A Time Magazine writer writes off freedom of speech as a white, male, elite obsession rather than the essential freedom that it is

The left doesn’t even pretend to care about free speech anymore. In fact, since Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, attacks and dismissals of the essential freedom have been ramped up both by government agencies and by media mouthpieces.

White male and Twitter owner Elon Musk, by Matt Rourke

Time Magazine’s Charlotte Alter even goes so far as to dismiss free speech as an obsession of white, male “elites” within the tech industry as she wrote

“[F]ree speech has become an obsession of the mostly white, male members of the tech elite” who “would rather go back to the way things were” – “before a rapidly diversifying workforce changed the culture at many of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley.”

However, she didn’t stop there as she insinuated that free speech is worth more to Musk than “solving world hunger” which she wrongfully believes could be achieved by magically throwing the same amount Musk spent on Twitter into global food distribution. She also thinks that free speech shouldn’t be valued that highly.

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She wrote, “They say that something is worth what someone will pay for it. If that’s true, then protecting ‘free speech,’ which Elon Musk has cited as a central reason he agreed to buy Twitter for $44 billion this week, may be worth twice as much as solving America’s homelessness problem, and seven times as much as solving world hunger.”

Completely devaluing freedom of speech, which many have argued is the most essential liberty for a free society, she also claims that what Musk and most sane people consider to be the spirit and meaning of freedom of speech today is not at all what the Founding Fathers envisioned.

“The right to say what you want without being imprisoned is not the same as the right to broadcast disinformation to millions of people on a corporate platform. This nuance seems to be lost on some techno-wizards who see any restriction as the enemy of innovation.”

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This once again proves that many liberals are only capable of conflating a convenient definition which allows for “private” censorship of information with the spirit and original intention of freedom of speech.

Remember, Twitter is simultaneously “central to our democracy,” as Democrat Senators put it, and a platform which is intended to be censored. This is the liberal doublethink.

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