Elon Musk purchasing Twitter is not going over well on the left.
Liberals are now trying to force Musk to back off his commitment to free speech.
And now Joe Biden made a jaw-dropping threat to Elon Musk.
As American Patriot Daily reports:
As news of Elon Musk taking over Twitter heated up, Jen Psaki sought to send a message on behalf of Joe Biden to try and intimidate Musk into backing down on his promises of free speech.
During a White House press briefing Psaki attacked the influence of social media platforms on American life.
“The president has long been concerned about the power of large social media platforms, the power they have over our everyday lives, has long argued that tech platforms must be held accountable for the harms they cause,” Psaki declared.
In a statement announcing his purchase of Twitter, Musk listed freedom of speech as a bedrock principle for not only Twitter, but also for human civilization.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk stated. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.”
Liberals lost their minds over Musk’s words as they feared the end of their ability to bully Twitter into censoring conservative views.
Psaki expressed concern that Musk would pull back on the level of online censorship that liberals demanded.
“At this point we don’t have any sense of what the policies will look like,” Psaki stated.
But Psaki also added that the Biden administration would continue to pressure Twitter – and other social media platforms – to censor critics that posed information that undercut the story Joe Biden was trying to tell the American people.
“I think we engage regularly with all social media platforms,” Psaki added. “There are also reforms that we think Congress could take.”
Government cannot pressure private entities to carry out actions that would otherwise be illegal for the government to conduct.
The First Amendment prohibits government censoring speech.
But if a private entity like Twitter begins censoring content on the orders of the government then Twitter is acting as an agent of the government and in violation of the First Amendment.
Now with Elon Musk taking over Twitter liberals fear they are losing a direct line to a company they could previously count on to censor their political opponents.
And that is what scares the left the most.