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Elon Musk is a fighter and he is prepared to take on those that are coming after him even if that person is George Soros.
The billionaire, whose offer to purchase Twitter has been accepted by its board of directors, wants to know who is behind a letter that was sent to Twitter advertisers, and signed by more than two dozen liberal groups, demanding that they boycott Twitter if Musk gets the company.
The backers of the leftists non-government offices are backed by billionaire George Soros and some former operatives of Hillary Clinton as well as the Canadian government and the European Union, The New York Post reported.
Musk took direct aim at the groups on Twitter, demanding to know who was backing them.
“Who funds these organizations that want to control your access to information? Let’s investigate …,” he said. “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
Sunlight is the best disinfectant
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2022
“Few names will sure come up, like Open Source Foundation, George Soros amongst others,” a Twitter user responded.
“I will call him and ask,” the Tesla, SpaceX and Starlink CEO reported.
I will call him and ask
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2022
He then linked to a story in The Daily Mail that named the backers as Soros, Clinton and Obama staffers and European governments.
“Interesting. I wonder if those funding these organizations are fully aware of what the organizations are doing,” he said.
Interesting. I wonder if those funding these organizations are fully aware of what the organizations are doing. https://t.co/YzVZIvF68E
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 4, 2022
The groups warned in their letter that Twitter will change with Musk at the helm.
“Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will further toxify our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those already most vulnerable and marginalized,” the letter said.
With no evidence, the letter said that advertisers on a Musk controlled platform “risks association with a platform amplifying hate, extremism, health misinformation, and conspiracy theorists,” it said.
“Under Musk’s management, Twitter risks becoming a cesspool of misinformation, with your brand attached, polluting our information ecosystem in a time where trust in institutions and news media is already at an all-time low,” the groups said.
“Your ad dollars can either fund Musk’s vanity project or hold him to account. We call on you to demand Musk uphold these basic standards of community trust and safety, and to pull your advertising spending from Twitter if they are not,” it said.
The New York Post reported.
The document’s letterhead includes the logos of three organizations — Accountable Tech, Media Matters for America, and UltraViolet.
Accountable Tech is a Washington, DC-based organization linked to top Democrats. Jesse Lehrich, a co-founder, once served as a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. He is also the nephew of former Obama adviser David Axelrod.
Media Matters for America is an organization founded by political operative and Clinton backer David Brock. MMFA is a site “dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”
UltraViolet is a feminist movement that is “mobilized to fight sexism and create a more inclusive world that accurately represents all women, from politics and government to media and pop culture.”
Other signatories, like Access Now, have the support of the Canadian and European governments as well as Soros, the billionaire financier who heads the Open Society Foundations.
Musk ripped an MSNBC host on Monday after he made a highly disparaging remark about Republicans while claiming Musk himself is transforming Twitter into a platform for “the far-right.”
MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan, who has likened non-Muslims to “cattle,” attempted to codify the country’s far-Left faction by claiming that they only want to “give us free health care and free childcare” while going on to claim that the far-right “wants to give us white supremacy and no democracy.”
“And this asymmetrical polarization of U.S. politics would be laughable if it weren’t so horrifying,” Hasan said. “We are living through an unspeakably dangerous moment, the pro-QAnon, pro-neo Nazi faction of the Republican Party is poised to expand dramatically come the midterms.”
And like other far-left cable news hosts frequently do, Hasan tied his complaints to former President Donald Trump.
“We’re just two years away from Donald Trump very possibly reseizing executive power. If that happens, we may look back on this past week as a pivotal moment when a petulant and not so bright billionaire casually bought one of the world’s most influential messaging machines, and just handed it to the far right,” he continued, obsessing over Trump as per his normal.
Same org that covered up Hunter Biden laptop story, had Harvey Weinstein story early & killed it & built Matt Lauer his rape office. Lovely people.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 2, 2022
Musk responded on Twitter: “NBC basically saying Republicans are Nazis. Same org that covered up Hunter Biden laptop story, had Harvey Weinstein story early & killed it & built Matt Lauer his rape office. Lovely people.”