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Video: Tucker Carlson Outlines How Twitter Is “Where Elite Opinion Is Incubated”

Calls Elon Musk’s attempted take-over the “single most important development for free speech in the modern history of the United States”

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Tucker Carlson explained Thursday why Elon Musk’s attempted takeover of Twitter is “the single most important development for free speech in the modern history of the United States,” noting that the platform is “where elite opinion is incubated.”

The host declared that Twitter “is the single most important forum for speech possibly in the world,” but that it is currently being used to foment mass group-think.

“As Musk put it, Twitter’s potential is to be ‘the platform for free speech around the globe.’ Twitter will neither ‘thrive nor serve the societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company,” Carlson said.

He further highlighted that “if Twitter’s board rejects Elon Musk’s offer, they will need to explain why to their shareholders. They turned down a deal that would make the shareholders much richer.”

“So, by doing this, Elon Musk is putting everything on the line. He knows how important Twitter is to the people who run our system and run the global system. For them, censorship and propaganda are not a feature of their rule. Their rule depends on censorship and propaganda,” Carlson urged.

Carlson repeated comments he made earlier in the week that Musk’s move on Twitter is a “direct challenge” to “illegitimate regimes” trying “so hard to control information through censorship.”

“If you are offering policies that really benefit nobody but yourself, you have to lie about them, and you must prevent anyone from complaining about it. So, censorship and propaganda are at the very heart of neoliberalism and Elon Musk is challenging all of that directly,” the host asserted.

Carlson further noted “Is it distressing that our own democratic system isn’t working that you would need some rich guy to swoop in deus ex machina to save free speech in United States? Of course, it is. Is it sad that we’re all desperate for Elon Musk to save us? Yes, it is. But who else is going to save us? Nobody at this point.”

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Elsewhere on Carlson’s show he interviewed the creator of the Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok which was temporarily suspended earlier this week in the latest example of the platform using vaguely defined “hateful conduct” rules as a means of censorship.

As we noted earlier, Musk explained Thursday why he was attempting to buy Twitter, noting that it “is extremely important for the future of civilization,” and “to help freedom in the world.”

During the interview, Musk pointed to the likes of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp which are all majority owned and ruled by Mark Zuckerberg. Musk quipped that Meta has “a share ownership structure that will have Mark Zuckerberg the 14th still controlling those entities.”

“We won’t have that at Twitter,” Musk promised.

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Musk also noted that he has a ‘plan B’ should Twitter refuse his offer:

When asked what his backup plan is, Musk said he would discuss it if it came to that.

It has been noted that should Twitter’s board reject Musk’s proposal of buying the company for $54.20 per share, he could still look to stockholders by seeking proxy votes or directly buying out their shares in a hostile takeover scenario.

The Daily Mail reported that “Investopedia notes that shareholders often accept the tender offer when it is a ‘sufficient premium to market value or if they are unhappy with current management.”

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    Authorities in Germany are raiding people’s homes for ‘online hate speech’.

    This included someone who highlighted the hypocrisy of politicians, another man who called a journalist “stupid,” people who misattributed quotes, and other who made fun of people in authority.

    Hate speech laws don’t protect the weak, they protect the powerful.

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    PayPal Could Be Legally Prevented From Banning People For Their Political Views

    New law would end discrimination.

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    PayPal could be prevented by law from banning people over their political views, after the company faced a backlash following its decision to terminate the accounts of several high profile groups.

    Although PayPal has been banning conservatives and right-wingers for years, its recent move to terminate accounts operated by the Free Speech Union and other groups in the UK that opposed lockdowns and vaccine mandates has apparently been a step too far.

    Following the controversy, dozens of Conservative Party MPs, including Michael Gove, David Davis and Sir Iain Duncan Smith, signed an open letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Business Department demanding that PayPal be legally barred from imposing discriminatory practices.

    The letter asserts that it is “hard to avoid construing PayPal’s actions as an orchestrated, politically motivated move to silence critical or dissenting views on these topics within the U.K.”

    This morning, the London Times also published a powerful piece by Jawad Iqbal which highlighted the dangers of allowing PayPal to abuse such powers.

    “This is censorship by corporate diktat: the company sets its own rules and interprets them as it sees fit. It appears oblivious to the notion that it is wrong in principle to withdraw vital services from people because of their political views. Would it be acceptable for a supermarket to refuse to serve a customer because of their politics or for a high street bank to refuse to make a payment to a company it deemed politically objectionable?” asked Iqbal.

    After questions were asked in Parliament about the issue, a new law could be on the cards that would put an end to PayPal’s crusade against dissident viewpoints.

    “Conservative backbenchers are considering launching an amendment to upcoming financial legislation in the House of Commons that would ban companies from freezing campaigners’ accounts,” reports the Telegraph.

    “One source said ministers are likely to accept the amendment to the law because Conservative backbenchers will support it.”

    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has also demanded answers from PayPal.

    The familiar old argument from leftists, who apparently now vehemently support monopolistic transnational corporations using their might and vast resources to impose censorship, is that “PayPal is a private company and can ban who it wants.”

    However, at least in the UK, that isn’t strictly true.

    PayPal is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which mandates “All firms must be able to show consistently that fair treatment of customers is at the heart of their business model.”

    Fair treatment of customers clearly isn’t at the heart of PayPal’s business model, it’s literally the exact opposite.

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    Paypal Banned Anti-Pedo Group, While Pro-Pedo Group REMAINS On Platform

    This says it all about Paypal PedoPal

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    Paypal has hit headlines again this week for cancelling the accounts of more organisations and individuals engaging in political wrong think. And while the online banking platform banned an anti-pedophila group, a PRO-pedophila group remains able to do business via Paypal.

    Paypal closed the account of Gays Against Groomers, an pro-gay rights organization that campaigns to expose sexualisation of children by perverts hiding behind the LGBTQ flag.

    “The fact that an organization comprised solely of gay people, with trans contributors as well, is being banned from the largest payment processors in the country for opposing the sexualization and mutilation of children is shocking, to say the least,” said Jaimee Michell, the Gays Against Groomers founder.

    “On top of that, we discovered tonight that while we have been banned, an organization that literally runs a support group for pedophiles is able to use PayPal’s services. It tells you all you need to know about the state of our society right now,” Michell added.

    The organisation pointed out that while they have been banned, a group known as Prostasia is still allowed to use the platform, despite the fact that it promotes the protection of ‘minor attracted persons’ (woke terminology for pedophiles) and campaigns for the legalisation of child sex dolls and abolishment of the sex offender registry.

    Paypal was previously accused of supporting pedophilia by South Carolina Senator Lee Bright, after the company along with 100 other business opposed the segregation of bathrooms by gender in the state.

    Paypal will now forever be known as…

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