Elon Musk Says He Is Prepared to ‘Go to Prison’ to Defend Free Speech on X

Billionaire entrepreneur and ‘X’ owner Elon Musk is making it abundantly clear that corporate smear campaigns and government pressure will not cause him to cave on defending free speech on the social media platform.

The upstart Big Tech CEO and notorious gadfly spoke out about the tremendous amount of heat he is getting because he will not censor constitutionally protected speech on X.

“If they started reaching out again, would that be something that you or the team, and no, I can understand if you don’t want to answer now, but you would consider making public?” Jack Posobiec asked him on a podcast.

“If I think a government agency is breaking the law in their demands on the platform, I would be prepared to go to prison personally if I think they are the ones breaking the law,” he remarked.

Posobiec had mentioned the widespread social media and news media’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story just before the 2020 election.

Hunter Biden’s laptop had been in the possession of the FBI for over a year, but 51 ex-intelligence community officials asserted that it appeared to be “Russian disinformation” in a deliberately coordinated attempt to protect Joe Biden ahead of his debate with sitting president Donald Trump.

The “laptop from hell” was found to have contained thousands of emails detailing Hunter Biden’s corrupt foreign influence-peddling schemes, as well as his criminal activity — such as his illicit drug usage, prostitution solicitation, and arguably, participation in human trafficking.

The New York Post’s reporting on the laptop story was promptly censored by major social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter. Both Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have confirmed that the FBI pressured them to censor the story, which had a sizeable impact on the 2020 election.

Thus, freedom of speech can be demonstrated as vital to having free and fair elections, in addition to being a cornerstone individual right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

By Melinda Davies
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