Elon Musk Vows to Personally Face Prison to Prevent Government Censorship of X Information


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X CEO Elon Musk, in a recent interview with Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec, said he’d be willing to go to prison if the federal government demanded he censor information on his social media platform.

Trending Politics co-owner Collin Rugg posted audio of the comments and remarked: “This is why Elon Musk is the perfect person to own X.”

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Elon Musk Says He’s Prepared To Go To Prison To Protect Free Speech

As has been covered on these pages extensively, certain releases of internal Twitter files through Musk and various journalists have shown how the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) interacted with the platform to suppress “Russian disinformation” – the Hunter Biden laptop scandal – while others showed similar efforts in controlling the narrative on COVID.

Former Twitter executives have acknowledged that they suppressed the Biden laptop story before the 2020 presidential election but denied that they did so at the behest of law enforcement officials. Other heads of competing social media companies suggested the need for suppression and censorship was strongly implied by the bureau.

Even beyond those major stories from the era of former President Donald Trump, there are further stories of attempted censorship.

The Political Insider covered a report released over the summer by the House Judiciary Committee, which alleged the FBI colluded with a Ukrainian intelligence agency to pressure major social media platforms to remove accounts that were perceived to be spreading Russian disinformation.

Some of the social media accounts flagged for removal belonged to Americans, “including a verified US State Department account and those belonging to American journalists.”

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Musk Is A Free Speech Hero

X CEO Elon Musk has long accused the federal government of having “full access” to user accounts on the platform before his arrival. Such control even, according to him, included access to individuals’ private direct messages (DMs).

“The degree to which government agencies effectively had full access to everything that was going on on Twitter blew my mind,” he said.

Musk this past February exposed a little-known State Department agency – the Global Engagement Center (GEC) – as a leading source of federal censorship efforts in the United States and “a threat to our democracy.”

Former President Donald Trump has praised Musk for doing the country “a big service” for pulling back the curtain on alleged collusion between the FBI, the Biden campaign, and the media to meddle in the 2020 election.

He has called the visionary billionaire chief of X a free speech “hero.”