Musk will join Twitter’s board of directors after purchasing a 9.2 percent investment in the firm, the company revealed earlier in the day. The move comes less than a week after the billionaire chastised Twitter for failing to uphold free speech.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said on Tuesday that Twitter will be a better place after Tesla CEO Elon Musk removes left-wing restrictions from the platform.
Paul, a vocal opponent of Big Tech censorship, expressed confidence that Musk’s appointment to the board will instill a new “ethos” in the corporation.
“Some on the left have already expressed their displeasure and stated that if Elon Musk appears, they will leave Twitter. Goodbye, in my opinion. It will be a better place if the left-wing nutjobs who want to control speech quit Twitter “Sandra Smith, Paul’s co-host was informed.
“I’d like to add one thing,” he said. “I’ve never met Elon Musk, but I’d say he’s developed a character of independence, of being a free thinker, and that’s something intellectuals used to admire.”
“People on the left and right, as well as people of ideas, used to appreciate one other’s ideas. But then we get the authoritarian attitude from the left, which is that thoughts that they disagree with should be censored, and this has been true with COVID… There couldn’t possibly be more than one point of view on climate alarmism.” he continued.
Paul expressed his hope that Musk will encourage the platform to embrace the philosophy that “the more ideas, the better.”
“I respect Twitter’s right to regulate speech because it is a private enterprise. I don’t believe that’s a good idea…for the country, but I think Elon Musk is a good addition to Twitter and a good voice on their board for more speech freedom “He stated once more.
Nevertheless, Paul believes that “more competition” with huge social media companies will benefit the country.