Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter could be finalized any day now, and authoritarians on the left are freaking out over the prospect.
According to a report, Musk plans to fire up to 75 percent of Twitter’s woke employees, a clear signal of the Tesla CEO’s intent to reshape the leftist company.
Musk to purge Twitter
The left has been alarmed by Musk’s threats to restore free speech to Twitter, which is known for censoring conservatives, ever since he launched his takeover bid in April.
While Twitter now has 7,500 employees, it could be left with a skeleton crew once Musk is done laying people off, according to a Washington Post report.
The establishment newspaper obligingly plugged the talking point that Musk’s plans would harm “content moderation,” a common euphemism for liberal censorship.
Many on the woke left fret that Musk’s plans to make Twitter freer and more democratic will cause an eruption of so-called “misinformation” and “hate speech,” but it’s clear what they really fear is losing control over the flow of information.
Musk has also run afoul of the Biden regime and its allies with his comments on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and his threats to stop providing free internet to Ukraine’s army through his Starlink satellite system, which has already cost Musk millions of dollars.
Is Biden targeting Musk?
The Biden regime is clearly threatened by Musk’s moves. Bloomberg reports that the Biden administration is weighing a “national security” review of Musk’s business ventures, including his Twitter deal and Starlink. This is Biden’s idea of “democracy,” apparently.
Officials in the Biden government “and intelligence community are weighing what tools, if any, are available that would allow the federal government to review Musk’s ventures,” the report said.
Musk tried to back out of the Twitter deal earlier this year, saying he had been misled about the number of genuine accounts on Twitter.
Twitter sued Musk in Delaware, and he reversed course this month, saying he would buy Twitter after all. He has until October 28 to finish negotiating, or a trial will begin in November.
Many on the left are worried that Musk’s takeover could restore Donald Trump’s account before the midterm elections, which fall on November 8.