Billionaire Elon Musk served up amnesty for Thanksgiving after Twitter users overwhelmingly voted in favor of restoring banned accounts to the platform, setting off howls of fury from leftists and the corrupt media who are furious at seeing their censorship efforts undone by the new owner.
One of those angrily reacting to the lifting of the free speech restrictions was the Associated Press, an outlet that nearly started World War III last week with its blatantly false story about a Russian missile hitting NATO ally Poland.
In a typically hysterical screed, Associated Press claimed that “online safety experts” predict that the return of the previously banned voices will “spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation,” while bemoaning the world’s richest man’s introduction of democracy in the digital town square.
“Associated Press is such an expert in misinformation. Twitter couldn’t hope to compete!” Musk wrote in response to the Associated Press story.
Associated Press is such an expert in misinformation. Twitter couldn’t hope to compete!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
In another tweet, the new “Chief Twit” remarked on AP’s citing of “groups that monitor the platform for racist, anti-Semitic and other toxic speech” as the basis for its hit piece.
“But you have piqued my curiosity … who are these ‘online experts’ you speak of?” Musk asked.
But you have piqued my curiosity … who are these “online experts” you speak of?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
The poll that has infuriated Associated Press and others drew over 3 million responses to the yes or no question, “Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?”
The people have spoken.
Amnesty begins next week.
Vox Populi, Vox Dei.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
When voting closed on Thursday, amnesty for the censored won out 72.4 to 27.6 percent.
“The people have spoken,” wrote Musk, announcing that “Amnesty begins next week.”
“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” he added, a Latin phrase that means “the voice of the people, the voice of God,” the same words he used after Twitter users voted to restore former President Donald J. Trump’s account in another poll.
“Such online polls are anything but scientific and can easily be influenced by bots,” huffed AP.
According to the outlet, “In the month since Musk took over Twitter, groups that monitor the platform for racist, anti-Semitic and other toxic speech say it’s been on the rise on the world’s de facto public square. That has included a surge in racist abuse of World Cup soccer players that Twitter is allegedly failing to act on.”
The story also went on whine about Musk’s layoff of thousands of “woke” Twitter employees, his early moves to level the playing field and the restoring of the account of Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene who “was banned in January for violating the platform’s COVID misinformation policies.”
Twitter users also posted their thoughts about AP’s accusations against Musk.
These the same anonymous experts who almost started WWIII?
— Ron Bassilian (@Ron4Commie California) November 25, 2022
They want to be the only ones able to spread misinformation
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) November 25, 2022
Associated Press is currently claiming @elonmusk poses a threat to information credibility and is opening up the doors to disinformation on twitter
When they published this nearly a week ago, nearly sparking global conflict
Funny how the biggest fake news outlets are the most accusatory pic.twitter.com/sVLYAljJCR
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) November 25, 2022
My expert opinion is that @Twitter and other Big Tech platforms have been used and manipulated by the Left to censor opposing ideas.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 25, 2022
“Online experts” = We made it up
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) November 25, 2022
The outlet that almost started WWIII a few days ago because of their false reporting has thoughts about “misinformation” today…
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 25, 2022
Online Experts that cannot be named as they prefer to remain anonymous and shrouded in infallible secrecy.
— Michael Mella (@pico87mn) November 25, 2022
In just a few short weeks, Musk has put his stamp on Twitter, and the idea that it will once again be a place that welcomes an exchange of ideas is greatly troubling to those who are dependent on a rigged game.
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