California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is “concerned” that Elon Musk’s “personal viewpoints will” hinder the fight against “fake news on social media.”
Elon Musk, a wealthy business entrepreneur who has negotiated a purchase of Twitter, stated that he intends to make the platform a place where folks may express themselves freely while adhering to the law.
“Here’s my take on Twitter selling to the world’s richest man: He makes a fantastic automobile and rocket. But I’m concerned that his personal beliefs will stifle the fight against misinformation on social media. The problem with Twitter isn’t too much content filtering; it’s simply too much hatred,” Schiff said in one of his tweets.
The representative’s statement was met with replies from folks who claim that Schiff has spread disinfo.
Remember when you lied for years, claiming to have evidence of Trump collaborating with Russia to steal the 2016 election? tweeted Mollie Hemingway.
“From perhaps the most notorious peddler of lies in Congress,” Ian Haworth wrote.
“You mean, like, the lies you spread about Trump Russian collusion and every other lie you’re spreading?” Christopher Tremoglie asked.
“Adam Schiff is like Godzilla worrying about Toykyo’s architecture,” Eddie Zipperer wrote in a tweet.
Drew Holden tweeted, “Rep. Adam Schiff, who has spent more time promoting conspiracy theories – to the considerable detriment of our country – than nearly anyone in public life over the last few years, wants you to believe he’s concerned about disinformation on social media.”
Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” tweeted a string of clown emojis in response to Schiff’s post.
Many people have criticized Twitter for restricting freedom of expression, and many hope that Musk will make it a platform dedicated to free speech.
“I am opposed to censorship that goes far beyond the law. If individuals want less free speech, they would urge their government to do so. As a result, going above and beyond the law is against the will of the people,” Musk tweeted Tuesday.
“For Twitter to earn public confidence, it must be politically neutral, which means offending both the far right and the far left equally,” Musk wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.