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Senator Ed Markey Ramps up the Threats Towards Elon Musk – RedState

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I beforehand reported how Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) focused Elon Musk after somebody impersonated Markey on Twitter. Markey threw a match at Musk, holding him guilty. Nevertheless it turned out that the one that “impersonated” Markey was a Washington Publish reporter who had executed it with Markey’s permission. So basically, Markey had colluded with the reporter forward of time after which used it to attempt to assault Musk to push restrictions on speech on Twitter. He’s fortunate that neither he nor the reporter was suspended for the creation of the pretend account since there are penalties for impersonation, together with suspension.

Musk’s response to Markey infuriated him. Markey adopted up with a risk that Congress would go after his firms in a very improper abuse of his energy.

However Markey didn’t go away it there. Markey continues to threaten Musk and Twitter.

“You can’t ignore what the federal authorities is requiring of your organization, and that goes for … guardrails that must be constructed round social media … That’s not permissible. They’ll pay a worth in the event that they don’t put safeguards in place at Twitter”

Guardrails that must be constructed round social media? Simply precisely what sort of “guardrails” is he speaking about and who will get to determine what these are? Authorities deciding what speech is “permissible”? That sounds suspiciously like the federal government not solely going after a personal firm they don’t like but in addition putting restrictions on speech. Markey even threatens Musk will “pay a worth,” if Elon doesn’t bend to what he needs. Who’re the fascists right here? It’s not the Republicans.

As journalist Glenn Greenwald observes, the tech firms usually are not randomly attempting to censor individuals, it’s as a result of they’re being pushed by individuals like Markey. The impersonation that Markey himself okayed is simply the most recent hook to help their agenda.

It’s beautiful that you’ve got a U.S. senator making such a blatant unconstitutional risk.

Democrats need to management the narrative. The actual downside right here? Musk really needs free speech. However in case you have that, Democrats now not have that management within the face of the reality. That is what being tyrannical appears to be like like.

Republicans must name out these unconstitutional threats for what they’re.

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