By Jianli Yang – Apr 29, 2022
Ever since Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $44 billion, a debate about free speech and social media has been roiling the internet. The Right sees in Musk a savior from Twitter’s liberal bias, while the Left sees in Musk someone who would eliminate content moderation, allowing all manner of views and speech on the social media platform.
Both sides are missing an equally important other side to Musk’s potential acquisition, namely, that this deal may help Communist China.
The issue was raised by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who earlier this week tweeted, “Interesting question. Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square?”
Of course, Bezos has done his own share of censorship on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party, so he’s probably not the best person to raise this issue. Nonetheless, he has a good point: Musk has a long history of always complying with Communist China’s wishes, seemingly due to… [Continue Reading]