Virtually anyone who’s worked in the conservative news and commentary business for any length of time can tell you a story about a time they were censored or outright suppressed on one of the Big Tech social media platforms.
Since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and thanks to his hardline stance on keeping free speech alive and well, the billionaire entrepreneur is about to change the world if one of his recent tweets holds any truth.
One of Musk’s many interesting tweets of the day on Monday stood out among the rest. In it, he vowed to pull back the proverbial curtain at Twitter and reveal how the company suppressed free speech throughout its pre-Musk existence.
“The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened …” Musk tweeted.
The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022
While Musk is known as an eccentric, humourous individual, he has also proven he is a man of his word, and there’s no reason to doubt that he probably has the goods on how the previous ownership actively worked to suppress voices that didn’t go along with the prescribed progressive narrative.
After all, he owns the company. And he has access to documents that some probably believed would never see the light of day.
Musk’s promise to unveil the potentially game-changing information came in the wake of a similar hint he issued last week in which he said he’d reveal the internal Twitter discussions that led to the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020, which would have likely been one of the biggest pre-election scandals in modern political history.
On Nov. 23, one Twitter user wrote, “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency.”
Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency.
— ALX 🇺🇸 #BringThemBack (@alx) November 24, 2022
Musk responded, “This is necessary to restore public trust.”
This is necessary to restore public trust
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
According to the Daily Mail, Musk had previously expressed concerns over the platform’s decision to block the New York Post scoop on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which contained troves of potentially damaging information that many believe would have affected his father’s 2020 presidential campaign.
“Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate,” Musk tweeted in April.
Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2022
Now that Musk is steering Twitter’s future from the cockpit himself, it’s clear that his vision of social media differs wildly from the other major players in the Big Tech space.
He’s already proven that by unbanning the account of former President Donald Trump after taking a public poll. Additionally, he’s unbanned several more who were censored by the platform for their conservative leanings. Musk has also offered “general amnesty” to all previously suspended accounts, aside from the ones engaged in illegal or spammy activities.
For once, it appears as if there will exist at least one major social media platform — and it just so happens to be one of the most influential — where conservative voices are provided an even playing field in the sport of political debate and where we’re allowed to question our elected leaders and government.
That’s all we’ve wanted the entire time.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.