US – Elon Musk reported this week he has officially purchased Twitter for 44 Billion Dollars.
Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter became a privately held company.
Since then Elon Musk posted on Twitter that he hopes even the worst critics remain on Twitter because that’s what free speech means.
That erupted on Twitter with people wanting him to define what free speech means? Some are concerned with disinformation and hate speech, and where Musk stands.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy,” said Musk, “Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”
That started more conversation mostly around the definition Marco Milani posted, “It Is difficult to define what free speech means, it is easier to say what it is not. For example: it is not the right to spread fake news, or unverified information, mainly if you are a leader in a community.”
Musk answered back again with a more defined definition of free speech today, “By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people.”