Secure Freedom Minute: Throw-down – Obama vs. Musk on Free Speech


This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Last week, former President Barack Obama declared that government needs to start regulating free speech on social media platforms because their “content management” efforts are failing to keep rhetorical “raw sewage out of the public square.”

This week, billionaire Elon Musk bought one of the most influential of such platforms, Twitter, with the pledge to restore free speech – an apparent repudiation of what is not so much about managing content as it is the suppression of information and opinion politically intolerable to radical leftists like Obama.

Time will tell whether these were coincidental developments or, for that matter, whether Mr. Musk will really enable freedom of expression on Twitter. What is clear already is that the fight for that fundamental liberty has never been more necessary – and the emergence of a formidable man professing to be its champion more welcome.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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