Yeah, the verdict is in for me. (And, granted, I’m late keeping up with all the news … it’s been a difficult holiday season here.) Elon Musk seems to be a pretty dubious champion of free speech.
I’m simply reading too many damning things about him banning journalists from Twitter for no apparent credible reason. And then there’s the bizarre, pathological sentiment in the tweet below. (Seriously, wtf?)
The man seems like a man-child fumbling both with the reins of his company and with a basic understanding of civil liberties. He seems to be demonstrating that he champions free speech just so long as it’s free speech that he happens to like. And peppering his tweets with oblique phrases like “the people have spoken” doesn’t change that.