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Elon Musk: Big Tech Is Now ‘De Facto Arbiter of Free Speech’

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Elon Musk: Big Tech Is Now ‘De Facto Arbiter of Free Speech’

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, indicated on Monday that Big Tech is now the “de facto arbiter of free speech,” referring to their recent move to ban President Donald Trump. “A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech,” Musk wrote on Twitter, replying to a satirical article titled “Evil Fascist Dictator Censored And Voted Out Of Office.” The article was posted by Babylon Bee, a website known for its satirical articles. “West Coast high tech has to make the distinction between banning hate speech and banning speech It hates,” wrote one Twitter user. “This is an important distinction,” Musk replied. “A Dictator can not be censored. A Dictator is the one doing the censoring…” commented another Twitter user. Musk’s comments came after Big Tech moved last week to ban Trump and his supporters, …

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