Was I happy about Twitter and Facebook censoring conservatives? No.
Did I pretty much quit using those services? Yep.
Did I support calls for them to be investigated and regulated? No. They are companies that owe their allegiance to their shareholders, and if the shareholders leave those same leaders in place, then the majority of the shares must support censorship of conservatives, and that's their choice.
Now that Elon Musk is a major shareholder, and potentially about to be a majority share owner...
Am I happy Twitter will be censoring less conservative voices and being more neutral? Yes.
Will I use Twitter if it becomes less censoring of ideas the far left hates? Probably not.
Do I think liberals freaking out over Musk are being ridiculous? Absolutely. He is a moderate. He isn't going to take over Twitter and shut down liberal ideas, he just is going to push for everyone's voices to be heard and not just ones supported by the far left. The vast majority of conservatives are not Alt Right, just like the vast majority of liberals aren't Antifa, Musk just wants people to be treated fairly and ideas to be treated fairly.
Thats a very good take, almost exactly what I think. But it's interesting to see all the discussion. He is a crazy guy indeed.
It's too bad that it's too long after the perfect timing for this. It wasn't that long ago really, last weeks flavor.
When complaints were piling up, the go to excuse was, they're all private businesses and can do whatever they want.
Which of course was a shot at conservatives and capitalism, but it had foundation and legitimacy for those who didn't like it.
Now we have a private multi billionaire who's using that same type of excuse to get their way, and all of the sudden it's a concern now.
I personally hope Musk doesn't go crazy and turn Twitter into a right wing echo chamber, but I do hope he tries to balance it better.
Seeing how Elon rolls, I wouldn't put it past him to start by changing Twitter's blue logo to red. Then later, just poll about Trumps account.
While I'd have to assume he actually has big plans, he's crazy enough this could just be to allow him to become The King troll, discipline free.