Elon Musk is working to make Twitter a bastion of free speech–and Elizabeth Warren just isn’t having it.
Fox News reported that the Democratic senator criticized Musk’s decision to end unfair censorship on the platform, claiming that “one human being” should not be able to make decisions on a social media platform. Warren has been a proponent of increased content moderation on Twitter.
”I think that one human being should not decide how millions of people communicate with each other, and it doesn’t make any difference who that human being is. 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 said.
“But those decisions are going to be made. I think they ought to be made transparently out in the open. And I think a lot of people ought to be able to have input to it. And that’s not what’s happening right now on Twitter,” Warren added.
Earlier this month, NewsBusters reported that Warren was among the senators who sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) claiming that Musk’s decision to end unfair censorship is “alarming:”
“Twitter’s new Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, has taken alarming steps that have undermined the integrity and safety of the platform, and announced new features despite clear warnings those changes would be abused for fraud, scams, and dangerous impersonation. According to media reports, in prioritizing increasing profits and cutting costs, Twitter’s executives have dismissed key staff, scaled back internal privacy reviews, and forced engineers to take on legal liability for new changes — preventing managers and staff tasked with overseeing safety and legal compliance from reviewing the product updates.”
In April of this year, Warren bizarrely claimed that more “rules” were needed to keep social media safe from wealthy people like Musk.
“So one of the things we need is we need rules so that you can leave the Twitter platform and go to a competitor’s platform and still be able to reach each other,” Warren said at the time.
“Right now what we’ve got in tech is we don’t have that kind of competition. Rules of the road could help facilitate that kind of competition and, frankly, break the stranglehold of someone like Elon Musk coming in and just owning the whole thing,” she added.
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