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Elon Musk just sent a warning to the woke employees at Twitter who were reportedly considering banning another conservative account.
The Libs of TikTok account posted a message to its Substack account explaining what happened.
It started in April when we got two back-to-back suspensions. Following those suspensions, the Left was emboldened. Knowing I wanted to remain anonymous, they went on a mission to expose me in the hopes of intimidating me into silence. This culminated with my being doxxed by Taylor Lorenz at the Washington Post.
Instagram got on the censorship wagon as well. They “mistakenly” disabled our account and reinstated it after realizing their “error.” Linktree suspended us, too.
We received our third Twitter suspension just last week for posting fliers of pride events. I had created a “mega drag thread” which documented the sharp rise in drag events for kids. It’s a disturbing trend; the Left has become obsessed with ensuring your 4-year-old has access to men dressed as women while dancing provocatively for cash. The fact that I was noticing—and drawing attention to how widespread this trend really is—seemed to trigger the Left. Big accounts on Twitter started calling for my suspension while labeling me a “domestic terrorist.”
“[L]ike I don’t get how this account, which exists solely to generate targeted violence at marginalized people, continues to be allowed to post,” one Twitter employee allegedly said in the leaked Slack conversation.
“But if we deplatform this account, we might erode trust in our platform from users who already think we’re irredeemably biased against conservatives,” another employee allegedly responded.
““I mean we successfully deplatformed [former President Donald] Trump — I don’t think deplatforming Libs of TikTok is going to cause a mass exodus but I guess it may not be in our ‘fiduciary’ interest to enact a ban on a high profile account right now…” they said.
Later in the thread the employee apologized for not showing the concern for transgender people that they thought they should have.
“I apologize — I was not speaking from my own perspective but applying a commentary on how leadership has behaved recently,” they said. “I could have phrased that better and will be more conscious in future messages.”
“I despise and despair the activity that is currently flourishing on our platform and empowering white supremacists/fascists to act with impunity in conducting harmful emotional and physical violence on trans folx and the broader LGBTQ+ community,” they said.
But Musk was not impressed with the fact that banning the account was being discussed.
“A platform cannot be considered inclusive or fair if it is biased against half the country,” he said in a tweet.
A platform cannot be considered inclusive or fair if it is biased against half the country
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 14, 2022
Last week Musk weighed in on the apparently ongoing debate about what constitutes being a man or a woman.
This was a non-controversial topic for centuries until recently, but now it is a debated topic of conversation for many.
On Friday, author Matt Taibbi commented on the Matt Walsh documentary “What Is A Woman” with a question.
“I wonder if we’re institutionalizing stereotypes about gender in the same way academics have tried to institutionalize stereotypes about how ‘hard work,’ ‘being polite,’ ‘punctuality’ and the ‘written word’ are ‘white culture,’” he said, to which Musk responded.
“We are simultaneously being told that gender differences do not exist and that genders are so profoundly different that irreversible surgery is the only option. Perhaps someone wiser than me can explain this dichotomy,” he said.
It is a better world if we are all less judgy
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 11, 2022
The Tesla, Space X and Starlink CEO made more news last week after author Daniel Crosby tweeted that his life has changed since he stopped drinking Diet Coke and it caught Musk’s attention.
“I used to drink tons of Diet Coke but it’s been one month since I’ve had a drop,” he said. “I want to share some of the changes I’ve observed in myself over that time: My health is unchanged. I’m less happy. My one source of joy is gone. Thanks for encouraging me on this journey.”
I used to drink tons of Diet Coke but it’s been one month since I’ve had a drop.
I want to share some of the changes I’ve observed in myself over that time:
– My health is unchanged
– I’m less happy
– My one source of joy is gone
Thanks for encouraging me on this journey!
— Daniel Crosby (@danielcrosby) June 8, 2022
Musk responded, saying “Diet Coke is amazing, especially the soda fountain version at movie theaters with salt & butter popcorn.
“There’s something special about enjoying movies in a theater with total strangers. I hope that never goes away,” he said.
There’s something special about enjoying movies in a theater with total strangers. I hope that never goes away.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2022
I don’t even care if it lowers my life expectancy
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2022
“I don’t even care if it lowers my life expectancy,” he said.