Elon Musk Leaves In Free Speech, But Not “Freedom of Reach”

(PresidentialInsider.com)- A recording of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s all-hands meeting with Twitter employees has been obtained by James O’Keefe’s investigative journalism organization, Project Veritas.

In response to questions about free speech from coworkers, Musk said that he thinks there’s freedom of speech and freedom of reach, so he thinks people should be able to write pretty outrageous things that are within the law. Musk said this in response to questions from employees about what this would entail in the context of tweets about animal abuse, sexual content, and generally hateful or offensive messages.

In the full recording, the billionaire addressed employees’ concerns as he pursued his acquisition of the firm. Musk acknowledged that Twitter was the best social media site for “getting a message out,” but he also expressed concern about the platform’s current status. The main issues that worry Musk are bots, spam, and censorship, which he has already discussed.

Musk claimed while talking about the media that it is “nearly never” accurate and that traditional news media is frequently “negative.” Musk continued by saying that he thinks an important goal for Twitter would be to try to incorporate as much of the country and the world as possible. Musk also expressed his desire for Twitter to be more diverse in general.

In response to a question regarding his political inclinations, Musk characterized them as “moderate,” stating that while he has primarily supported Democrats throughout most of his life, he recently cast his ballot in Texas for Republican Congressional Candidate Mayra Flores. He maintained that the far left and far right should still have the freedom to express their grievances on Twitter, even though he thought that most people around the globe supported moderate politics.

Musk responded that he was “not hung up on titles” but wanted to be a part of the driving force behind changing Twitter and “wants to make sure the product evolves swiftly.”

Musk has threatened to drop out of or postpone the acquisition of Twitter, asking in May if less than 5% of the platform’s users are bots.

Musk’s lawyers demanded these statistics from Twitter in June for the deal to continue. They said that Mr. Musk believes Twitter is refusing to comply with its merger agreement responsibilities, leading to suspicions the business is hiding the necessary data out of fear of what Mr. Musk’s investigation may reveal.

If the acquisition continues, closing might take six months.