Elon Musk has seemingly been working to make Twitter a free-speech platform, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is “big mad” about it. Warren has never been shy about her disdain for the billionaire, but now that Twitter is in his pocket, she feels the need to go after free speech too.
The Democratic senator has been a proponent of content moderation on the social media platform since Musk took over. Still, her statements are unsurprisingly nonsensical and really shed light on her true intentions.
Fox News reported that Warren has been on the warpath, criticizing Musk’s decision to end unfair censorship on Twitter. She claims that “one human being” should not be able to make decisions on social media.
That’s pretty hilarious, considering Mark Zuckerberg seems to have control of Facebook and Meta all to himself — while getting away with any mishandling of earnings. Democrats don’t bat an eye at this because Zuckerberg had a “good enough” performance when he visited Congress.
“One human being should not be able to go into a dark room by himself and decide, ‘Oh, that person gets heard from, that person doesn’t.’ That’s not how it should work,” Warren told Fox.
But wait. Weren’t the former CEO and executives at Twitter deciding precisely that when they banned conservative leaders and commentators from the platform because of differing ideologies?
Elizabeth Warren on Elon Musk's changes to Twitter: "One human being should not be able to go into a dark room by himself and decide 'Oh, that person gets heard from, that person doesn’t.' That's not how it should work." pic.twitter.com/Qm4b6aNYjx
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) November 30, 2022
Decisions “ought to be made transparently” and “out in the open. And that’s not what’s happening right now on Twitter,” Warren added. This statement isn’t even true; if the Massachusetts leader really believes this, she needs to pay more attention. Musk has repeatedly taken polls and surveys on Twitter, asking millions of viewers their opinions on what he should be doing next. If Warren missed the memos that the rest of America saw online and on mainstream media, she probably shouldn’t be speaking out of turn about the platform.
Luckily for the senator, she has free speech to give her a platform for misinformation. But it’s very telling that she was among other senators who sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asserting that Musk’s decision to end unfair censorship is “alarming.” If the First Amendment is so alarming to Sen. Warren, it’s a wonder she is still living and leading in the U.S.