Liberals are already trying to take down Elon Musk.
Celebrities are out in full force attacking him.
Now LeBron James made a ridiculous demand of Musk after he bought Twitter.
After months of false starts, tech billionaire Elon Musk finally purchased Twitter for $44 billion and took the company private.
Musk did so in order to restore a culture of free speech at Twitter.
The move made leftists go absolutely ballistic.
One blue checkmark journalist even compared Musk’s acquisition of Twitter to the rise of Nazi Germany.
And NBA superstar LeBron James got in on the act when he demanded Musk curb “hate speech” on the platform.
James quote-tweeted a message from Huffington Post contributor Philip Lewis, who shared a dubious article about usage of the N-word increasing exponentially immediately after Musk took over.
James tweeted, “I dont know Elon Musk and, tbh, I could care less who owns twitter. But I will say that if this is true, I hope he and his people take this very seriously because this is scary AF. So many damn unfit people saying hate speech is free speech.”
I dont know Elon Musk and, tbh, I could care less who owns twitter. But I will say that if this is true, I hope he and his people take this very seriously because this is scary AF. So many damn unfit people saying hate speech is free speech. https://t.co/Sy0jvXIBnC
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 29, 2022
First, James has bought into the dangerously ascendant left-wing believe that free speech is problematic and must be curtailed in order to combat “hate speech.”
Unbeknownst to James, so-called hate speech is protected by the First Amendment.
Second, unfortunately, some people will say vile and disgusting things over the internet.
That’s the cost of freedom, but there are ways to offset the ugly comments.
The most obvious is simply to ignore it and move on.
There are also mechanisms to block and mute people who say offensive things, and Twitter users are allowed to curate their followers; people can set features so only approved followers can respond.
Musk also mentioned that he would work on other ways to filter out unwanted messages.
Some disingenuous leftists previously argued that Twitter was a private company and it could do whatever it wanted (they no longer make that argument anymore), but there are revelations that Twitter and other Big Tech firms were colluding with the federal government regarding censorship.
So Twitter was not operating like a private company; they were acting as an enforcement arm of the state.
James is oblivious to all of this.
He’s just parroting what the establishment wants him to say.
An undercover journalist caught Twitter senior engineer Siru Murugesan admitting, “Twitter does not believe in free speech…Elon believes in free speech…Our jobs are at stake. He’s a capitalist and we weren’t really operating as capitalists, more like very socialist. Like, we’re all like commie as f*ck.”
Those were the people who had been undercutting free speech on the platform in order to fit a “woke” agenda.
The censorship did not stop at people spewing hateful comments; it quickly spread to well-credentialed physicians who were challenging the dogma of the COVID regime.