Op-ed: Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter a big win for free speech, and bigger win for the law enforcement community


It’s official.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and major proponent of free speech has officially taken over Twitter- phew- about time!

He was quick to take action (after bringing in his sink through the lobby) and fired many Twitter leaders, most of whom were anti- free speech and known to suppress conservative voices. The same ones who canceled many people they disagreed with- like Donald Trump.

Op-ed: Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter a big win for free speech, and bigger win for the law enforcement community
Elon Musk walks in the Twitter headquarters with a bathroom fixture. Screenshot image taken from Fox News YouTube Channel

Musk’s takeover of the once liberal social media platform is a breath of fresh air, not only for conservative voices everywhere, but also for the law enforcement community at large.

The problem with social media

Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have long been perceived as biased, agenda driven and politically motivated mediums. One of the primary driving factors to this perception has been the algorithms designed to suppress the voices of anyone who disagrees with them- such as those on the right side of the aisle.

These company policies became saturated with subjective explanations of violations and vague interpretations of what’s right and wrong. The social media giants basically boiled violation philosophy down to if it doesn’t seem right or safe, it may be a violation of our policy.

A term frequently used by Twitter and Facebook are potentially inciting violence. There is a clear distinction between direct, and even indirect threats and encouraging others to protect American values, freedoms and the constitution. But with the ambiguity of the word potentially– it lends for abusive tactics of social media rule enforcement.

Op-ed: Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter a big win for free speech, and bigger win for the law enforcement community
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg-Company using Chinese nationals to censor content

Another tactic employed by these online dictators are to create algorithms designed to suppress popular conservative posts. Viral posts raise flags for algorithms which are then closely monitored. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to determine how much it is suppressed and manipulated- compared to the banning of people altogether, such as Donald Trump.

Over the last few years, numerous influential right-wing individuals have been suspended and banned from social media. This goes well beyond the conservative politicians shown here, but includes journalists, businessmen and women, attorneys and so on. Some of the more widely known individuals include:

  • Journalist James O’Keefe
  • Radio Host Alex Jones
  • Doctor Robert Malone
  • My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell

These are just a few. There are countless others who have been banned for having similar beliefs and ideology we don’t know about- all due to the political and social beliefs of the social media giants.

If you need more proof of social media bias, this NY Post article details the charitable contributions- all public information- from the social media industry to Democratic candidates.

In just one example, Omid Kordestani, a Google executive, and member of the Twitter board of directors, donated $2800 each to VP Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker in 2019 and over $6000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016. There’s more- he’s totaled over $10,000 in additional donations to a variety of Democratic politicians.

It’s clear that social media giants have political beliefs that bleed into their platforms. It enhances one side and suppresses the other- a form of anti-free speech- which is just about as unamerican is it gets.

In a widely publicized move, Elon Musk purchased Twitter for a stunning $44 billion dollars.

Musk has been an outspoken advocate for free speech and feels the entire social media platform is aligned with leftist beliefs.

According to Musk, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” he said.

Some people on both sides of the aisle questions his motives. But unless he is absolutely lying, his stated goals are in line with what this country was founded on- freedom.

Even if his underlying motivation is solely a business decision of breaking up a social media ideological monopoly, the by-product of it still protects American values such as free speech, fair business competition and the freedom from an oppressive entity.

But there’s more to him than just business- it includes social awareness which leads to true social justice. Musk recently tweeted, “In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.”

That tweet is less about supporting the Republican party and more about how the Democratic party has lost its way. It’s painstakingly obvious the Democratic party has gone awry, and the social media tyranny has only fueled their problem.

If Musk follows through on his promise to preserve free speech on the social media platform Twitter, then by default it will conduct a course correction and, God willing, reunite American.

Op-ed: Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter a big win for free speech, and bigger win for the law enforcement community
NYPD on patrol. Copyright free image.

Some of the by-products of this plan that will benefit the law enforcement community include:

  • A positive mainstream view of the law enforcement community
  • An increased potential for peaceful ‘agree to disagree’ arguments
  • A likely reduction in censorship of popular right-wing personalities on all social media platforms (or potentially an increase in left wing censorship… there’s a thought)
  • An increase in overall tolerance of widely debated topics
  • An increase on all social media platforms’ algorithms designed to promote positive, wholesome content

Just to name a few.

One of the biggest hits from the biased social media agenda has been directed towards the law enforcement community. In the recent turbulent times of the pandemic, the left was triggered by the Floyd incident to target the law enforcement community. This allowed both mainstream media and social media and their biased algorithms to attack with full force.

The republican party has always been generally supportive of the law enforcement community. But when their voice is suppressed, it allowed for the opposing party (liberalism) to run wild without contention.

Free Speech, The Constitution, The Whiskey Patriots, Civil Discourse, Freedom of Speech, Kyle S. Reyes

With free speech being injected into social media platforms, it will give the law enforcement community supporters, mostly Republicans, a fairer opportunity to give their input on debatable issues such as use of force complaints and other law enforcement split-second decision incidents.

Elon Musk’s decision to acquire Twitter will level out many of the issues that are dividing America. Even if it’s not his primary motive, the secondary effects will improve multiple facets of our society, especially protecting, even encouraging free speech- one of the foundations America was built on.

Giving people a chance to voice their feelings, thoughts, and opinions without fear of retribution is true, real social change. Let the people of America decide what’s best for the country, not the few internet oligarchs that control social media.

With a changing of the guard for Twitter, Elon Musk’s stated goal of encouraging and ensuring responsible free speech is a great start- hopefully the first of many to make America great again.

Op-ed: Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter a big win for free speech, and bigger win for the law enforcement community

Musk intends on cleaning Twitter up.

‘Military grade psy-op’: Twitter whistleblower vindicates Musk, claims 90% of users are bots, fake accounts

Posted August 23, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- When billionaire Elon Musk decided to pull out of his deal to buy Twitter, it should have raised significant alarm bells. After all, Musk is alternately among the top 2-3 richest men in the world. One might think he knows a little bit about business.

Now, we may be finding out the truth as to why Musk backed out.

According to a whistleblower, Twitter is primarily comprised of millions of “bots” whose mission is to engage in what he calls “social conditioning,” NewsPunch reports.

The man, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko says the problem is so pervasive that company executives ignore the issue and are clueless as to how many bots are actually active on the social media platform.

Zatko claims that the board has been covering up its “extreme, egregious deficiencies” which make the company a huge risk to national security and democracy.

Zatko should know that of which he speaks. He is the former head of security for Twitter and made the bombshell revelations to Congress and federal agencies last month.

He complained that the far-left social media company is mismanaged and noted that thousands of staff are given access to “central controls” as well as extremely sensitive information without adequate oversight.

According to the Daily Mail, Zatko, a direct report to former CEO Jack Dorsey and his replacement, Parag Agrawal, said the company’s senior executives had been “covering up” the biggest vulnerabilities on the platform  and further claimed that either one or multiple employees may also be engaged as spies for foreign intelligence assets.

Zatko further claimed that Twitter executives had misled the board of directors about the company’s security flaws which have left it exposed to hacking, manipulation and disinformation. Moreover, he claims that Twitter executives have no idea nor the resources to definitively know how many bots actually infect the site.

The unknown number of bots on the site was the primary reason cited by Musk, Tesla’s CEO, for the reason he backed out of the purchase. Musk claimed that Twitter hadn’t been honest about the number of bots and fake accounts on the site, which boasts 238 million daily users.

In addition to bots and phony accounts, Zatko, who previously worked at Google and the Department of Defense, says the company doesn’t “reliably” delete user data after a user cancels an account, usually because staff lost track of it.

Zatko said his findings show “egregious deficiencies, negligence, willful ignorance, and threats to national security and democracy.”

Zatko started what the Mail describes as a “colorful” career in the 1990s, when he worked conducting classified work for a government contractor, while serving as among the leaders of a hacking group—Cult of the Dead Cow—which sought to force Microsoft into improving security by releasing Windows hacking tools.

He began working for Twitter in order to recommend changes to the platform in order to bolster security after a number of high-profile hacks, including accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Musk himself.

When he was appointed to Twitter, he promised to examine” information security, site integrity, physical security, platform integrity—which starts to touch on abuse and manipulation of the platform—and engineering.”

When he was fired this past January, Zatko was told it was because of poor performance, however he isn’t buying that excuse. He said he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about security lapses to the board of Twitter before he went public.

Op-ed: Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter a big win for free speech, and bigger win for the law enforcement community

More on Musk.

Just a coincidence? Reports surface that SEC and DOJ launching investigation into Elon Musk after Twitter offer

Posted April 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of billionaire Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are reportedly launching a joint investigation into Musk.

This is interesting timing, especially given that leftists have been gnashing their teeth over the possibility that, under Musk, conservative Twitter users might actually find themselves on a platform that allows free speech.

Fox Business’s Charles Gasparino recently reported on the potential investigations on Neil Cavuto’s “Your World.”

Gasparino told Cavuto:

“He’s under investigation, a joint investigation, by the DOJ and the SEC over lots of stuff, including some of the stuff involving how he went about accumulating his shares on Twitter and how he disclosed that, whether he properly disclosed his intentions—which was obviously a full takeover—also some of this stuff with Tesla, you know, just disclosures there.”

Gasparino continued:

“It’s a joint investigation, it’s serious, I’m not saying — a lot of these investigations turn up nothing—-  they’ve been looking at him for a long time, so you would think by now they’d have something, but they’re clearly—I spoke with a source, very close to it, who says it’s a serious investigation by the DOJ and the SEC into all those matters.”

Gasparino did not elaborate further on the specifics of the SEC/DOJ investigation.

However, according to Reuters:

“Former securities officials and professors said Tesla Inc’s chief executive may have missed a key disclosure deadline and filed the wrong paperwork when he bought 9% of Twitter Inc, a platform regularly used by the outspoken billionaire.

“Securities and Exchange Commission regulators could use any shortfall to try to punish Musk more for other lapses, some believe.”

Reuters goes on to note that U.S. securities law requires disclosure within 10 days of acquiring more than 5% of a company, and that Musk did not meet that deadline.

Adam C. Pritchard, a law professor at University of Michigan Law School, told the outlet:

“This is not really a gray area.

“He acquired it and didn’t file within 10 days.

“It’s a violation. And so this is a slam-dunk case from the SEC perspective.”

Elon Musk has already dealt with actions by the SEC after a 2018 tweet in which he stated:

“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420.

“Funding secured.”

According to CNBC, the SEC sued Musk for fraud, alleging that Musk issued “‘false and misleading’ statements” on Tesla in his Twitter announcement.

Ultimately, Musk and Tesla settled with the government.  Both paid fines of $20 million to the SEC, and Musk had to step down temporarily from his position as chairman of Tesla’s board.

In addition, in June 2020, the SEC claimed that Musk violated a directive to have his tweets preapproved.

CNBC reports:

“Musk had tweeted that Tesla’s stock price was too high, which sent the shares down.”

A recent Ted Talk discussion on his run-ins with the SEC and his offer to buy Twitter led Musk to refer to SEC regulators as “bastards.”

At the TED 2022 Conference in Vancouver on Thursday, April 14, Musk sat down with TED Chief Chris Anderson.

He told Anderson regarding the SEC investigation into his 2018 tweet on Tesla:

“Funding was indeed secured. 

“And I should say why I do not have respect for the SEC in that situation, and I don’t mean to blame everyone at the SEC, certainly the San Francisco office.

“It’s because the SEC knew funding was secured, but they pursued an active public investigation nonetheless.

“At the time, Tesla was in a precarious financial situation, and I was told by the banks that if I did not agree to settle with the SEC, that they would, the banks would cease providing working capital, and Tesla would go bankrupt immediately.”

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