. They have also been under the heat of some representatives by calling some things hate speech and other things not. Elon Musk tweeted and said that he wants free speech for all, including people who hate him or what he stands for.

“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.” Elon Musk said, via Twitter.

So, why are so many people against this? Musk says the First Amendment of the United States should be applied to social media. However, people are against this and call him racist and using white power, but, in an ironic fashion, they are using free speech to call him names.

“By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask the government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people.” Elon Musk, via Twitter.

As he stated, he is simply putting the law into action and applying it to the popular social media platform Twitter, that he now owns. People cannot be mad about the first Amendment being put into action can they, or is there a larger reason that they have hinted at… silencing.