MAJOR DEVELOPMENT: Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Asking Elon Musk To Testify To Provide Information On Conservative Censorship
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It’s hard to believe, but it really happened. A social media site banned the sitting President of the United States from its platform.
Fast forward to Elon Musk buying Twitter and taking over as the social media giant’s CEO.
He announced recently that he was planning to issue “a general amnesty” for suspended Twitter users.
Musk posted a poll on the platform asking what sort of action it should take to restore suspended accounts like Donald Trump’s and others like the Babylon Bee.
The poll read, “Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?”
More than 3 million users participated in the poll with nearly 75% voting in favor of the amnesty.
“The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted. The Latin phrase means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Beyond amnesty, some users want to see the internal emails and discussions that led to the permanent bans.
One such account with the Twitter handle, ALX #BringThemBack @alx, tweeted, “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should provide previously suspended Twitter users with all internal discussions pertaining to the decision to permanently ban their account along with the exact reasoning upon their reinstatement to Twitter.”
In response, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia tweeted, “I’d like to invite Elon to share that with those of us who were permanently banned at an Oversight Hearing in the 118th Congress. That would be very kind of him and helpful in order to know who else we should invite (subpoena).”
The congresswoman spelled out that the GOP-led Congress could utilize the legal means they have available to force witness testimony in the matter.
Though former President Trump’s account was reinstated, he has not yet been back to tweet on the platform.
In an interview with Americano Media on Sirius Satelite Radio, Trump said he “probably wouldn’t have any interest” in returning to Twitter, where he had close to 90 million followers.
“You know, Twitter has become very boring. They’ve gotten rid of a lot of their good voices … a lot of their conservative voices,” the former president said.
Many Twitter users commented on the Left’s meltdown over Trump’s reinstatement without Trump even tweeting once since his account was brought back.
The new head of Twitter responded to Trump’s thoughts on whether he would go back to the platform.
Musk tweeted, “I’m fine with Trump not tweeting. The important thing is that Twitter correct a grave mistake in banning his account, despite no violation of the law or terms of service. Deplatforming a sitting President undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America.”
He’s right. No matter what your views are, free speech means giving everyone a platform. Free speech does not mean only speech that you want to hear and with which you agree.
“But freedom of speech is the bedrock of a strong democracy and must take precedence. My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far,” Musk said.