Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said he was “concerned” that Elon Musk’s “personal views” would stop the fight against “disinformation on social media.”
Musk, a wealthy business magnate who has achieved one act Buying Twitter has indicated that he plans to make the platform a place for people to express themselves freely within the limits of the law.
“Here’s my take on the world’s richest man buying Twitter: He’s building a great car and a great rocket. But I worry that his personal views will stop the fight against disinformation on social media. The problem on Twitter wasn’t too much content moderation — it’s too much hate,” Schiff tweeted.
The congressman’s comment drew backlash from people who said Schiff had encouraged disinformation.
“Remember when you knowingly and maliciously spread disinformation for YEARS and falsely claimed to have evidence that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election?” tweeted Molly Hemingway.
“By perhaps the greatest advocate of disinformation in Congress,” Ian Haworth tweeted.
“You mean like the disinformation you’ve spread about Trump’s Russian collusion and every other lie you’ve told?” Christopher Tremoglie tweeted.
“Adam Schiff worrying about disinformation is like Godzilla worrying about Tokyo’s skyline,” Eddie Zipperer tweeted.
“Rep. Adam Schiff, who in recent years has spent more time promoting conspiracy theories – to the considerable detriment of our country – than almost anyone else in public life, wants you to believe he’s concerned about disinformation on social media,” said Drew Holden tweeted.
BlazeTV host Dave Rubin from The Rubin Report answered to Schiff’s tweet by posting a bunch of clown emojis.
Many people have criticized Twitter for engaging in censorship and hope Musk will transform the platform into a haven for free speech.
“I am against censorship that goes well beyond the law. If people want less freedom of expression, they will ask the government to legislate accordingly. Therefore, it goes against the will of the people to go beyond the law,” Musk said tweeted on Tuesday.
“For Twitter to earn the public’s trust, it must be politically neutral, which effectively means angering the far right and the far left alike,” Musk noted in a tweet On Wednesday.
Twitter announced Monday that the company “has entered into a definitive agreement to be exchanged from a company wholly owned by Elon Musk for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at about 44 billion US dollars is to be taken over. Upon closing of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately held company.”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/schiff-disinformation-elon-musk-twitter Schiff’s concerned fight against disinformation on social media is hampered by Musk