The Elon Musk era of Twitter is here, and with each passing day platform looks less and less like its old self.
Musk has repeatedly and sternly stated that his hope is to bring Twitter back to its “free speech” roots, and “unlock” the true potential of the communication tool. And, since free speech is really all about honesty, Musk is also digging around Twitter’s historical record, hoping to understand some of the former leadership group’s decisions.
In doing so, the Tesla CEO has allegedly found evidence of Twitter “interfering” in US elections, and user are applauding his obtuse transparency.
Conservatives buzzed after Elon Musk admitted that, prior to his ownership, Twitter “interfered in elections.”
He pledged that under him the company, which he dubbed “Twitter 2.0,” will be more effective and “transparent” than the previous iteration.Trending:
Musk provided his remarks in response to a comment on a recent Reuters article which reported former Twitter head of trust and safety Yoel Roth’s claims that Twitter is not safe under Musk.
At the same conference, Roth — who left Twitter shortly after Musk took the reins — admitted it was a “mistake” for Twitter to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story just ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Musk’s statement was unmistakable.
One Twitter account, @EvaFoxU, replied to the Reuters piece claiming that Twitter’s trust and safety was poor prior to Musk’s takeover.
The account stated, “Twitter has shown itself to be not safe for the past 10 years and has lost users’ trust. The past team of ‘trust and safety’ is a disgrace, so it doesn’t have any right to judge what is being done now. They had a chance, but they sold their souls to a corporation.”
He replied, tweeting, “Exactly. The obvious reality, as long-time users know, is that Twitter has failed in trust & safety for a very long time and has interfered in elections.”
Then came some mighty praise.
“AMEN. It’s a travesty that it has taken so long for the obvious to be plainly stated by someone affiliated with @Twitter. There is no doubt that ‘trust’ was at a laughably low level long before anyone thought @elonmusk would be purchasing the platform,” tweeted The Heartland Institute’s Justin Haskins.
Conservative influencer Catturd cheered Musk on, tweeting, “New Twitter rocks.”
Students for Trump founder Ryan Fournier wrote, “Elon Musk just admitted that Twitter has previously interfered in elections. We’ve known this to be true for a long time. Engagement losses, failure to verify GOP candidates, suspending conservative figures before elections, etc.”
Musk’s takeover of Twitter has long irked the liberal left, who appear to be dismayed by their loss of influence over the powerful app.