Billionaire business tycoon Elon Musk declared in a tweet on Monday that Twitter clearly has a significant “left wing bias.”
“Twitter obv has a strong left wing bias,” Musk tweeted.
— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)
Musk, who is planning to purchase Twitter, reiterated that his objective is to allow free speech on the platform within the confines of the law.
“Like I said, my preference is to hew close to the laws of countries in which Twitter operates. If the citizens want something banned, then pass a law to do so, otherwise it should be allowed,” he noted.
Blaze Media CEO Tyler Cardon replied to Musk, remarking, “And for this you’ll be smeared as a virulent racist/sexist/homophobe. Let them screech. Stay the course.”
— Tyler Carditis (@Tyler Carditis)
Many social media users have long criticized Twitter for being biased against those on the right of the political spectrum.
Musk made the comment about Twitter’s leftward leanings in response to Mike Cernovich, who had tweeted, “Here you go @elonmusk, when Twitter employees invariably lie to you about enforcement policy, maybe they can explain why a verified account is allowed to incite terrorism without any care in the world about being banned.”
Cernovich included a screenshot of a tweet in which an individual named Caroline Reilly expressed approval about the news that a pro-life group’s office had been targeted by vandalism. Reilly’s tweet said, “more of this. may these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground.”
Reilly’s Twitter account is no longer available — a message on the social media platform notes that “This account doesn’t exist.”
Leftists have been in an uproar over a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion the indicates the high court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.
Last month, Musk tweeted that “For Twitter to deserve public trust, it must be politically neutral, which effectively means upsetting the far right and the far left equally.” He also tweeted last month that “today’s Democratic Party has been hijacked by extremists.”