Throughout the next few months, the world is going to experience one of the most important public transformations in the last century. Those who do not use Twitter may not appreciate the profound significance of Elon Musk’s bid to assume ownership of the company.
Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, recently purchased Twitter. Musk is a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist.” Simply put, the current administrative structure at the popular social media platform is not. It never has been. Twitter is controlled by far-left liberals.
Twitter has long been accused of purposefully censoring conservative opinions. Even without digging into the manipulative algorithms used by Twitter, the evidence is overwhelming. Conservatives have been shadowbanned and frequently suspended for their viewpoints.
News stories and other types of information were blocked. Public information was censored, despite being eventually exposed as the truth. The President of the United States was banned, while the accounts of tyrants and dictators were permitted to tweet unabated.
Twitter was a disgrace to free speech and democracy. That’s no longer the case. There’s a new sheriff in “Twittertown.” The liberal left is in the middle of a colossal meltdown. Social media now has a platform that will not cancel people because they disagree with the left’s radical narrative.
Elon Musk has breathed a gust of fresh air into public discourse. We are already seeing positive results from his approved $44 billion bid. It will still take time for many of the necessary internal changes to take effect. Many believe changes will be made to cover up the truth.
Nonetheless, there is already evidence that Twitter’s operators are altering the mechanisms that dilute conservative speech. Some insist that this sudden change in conservative presence on Twitter is blatant proof of what was happening prior to Musk’s successful takeover bid.
Donald Trump Jr. spoke to the New York Post about some startling new trends on his personal Twitter account. The son of President Trump said he saw a spike in new followers. This jump in followers wasn’t just a few hundred or even a couple of thousand.
After weeks of averaging barely a thousand or so new followers each day, Don Jr.’s account skyrocketed by 87,296 in a single day. There were yet another 119,000 new followers posted within the next 24 hours. Could this just be a coincidence?
Don Jr. said what everyone else is thinking. He tweeted, “While I’m awesome and totally deserving of 87,000 new followers a day, it seems that someone took the shackles off my account.” But then he followed that up by tweeting the obvious question.
Don Jr. asked, “Wonder if they’re burning the evidence before new management comes in?” What’s amazing is that the boom in followers for Don Jr.’s account is one of dozens of similar changes happening to other high-profile conservatives.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis watched as his followers ballooned by over 200,000 in just a few days. FOX News’ Tucker Carlson, a constant thorn in liberals’ side, saw his Twitter numbers jump by nearly 150,000.
Former US president Obama, the most popular person on Twitter with more than 131 million followers, lost 300,000 of them nearly overnight, according to news outlet NBC.
Controversial Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, by contrast, gained nearly 100,000 to her official congressional Twitter account in just 24 hours.
These astonishing numbers are the same for virtually every high-profile conservative Twitter account. This is not a coincidence. What these new revelations prove is what everyone has been insisting on all along. Twitter was burying conservatives.
Those in control of the internal workings of Twitter were manipulating free speech. Do you find that surprising? We don’t. More than 98 percent of political donations from Twitter employees went to the Democratic Party. This gives new meaning to “having a dog in the race.”
Twitter staff and administrators were betting on Democrat politicians. They couldn’t allow truthful facts about progressive policies or otherwise crooked liberal schemes to interfere with their agenda. So what did Twitter do? That is pretty much what everyone thought they were doing.
Bury stories, bury information, destroy reputations, and ultimately terminate conservative accounts. Twitter was manipulating America’s democratic process. It was the worst direct violation of the First Amendment in our country’s history. It was criminal.
Maybe we won’t be able to do anything about it. But now it’s blatantly obvious what was going on. Some will scream for accountability. That’s fine. As Don Jr. said, much of the evidence may mysteriously disappear. However, one great thing has happened.
Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has breathed fresh air into public discourse. It is, in fact, one of the greatest moments for free speech in history. Now, will this cause the dominoes to begin to fall across other social media platforms? Sit back and watch, because this is only the beginning.