Elon Musk finally made it official.
The Tesla CEO completed his takeover of Twitter.
And Ron DeSantis had this perfect reaction to Elon Musk buying Twitter.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated Elon Musk purchasing Twitter as not only a great deal for shareholders – of which the state of Florida through its pension fund is – but also for free speech on the Internet.
“@elonmusk’s offer to buy Twitter is a good deal for shareholders and raises the prospect that the platform will be a place where free speech can thrive, not a tool for narrative enforcement,” DeSantis posted on social media.
Musk’s bid to purchase Twitter really began after Twitter banned the popular satire site the Babylon Bee after the Babylon Bee mocked a biological male working for Joe Biden who pretends to be a woman by calling him Richard Levine and awarding him man of the year.
That censorship appeared to be the final straw for Musk who within weeks became the largest shareholder in Twitter and then its sole owner.
In his statement announcing the deal to purchase Twitter, Elon Musk announced that Twitter would now serve as a platform dedicated to protecting and promoting free speech.
Musk hailed free speech as an essential value that will allow democracy and human civilization to flourish.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk’s statement read. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.”
“Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it,” Musk added.
Left-wing activists and corporate media reporters spent the day freaking out over the prospect of Twitter cutting back on censorship and promoting free speech.
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King deleted his Twitter account.
Washington Post professional stalker and middle-aged left-wing activist Taylor Lorenz melted down.
Let’s all go back to tumblr 🙏🏻
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) April 25, 2022
Leftists like Lorenz fear free speech online because censorship meant the Left could control American political discourse.
Free speech means Americans get to decide what news sources they consume and what information they digest.
And leftists fear without the ability to control what Americans see and read online, Democrats will lose the 2022 and 2024 elections.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.