(RightIsRight.co) – Leftist and liberal pundits and social media users have reacted with anger and ridicule to a goodwill letter and non-partisanship promise by billionaire Elon Musk that he posted online as he was about to complete the $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.
The world’s richest person addressed his letter to Twitter’s advertisers, putting forth his vision for the social media platform, which would allow a variety of opinions to the global benefit of humanity.
“The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner without resorting to violence,” Musk declared.
“That is why I bought Twitter. I didn’t do it because it would be easy. I didn’t do it to make more money. I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love,” he added.
The Tesla founder and CEO also said, “our platform must be warm and welcoming to all” and “cannot become a free-for-all hellscape.”
However, leftist reactions to Musk’s stated goodwill emerged as highly negative, accusing the billionaire of buying Twitter to boost his power and vowing to stay away from the platform.
“‘It is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square.’ This would be the traditional kind of town square that’s owned by one guy and funded by huge corporate advertisers,” tweeted The Intercept writer Jon Schwarz.
“I’m glad I already started distancing myself from Twitter so when this is finalized I can be at peace being on here even less,” wrote Valerie Complex, a Deadline Hollywood associate editor.
“An attempt to create confidence in Twitter, after months of trashing its reputation? Don’t break the vase you’re buying?” commented Financial Times technology business editor Katie Prescott.
Others accused Elon Musk, in particular, of touting his love for free speech as a false pretext for buying Twitter.
“Ah, so now he’s back to the free speech thing,” quipped RawStory reporter Matthew Chapman.
“If he’s really still buying Twitter for this, he’s quickly going to find out Twitter’s existing leaders have already been working on trying to strike exactly this balance for years and it is not easy,” he added.
“What’s the point of being the richest man in the world if you can’t own free speech?” wrote Condé-Nast legal affairs editor Luke Zaleski in a mocking tweet.
“The world’s richest man’s takin over sole possession of a global social media platform used by the world’s journalists, scientists, governments, private citizens, businesses, religions, militaries and health/emergency services to share all vital information and it’s only Thursday,” Zaleski wrote in another tweet.
“Sounds like curtains for this place,” tweeted Ryan Cooper, managing editor at The Prospect.
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