The Twitter Files on free speech suppression soon to be published on Twitter itself. The public deserves to know what really happened …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022
Initially, I was dubious about the relative importance of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. However, the above suggests that Twitter and its deliberate suppression of views from the Right were of more significance than I estimated. I look forward to the revelations…and to the reactions of Leftists.
Some will say the records are fake, or have been falsified. Others will try to minimize their impact with arbitrary qualifications and dismissals. Still others will attempt a tu quoque defense, as if there were a competing social medium that suppresses views from the Left. The “mainstream media” will add their voices to the campaign as well, though, given the abysmal degree of public confidence in them, to what effect it’s difficult to say.
We shall see.