Leftist Groups Demand Advertisers Quit Twitter If Censorship Is Removed; Elon Musk calls for investigation: “Who funds these organizations?”

Numerous organizations have reportedly called on major companies including Coca-Cola, Kraft, and Disney to pull their ad dollars from Twitter in light of Musk’s promise to end most forms of censorship on the microblogging website. . Stock photo: FellowNeko, Shutter Stock, licensed.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In the wake of his $44 billion purchase of Twitter, Elon Musk has called for an investigation into reports left-wing groups are putting pressure on the social media platform’s advertisers to cut their financial ties if Tesla’s CEO makes good on his promise to relax the social media platform’s content moderation policies.

Numerous organizations, including the Black Lives Matter Network Foundation, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Women’s March, Media Matters for America, and GLAAD, have reportedly asked big companies like Coca-Cola, Kraft, and Disney to pull their ad dollars from Twitter. . in light of Musk’s promise to end most forms of censorship on the microblogging website.

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“Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will further intoxicate our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those who are already most vulnerable and marginalized,” a letter sent to advertisers said. “As a top advertiser on Twitter, his brand risks being associated with a platform that amplifies hate, extremism, health misinformation and conspiracy theorists. Under Musk’s stewardship, Twitter risks becoming a cesspool of disinformation, with his brand attached, polluting our information ecosystem at a time when trust in institutions and the media is already at an all-time high. under”.

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The organizations’ outcry began a week after Musk’s purchase on April 25, despite the fact that he has yet to release any details on how exactly he plans to modify Twitter’s content moderation policies. However, the South African tech mogul has opposed attempts to essentially “Cancel” Twitter, and has called for an investigation.

“Who funds these organizations that want to control your access to information? Let’s investigate…” Musk tweeted on Tuesday. “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

Musk, who calls himself “absolutist freedom of expression”, has been critical of what he calls censorship on Twitter, saying he would make changes, including privatizing the publicly traded company, once he officially takes over the platform, which could still take several months as Purchase details are still being worked out.

“I invested in Twitter because I believe in its potential to be the platform for freedom of expression around the world, and I believe that freedom of expression is a social imperative for a functioning democracy,” Musk said.

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