(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) As rumors swirl that tech billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk really might purchase Twitter, the leftist media has worked itself into hysterics about the potential return of free speech to the platform, Zero Hedge reported.
In response to the rumors, NBC News alleged journalist Ben Collins claimed that this might be the end of democracy as we know it.
If Musk is really taking this site private, there are no real guardrails anymore. Rulemaking can be capricious.
He can elevate any idea or person he wants through recommendations and UX choices and there will be no oversight on this as a private company.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) October 4, 2022
“If Musk is really taking this site private, there are no real guardrails anymore. Rulemaking can be capricious,” he tweeted. “He can elevate any idea or person he wants through recommendations and UX choices and there will be no oversight on this as a private company.”
He also noted that the mythical but ever concerning Right-wing authoritarians will begin to seize authority.
“…Abandonment of traditional moderation policies. Stuff like Pizzagate — pushed by bots and liars — will be protected. Disinfo campaigns will top trending topics and drive news cycles,” he added. “Authoritarian governments will have a field day.”
BBC journalist Dickens Olewe joined in the fun, warning that free speech will fuel speculation that the establishment is corrupt.
“Guardrails will be dropped, misinfo & conspiracy theories will thrive. No functional alternatives available, this is it: a complete destruction of the global public square. Been nice y’all.”
Leftst PoliticusUSA head Sarah Reese Jones added to the hysteria, claiming that progressives are censored in contemporary American life.
“Before 2020, Facebook deplatformed progressives, then it came for mainstream media and elevated only radicalized conservatives,” she huffed.
“Cut to 2022, we know Elon Musk plans to do same with Twitter. We know how damaging it will be Tech giants pose ongoing threat to western democracy.”