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If you had any questions remaining -- well, do you have a brain?
“The Turkish government asked Twitter to censor its opponents right before an election and @elonmusk complied — should generate some interesting Twitter Files reporting,” Yglesias wrote.
In response, Mr Musk fumed: “Did your brain fall out of your head, Yglesias? The choice is have Twitter throttled in its entirety or limit access to some tweets. Which one do you want?”
And now we know the framework: As soon as a government threatens to limit access to Twitter if it doesn't do what they want Musk will cave and screw you -- "free speech" be damned.
For once the left and its mouthpieces figured it out:
She said there “is only one brain falling out of one head and that’s Elon’s”, going on to label him “Mr Free-Speech-Until-It-Impacts-My-Money-Shaker”.
Oh by the way, this is how he picked his new CEO too.
Which I already covered. And which I served a 12 hour jail sentence in Twitmo for explaining on Twitter that said pick was one of the prime architects of the near-complete diversionary bill of lies around "countermeasures" for this little public health issue during the last three years.
Said lies killed tens if not hundreds of thousands, including by leading people to believe that if they took the magic jab they were safe to be around those at high risk when in fact they were not.
There is an election coming up here in the United States and there will be more instances of "public emergency" of this sort or that in the future. Despite the "national security" folks (including the CIA which is forbidden to operate or in any way interfere, clandestinely or otherwise, in the United States) we now know with factual certainty they did interfere in collusion with social media companies when it comes to Hunter's laptop right before the election and thus, beyond reasonable doubt, they interfered in an American election with the full cooperation and extension of every single social media platform and major media company of significance.
Would their not doing so have changed outcomes? It is not possible to know with certainty. However it is reasonable to assume that had the entire Russia-Russia-Russia thing Hillary and then Joe Biden ran had been exposed as a scam and Biden was forced to answer regarding the laptop, diary and other materials before the election there is a decent chance that the entire now-known money-running scheme out of China and Romania (along with Ukraine) and the 20-odd (or more) shell companies with no actual legitimate business being conducted might have come to light before the election.
Those who tried to bring any of this forward were immediately banned -- exactly as just happened with Turkey and their election.
Given that we were in the middle of a pandemic which China may well have caused and many of those money flows came from China do you think that might have changed who people voted for? Would you have voted for a President if there was a reasonable suspicion that he and his family had taken bribes from the believed source of the virus?
It is very probable had this all been aired out prior to the election not only would Biden not be President, for good or bad, but that the entire Russian-Ukraine war and all of the economic dislocation and death that came from it would not have happened either.
Exactly who's brain fell out here folks?
Musk's or YOURS?
Let me remind you that had Biden not been elected the gasoline and natural gas price spike of the last two years would definitely not have happened. We'd probably still be facing crazy inflation in virtually everything else because it was Trump's nutso spending policies with regard to the pandemic that was the root cause of said inflation and while Biden made it worse he didn't start it -- Trump did.
But this issue doesn't end with just Turkey or what happened in the past with Biden, the election and the pandemic. Someone I know who is of a fair bit of note in the financial world posted a factual statement about our current HHS secretary and was banned for that. Despite Musk saying he would reverse all those prior bans hers stands today as she will not retract her factual statement.
The reality of so-called social media is that the way it is "sold" to you is a fraud. It is not a virtual town square where you and your "friends" can have a conversation on whatever, and whoever happens by can overhear it and add their own voices to the conversation, limited only by the reasonable boundaries of law.
It is in fact a place where you are conned into participation under said false pretense that is a "virtual town square" but it is clear that as soon as you veer away from posting cute kitty pictures and attempt to debate the issues of the day that is absolutely not true. Whatever "certain people" do not want discussed will not be, and if you violate that you will be thrown out of the alleged "public square" -- even though your speech is absolutely within lawful boundaries.