“Who’s going to have the power in our country? Are we going to make these decisions as a democracy, or is this going to be Elon Musk all by himself”
Elizabeth Warren is suddenly very interested in who owns and runs Twitter now that Elon Musk is taking it over. She wasn’t interested when conservatives were being thrown off the platform or when it was used to suppress a story that might damage Biden, but now she’s deeply concerned about one person having so much power.
This is par for the course for Warren, who loves to put herself in the middle of national news stories.
She also has a habit of going after Musk, who she has regularly accused of not paying enough in taxes.
Brandon Gillespie reports at FOX News:
Elizabeth Warren calls for new ‘rules’ to govern ‘unregulated’ social media amid Musk’s Twitter takeover
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for new “rules” to govern “unregulated” social media amid Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s takeover of largely liberal Twitter.
During an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Beat With Ari Melber,” Warren declared that “rules of the road” were needed for Big Tech, and that decisions about large communications platforms needed to be made “as a democracy,” rather than someone like Musk, who she claimed “plays by his own set of rules.”
“I see that we need to make two big changes. The first one is we need a wealth tax in America. And let’s talk about how Elon’s purchase here was subsidized by tens of millions of people who’ve paid their taxes every year,” Warren told host Ari Melber, referencing her past claim that Musk didn’t pay taxes.
“The second part is we need rules of the road for Big Tech. But ultimately what all of this boils down to is power,” she added. “Who’s going to have the power in our country? Are we going to make these decisions as a democracy, or is this going to be Elon Musk all by himself, off in a room, a bazillionaire, who just plays by his own set of rules?”
See her tweets below:
One billionaire—whose estimated net worth has gotten about 10 times larger since the start of the pandemic—is about to have the power to decide how millions of people can communicate with each other. It’s dangerous for our democracy to have so much power in so few hands.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 26, 2022
This deal is dangerous for our democracy. Billionaires like Elon Musk play by a different set of rules than everyone else, accumulating power for their own gain. We need a wealth tax and strong rules to hold Big Tech accountable.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 25, 2022
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Notice how Warren keeps saying this is all about power. How about Biden’s new “Disinformation Governance Board,” is that all about power too? Sure looks that way, but I don’t hear Warren complaining about that.
Warren is worried about Musk’s takeover of Twitter for the same reason as everyone else on the left. They fear an even playing field. They thought this was theirs, and they could use it to their advantage.
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