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Is Big Tech on the Brink of Collapse?

Elon Musk, Big Tech

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Big Tech is on the brink. As I have extensively detailed in my columns here at El American, the manipulative and censorious world of Silicon Valley is possibly the greatest threat to freedom facing the American republic. Many innovative freedom lovers have developed credible alternative platforms and technologies to challenge Big Tech, yet none of them have even come close to truly surpassing the clout and influence of the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

That is why so many of us embraced the news that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk who also happens to be the world’s wealthiest man, had submitted a bid to take Twitter private by buying the entire company at a $50 billion bid. Unlike most Big Tech CEOs, Musk actually believes in the concept of free speech and opposes all forms of censorship.

In his SEC filing, Musk confirmed he “invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy. However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company.”

Whether the deal goes through or not, the move will surely mark another turning point in the battle against Big Tech censorship. The likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Google have gone far and beyond their rightful level of influence and now represent an active threat to American freedom and democracy. Not only did they connive to remove Donald Trump from office and install the befuddled Joe Biden, but they even had the gall to deplatform the then-sitting President of the United States.

Although Elon Musk is neither a conservative nor a supporter of Donald Trump (he actually supported Kanye West in the 2020 election), he does describe himself as a “free speech absolutist.” Meanwhile, he has become possibly the most important technological figure in the western world. His move against Twitter represents an existential threat to Big Tech’s control of the national conversation. Watch this space.

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