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How far will Elon Musk’s 9.2% stake and new board member seat go to changing the policies of censorship and targeted harassment by ultra-powerful and corrupt Silicon Valley companies? Time will tell. It is clear he is interested in stopping the abuse and censorship from very powerful companies against large segments of this population.
It has been years of harassment and mistreatment at the hands of big tech that enjoys exemptions and protections under the law for being platforms. They get every benefit in the book. They aren’t liable for anything because they are platforms. They’ve long since decided not to behave as a platform and behave as editors and publishers by mass censoring and banning anyone that doesn’t hold the correct orthodoxy. All the GOP has done is howl into the wind about it.
State AGs, FCC commissioners and regulators, Governors, Congress, and the White House under Trump did nothing but complain and moan in the face of this abuse of tens of millions of their base. Everyone cried about their exemptions under the law but have done nothing to change the law. They’ve also issued no laws protecting speech online or on any business that presents itself as an open platform, thus holding them to their claim of what they are. The entire conservative movement has failed and done nothing about years of ongoing flagrant abuse.
Then one day Elon Musk starts asking conservatives on Twitter how they’ve been treated. He says that’s not right. And now he has a board seat. More action from one man than the entire GOP apparatus and government. If we get more free speech in this country as a result of this, thank Elon. As usual, the GOP and conservative movement are worth nothing and deliver nothing.Published in