Elon has been like a gust of cool air on a warm spring day, livening and freshening things up tremendously over at Twitter. And that’s not just in the realm of his potentially opening the algorithm up and bringing back old accounts that were booted for not mindlessly echoing the “current thing” talking points, but also in the realm of what discussions happen on Twitter.
That’s because Elon himself has brought back the idea that anyone can mercilessly mock or hilariously ridicule our supposed “leaders”, exposing them as the useless phonies they really are for all the world to see.
And that’s exactly what Elon did to Rep. Adam Schiff when Schiff started a fight by posting about supposed hate speech incidents on Twitter, saying:
On Elon Musk’s Twitter:
– Slurs against Black people have tripled
– Slurs against women are up 33%
– Slurs against Jewish people are up 61%
– And slurs against gay men are up 58%
These numbers are abysmal – and unacceptable. Today, @RepMarkTakano and I are demanding action
Shifty Schiff instantly got skewered by Twitter. For one, Twitter fact-checked him by “adding context”, saying “This tweet refers to research by the Center for Countering Digital Hate analyzing the *number* of tweets containing hate-related content. Twitter measures the *impressions* that harmful tweets receive, and Elon Musk has stated impressions have declined since he took over.”
Elon Musk chimed in too, decimating Schiff with a quick, short tweet, saying “False, hate speech impressions are actually down by 1/3 for Twitter now vs prior to acquisition @CommunityNotes“.
And that’s when Shifty Schiff melted down completely, saying “Hey Elon, under your leadership neo-Nazis, homophobes, and racists are flocking to Twitter. And spewing hate speech. Your denial would be more credible if it was backed up by any real evidence. And if it wasn’t followed by a bunch of antisemitic QAnon tweets attacking me.”
RedState, commenting on Schiff, his claims, and his hypocritical caring about only some types of awful Twitter content, said:
“Unfortunately, Schiff is known for not backing up his false claims with evidence.
“But that’s Schiff — he doesn’t care about the truth, he cares about control, and when it comes to Twitter, that’s slipped out of the left’s hands. That’s what this is about. His comments reveal the way that he thinks the government has any right to dictate to a private business about speech, likely because they had that easy coordination [read: collusion] with Twitter in the past, as we reported.
“Schiff didn’t call for “action” before, despite the fact that slurs, porn and child exploitation were rampant on the site before Musk. He didn’t care about the suppression of the truth, like the Hunter Biden laptop story. All that was perfectly fine. This new claim is an excuse to try to somehow drop the hammer on Twitter and bring them into Democratic compliance.”
So while Schiff lies, Elon can continue to correct things on Twitter and make it a usable public square again, rather than some leftist dystopia where child exploitative material is allowed by Yoel Roth and his team but conservatives are shut down.
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