Elon Musk’s understanding of free speech is being called into question after Twitter imposed limits on users’ ability to post links to Substack newsletters.
“Free Speech” In The App
Despite his public advocacy of free speech ideals, Elon Musk has been attacked for limiting the freedom of expression of writers. Speech is protected if it doesn’t hurt Elon or his company.
Musk has used Twitter to downplay negative press about himself and his company, both of which have a history of actively suppressing competition.
Questions regarding what ‘free speech’ means and how it is applied have been raised considering Musk’s possible use of Twitter to influence the narrative and manipulate media trends.