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Elon Musk is good for Twitter, journalism – and democracy

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The howls of indignation began to rise long before that Twitter’s board of directors eventually accepted Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid to buy the company — a big sign of just how important the sale could prove to be.

On one level, it’s not a shock: The board members’ only real alternative was a blatant breach of their fiduciary duty. But it is a glaring setback to the forces of awakened censorship and a win for the free exchange of ideas and information.

The richest man in the world has taken a firm stance against the ideology that animates Twitter’s efforts to suppress opinions its employees dislike and facts that harm their preferred causes.

You can take our word for it. Our 100% accurate (and now New York Times-approved) coverage of the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop got us banned from Twitter ahead of the 2020 election, greasing the wheels for Papa Joe.

So we’ve been watching this development since Musk’s March 27 tweet warning of Twitter “Failure to uphold the principles of free speech fundamentally undermines democracy.”

Assuming that Twitter will soon “comply with the principles of free speech”, this is a clear win for democracy. And while we can’t say how the business side will play out, Musk’s track record is pretty impressive.

And it sure is fun to watch.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/25/elon-musk-is-good-for-twitter-journalism-and-democracy/ Elon Musk is good for Twitter, journalism – and democracy

DUSTIN JONES

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