Being the world’s richest man must be a cool accomplishment. The wealthy and powerful as well as common working people listen to you. You are wealthy enough that if someone comes after you, you can unleash armies of attorneys on them. You are free to express yourself without fear of termination or cancellation. You can essentially do whatever you want.
It also helps to be extremely cool, like Elon Musk. If we were discussing George Soros, this would be a completely different topic.
Musk, who is in the process of purchasing the Twitter social media site, has advocated for free expression and spoken out against censorship. After his hostile takeover bid of the company, which is managed by lefties who adore deplatforming conservatives, he stepped up his rhetoric.
Now, Musk is defending a prominent conservative Twitter account that is in risk of being removed.
You may be familiar with the story. It is known as “Libs of TikTok.”
Yesterday, Fox News claimed that the account’s owner received death threats after a Washington Post writer doxed (shared private information online).
Taylor Lorenz, a Washington Post “internet culture” columnist, was quick to dismiss the murder threats made to Libs of TikTok mere weeks after she doxxed the popular Twitter user.
Libs of TikTok tweeted a screenshot of a message she received from a Twitter user who said a “pipe bomb” was on its way to her and pushed her to commit suicide.
“Hi @FBI, I’m being threatened with a pipe bomb. Can you please look into this?” The Libs of TikTok asked the authorities publicly.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
At the same time, Twitter is considering banning the account.
The owner of the account posted a message to its Substack with the background story:
It started in April when we got two back-to-back suspensions. Following those suspensions, the Left was emboldened. Knowing I wanted to remain anonymous, they went on a mission to expose me in the hopes of intimidating me into silence. This culminated with my being doxxed by Taylor Lorenz at the Washington Post.
Instagram got on the censorship wagon as well. They “mistakenly” disabled our account and reinstated it after realizing their “error.” Linktree suspended us, too.
We received our third Twitter suspension just last week for posting fliers of pride events. I had created a “mega drag thread” which documented the sharp rise in drag events for kids. It’s a disturbing trend; the Left has become obsessed with ensuring your 4-year-old has access to men dressed as women while dancing provocatively for cash. The fact that I was noticing—and drawing attention to how widespread this trend really is—seemed to trigger the Left. Big accounts on Twitter started calling for my suspension while labeling me a “domestic terrorist.”
Then, there is a discussion among Twitter employees about banning the account. Read more…