[ExI] Twitter and free speech

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Fri Dec 2 15:54:47 UTC 2022



…> On Behalf Of Dave S via extropy-chat
Subject: [ExI] Twitter and free speech


>…Musk/Twitter suspended Ye for posting a pic with a star of David and a swastika. They've also apparently suspended people critical of Musk. And the ex-president's account was only reactivated after a poll was in favor of it.


>…Not exactly shining examples of freedom of speech, but good examples of "power corrupts".








Sure, but Twitter is a private company.  Musk owns that.  He can do whatever he wants.  Musk has no political office, and so he has no “power.”  He can’t arrest anyone or stop anyone from exercising their right to free speech.


Fun question however:  are we ready to admit that money and political power have become indistinguishable?  How did that happen please?



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