by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:
Elon Musk, who became the world’s richest man last week, is against Big Tech censorship.
In response to a Babylon Bee article titled “Evil Fascist Dictator Censored And Voted Out Of Office,” Musk tweeted on Monday: “A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech.”
Evil Fascist Dictator Censored And Voted Out Of Office https://t.co/8Cnc9YdPX2
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) January 11, 2021
Last week, he noted how only three people control what the world is allowed to say.
Twitter has around 5000 employees, Facebook 45,000 & Reddit only has 400.
That’s an extremely tiny percentage of people having huge & mostly unprecedented power over the very way we communicate, share things, interact.
— Viv 🐉 (@flcnhvy) January 8, 2021
Musk has been promoting Signal, which is an encrypted alternative to WhatsApp.
It doesn’t have channels like Telegram, just group chats with up to 8 people, so it’s not an alternative to Facebook or Twitter.
Gab reached out immediately but he didn’t respond.
Musk did respond to someone asking about Signal.