Jack White on Friday used social media to confront Elon Musk over Kanye West’s latest pro-Nazi tweet and the billionaire’s selective views on free speech So how’s Elon talking about ‘free speech,’ the rocker I see you have to choose who gets free speech and who doesn’t then what kind of crybaby liberal suspends someone’s free speech,’ she wrote on Instagram in a blistering open letter to Twitter’s controversial new owner.
While Yeh’s account has been suspended once again, Musk has been a proponent of allowing rappers to spread their opinions on the platform, including antisemitic views, under the guise of free speech since taking office in October.
White compared West’s reinstatement on Twitter to Musk’s refusal to bring Alex Jones back on stage, writing, “Conspiracy liar Alex Jones don’t get free speech ‘or I see. So you’re learning that people hate violence. do and spread hate but Trump doesn’t? Or is it that the liar Jones, and the anti-Semitic egotist Kanye couldn’t provide tax breaks for billionaires like former presidents? But they were insulted Or could it just be There needs to be I don’t know rules and regulations or else you create chaos.
It’s good to watch in real time because you learn that everything needs to be regulated because of the danger of someone or something getting hurt or destroyed whether it’s guns, drugs, alcohol, gatherings or speech. To continue. They are sometimes called ‘laws’. And you might be learning just how hurtful it can be when dangerous, hateful people say whatever they want on your platform.
The White Stripes alum explained his decision to turn off comments on his post, saying, “This is not a debate forum. This is me talking on my front porch, not debating in the town square. I also control the platforms I control.” He then urged Musk to “do the right thing and not provide a platform to other hate mongers, let them talk in the town square, let’s do it and no Twitter is owned by the government town square” before reminding readers that It is a private company owned by Elon Musk.
For his part, White was one of several musicians and celebs in the wake of Musk’s $44 billion takeover, most notably the businessman’s decision to back former President Donald Trump on the social-networking site via a public poll.