This Monday the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla and Space X, was confirmed. A purchase that could bring about important changes.
The proposals that Elon Musk has already raised for Twitter
Musk’s takeover of Twitter has been met with visible signs of nervousness on the left. Why so many nerves? To find out about Musk’s plans for Twitter, just look at his own messages that he has posted on that social network:
The left wants to continue imposing its censorship on that social network
Why have so many leftists freaked out over these plans? Judging by what Musk has pointed out, his concept of freedom of speech covers everyone, without ideological discrimination. But the left does not want freedom for all: it wants to continue exercising censorship and controlling what should be deleted and what should not, without any transparency and establishing a double standard for users based on their political leanings.
Publishing Twitter’s algorithms may expose some
Furthermore, publishing Twitter’s algorithms could reveal the extent to which that company has been imposing ideological censorship and serving what interests, groups or governments. Twitter has become an important global communication tool and there are many who have tried to put it at their service, and some have succeeded. Recall that in 2018, a Twitter developer acknowledged the existence of algorithmic censorship filters that target right-wing users.
A scandalous case of censorship motivated by political revenge
Without a doubt, the most scandalous case of Twitter’s interference in freedom of speech was what happened in the 2020 presidential elections in the United States, when Twitter and Facebook censored Trump 65 times and not once Joe Biden, after Trump signed a presidential order to curb ideological censorship on social networks, which would force technology giants to legally respond for their content, just as the media does, if they capriciously censor their users. That would have meant millionaire lawsuits against those giants.
The obvious revenge of the major social networks came in January 2021, when Twitter and Facebook censored Trump’s accounts while maintaining those of the dictators of Cuba and Venezuela. A censorship that is still in force today and is unprecedented in these social networks. Precisely, the reopening of Trump’s accounts could be proof that things have changed on Twitter, and that an outrageous ideological bias has been put an end to what can be said on Twitter and by whom. tell.
Photo: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.
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