When Elon Musk bought social network Twitter, many liberal users complained. The billionaire businessman vowed to protect free speech on the platform.
It appears Democrats did not want conservatives to have the ability to speak on Twitter (now X) without fear of censorship.
A new campaign has been launched by liberals trying to slander Musk. Numerous companies have decided to pull their ads on the network. Musk has sued over slander and has this to say about these boycotting companies.
From The Post Millennial:
Unbothered by advertisers ditching the platform, Musk said: “I hope they stop. Don’t advertise.”
“You don’t want them to advertise? What do you mean?” Sorkin asked.
“No,” Musk replied. “If someone’s going to try and blackmail me with advertising? Blackmail me with money? Go f*ck yourself.” He repeated it again slowly, “Go. F*ck. Yourself.”
Wow. At the New York Times DealBook summit, @elonmusk simply told big advertisers who want to blackmail him to “go f— yourself.” Musk addresses Disney CEO @RobertIger: “Hey Bob.” X CEO Linda Yaccarino was in the room. pic.twitter.com/33nfotjcNP
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 29, 2023
Elon Muck called out the companies that are seemingly trying to cripple X with an ad boycott. He told them, “Don’t advertise.” And he followed that up with a choice, four-letter curse.
This isn’t the first time companies have singled out Twitter/X since Musk took over. It appears liberal-run companies dislike Musk’s commitment to protecting the free speech of users.
But often, these critics have accused Musk of other things, such as allowing anti-Semitism on the platform. When liberals controlled Twitter, there was little concern for the spread of anti-Semitism.
Musk has made it clear that he opposes anti-Semitism and other content that calls for the eradication of a people group. This didn’t stop a campaign that accused the company of allowing such comments. Musk and X have sued the group behind this campaign, claiming they are being deceptive.
His strong words for these companies suggest Musk will not back down, despite a lack of ad revenue. He even appeared to call out Disney CEO Bog Iger during the interview. Disney has been heavily criticized by Americans recently for its left-leaning content.
Several independent websites have pledged to continue supporting X through ads. But it does not appear that Musk is relying on ad revenue to keep X alive. He has pushed out a number of features, including subscriptions, which suggests he wants the network free from corporate meddling in time.
- Elon Musk rebuked companies that are pulling ads from his social network.
- He told them to “Go f*** yourself” during an interview.
- Large progressive companies have pulled ads over claims of anti-Semitism.
Source: The Post Millennial