Elon Musk Agrees Twitter Censorship Targeted Conservatives, Not Leftists

November 25th, 2022 11:42 AM

Twitter CEO  Elon Musk agreed that it’s been conservatives, not leftists, who overwhelmingly bore the brunt of Twitter’s Orwellian censorship operation.

Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza tweeted Nov. 21, “We don’t hear much about Democrats and leftists being let back on Twitter. Why? Because they were never kicked off in the first place. Their lies and misinformation simply escaped all scrutiny. Censorship has been deployed as a one-way operation against conservatives @elonmusk.” The new owner of Twitter agreed with that assessment, responding the next day, “Correct.” D’Souza then tweeted, “Nice to get validated here by Twitter’s senior fact checker.”

Musk has been slowly reinstating some of the high profile conservatives banned by Twitter. He reinstated former President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter account on Saturday, after a Twitter poll he created found 52 percent of respondents voting that Trump’s account should be restored.. Over 15 million users voted in the poll.

“The people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated,” Musk tweeted. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei.” Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the platform in January 2021 following the events on Capitol Hill in January, 2021. Trump has said he will not return to Twitter, remaining on his platform TruthSocial.

Musk also tweeted Nov. 18, “Kath[y] Griffin, Jord[a]n Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated.” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) personal account was also restored.

Conservatives and former leftists who spoke out against certain leftist narratives have been banned on Twitter, including MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Dr. Naomi Wolf, Steve Bannon’s War Room and Dr. Robert Malone.

Musk conducted another Twitter poll Nov. 23 concerning a “general amnesty to suspended accounts.” Seventy-two percent voted yes, and Musk announced, “Amnesty begins next week.”

Big Tech and the U.S. government are currently accused of colluding to censor Americans. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry in May filed a lawsuit, which apparently uncovered what Schmitt has called a “vast censorship enterprise” between Big Tech and the Biden administration.

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