Elon Musk predicts ‘sad’ U.S. if large tech turns into ‘de facto arbiter of free speech’
Elon Musk says “sad” days are on the horizon if America permits the tech trade to function its “de facto arbiter of free speech.”
The billionaire entrepreneur behind House Exploration Applied sciences (SpaceX) and Tesla Inc. weighed in on Silicon Valley once more this week with a First Modification warning for the nation.
“Lots of people are going to be tremendous sad with West Coast excessive tech because the de facto arbiter of free speech,” Mr. Musk tweeted Monday in response to a satirical piece by the Babylon Bee titled “Evil Fascist Dictator Censored And Voted Out Of Workplace.”
The feedback by Tesla Inc.’s chief government officer come within the wake of bans on President Trump by numerous social media giants.
Equally, Fb and Twitter have cracked down on accounts belonging to Mr. Trump’s supporters after the U.S. Capitol was breached Jan. 6.
In April, as an example, he referred to Silicon Valley as “Sanctimonious Valley” for its pro-lockdown stance on the coronavirus pandemic.
“Silicon Valley has grow to be Sanctimonious Valley,” he tweeted. “An excessive amount of the ethical arbiter of the world.”
“FREE AMERICA NOW” and “Give folks their freedom again!” he additionally tweeted whereas sharing articles on COVID-19.
Lots of people are going to be tremendous sad with West Coast excessive tech because the de facto arbiter of free speech
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2021