During the last few years Twitter has increasingly imposed a censorship regime that has resulted in the cancellation of a wide variety of mostly conservative voices: renown scientists writing about COVID, pro-life organizations commenting on the HEK stem cell line used to develop and produce the COVID shot, users tweeting about gender dysphoria, major newspapers and even the sitting president of the United States writing questioning election integrity and even comedians who dared to question the woke orthodoxy.
Yesterday, Elon Musk completed his $44 billion purchase of Twitter and dissenters from the religion of wokeness, are now eagerly anticipating a real change in content moderation policies which have resulted in their accounts heavily censored and even banned. Will Elon Musk be able to protect the 1st Amendment in the digital age, something politicians in Washington and courts around the country had been unwilling and or unable to do?
Besides making an entrance into Twitter headquarters carrying a sink in order to “let it sink in”, the eccentric CEO who has revolutionized the car and space industries with Tesla and SpaceX, published a statement to advertisers (the main revenue stream of Twitter) where he lays out his philosophy for social media giant.
Woke Executives Fired
Numerous sources reported shortly after Elon came into Twitter HQ carrying a porcelain sink that three top executives had been fired, including the head of the legal department/content moderation, Vijaya Gadde.
Vijaya Gadde’s official roles at twitter was as their top attorney and as the head of legal, policy, and trust executive at Twitter. Her role included handling issues such as harassment, misinformation, and harmful speech.
She is known for her involvement in decisions instituting woke policies taken by Twitter, such as the approach taken to suppress free speech under the guise of moderating harassment, and controversial decisions made by Twitter, such as suspending the New York Post for a story on Hunter Biden before the 2020 election, and preventing users from sharing the story in private messages.
In 2014, she was described by Fortune as the most powerful woman on Twitter’s executive team, though she was later joined by Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Berland. In October 2020, Politico profiled her as “the most powerful technology executive you’ve never heard of”.
Users Clamoring for End to Lifetime Bans, Reinstatments
Upon learning that Elon’s takeover of Twitter was complete, users began to clamor for prominent dissenters on numerous issues such as COVID, election integrity, and gender ideology, to be reinstated.
Bloomberg is reporting that Elon will indeed reverse lifetime bans such as the one imposed on President Donald Trump.
Last year, Elon Musk sat down with the Babylon Bee and spoke about the danger of wokeness as a “mind virus.” The Babylon Bee is the Christian parody site that was blocked in March by Twitter for its biblical and biologically accurate view on human gender and sexuality.
Prominent Conservatives Return
Upon hearing of Elon Musk’s takeover prominent Fox News conservative commentators Mark Levin and Tucker Carlson returned to the platform.