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It wasn’t that long ago that Twitter was owned by Jack Dorsey and operated by leftists who loved nothing more than to give the boot to anyone who diverged from the accepted narrative, which, of course, was handcrafted by Democrats. As a result, many conservatives were kicked off the platform and effectively prevented from sharing their ideas.
However, that all changed when Elon Musk purchased the company and lifted the ban on sharing conservative thoughts and opinions.
Musk recently joined Joe Rogan on "The Joe Rogan Experience," and the subject of Twitter’s dark days was one topic of conversation.
“From the standpoint of some of the people who used to be at Twitter,” Musk said, there’s been “a big shift to the right.”
“That is correct. It is a shift to the right because everything is to the right if you’re far-left,” he explained, “but how many far-left people have been suspended or banned from Twitter, now X? Zero.”
Further, “the degree to which Twitter was simply an arm of the government was not well understood by the public,” Musk told Rogan, adding that “a state publication is the way to think of old Twitter.”
“Was the justification from their perspective that they are progressive liberals [and] they have the right intentions, [so] it's important that they stay in power?” asked Rogan.
“There was basically oppression of any views that would even, I would say, be considered middle of the road, but certainly anything on the right; I’m not talking far-right, I’m talking mildly right,” Musk explained.
“Republicans were suppressed at 10 times the rate of Democrats, [and] that’s because old Twitter was fundamentally controlled by the far left,” he added.
“To say that Twitter is an arm of the government and that conservative voices were suppressed 10 times more than liberal voices ... wow,” says Chad Prather. “Is that what I hear him saying? That Twitter was just government propaganda? ... You gotta let that stuff sink in.”
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