As Elon Musk threatens the left’s propaganda apparatus, the world’s most influential leftist is looking to stymie the influence of the world’s wealthiest man.
According to Fox Business:
Multiple left-wing groups backed by teachers’ unions and George Soros have signed a letter pressuring Twitter’s top advertisers to boycott the social media platform if Elon Musk goes through with his promise to uphold free speech.
A letter to brands signed by 26 groups, including Media Matters for America and UltraViolet, said marketers should make sure advertising deals made with Twitter are contingent that it will uphold its previous content moderation policies regarding hateful conduct.
The hysterical letter warns Musk’s Twitter takeover will “further toxify” the information ecosystem, as if it could get any worse. “Under the guise of ‘free speech, [Musk’s] vision will silence and endanger marginalized communities, and tear at the fraying fabric of democracy” the anti-free speech letter continues. With no self-awareness, the letter than warns that this comes at a time when trust in the media, which is nearly entirely run by leftists, is already at an all-time low.
Many of the groups that signed the letter have been financially backed by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and teachers’ unions, including the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA). NARAL Pro-Choice America, a pro-abortion nonprofit, is backed in part by AFT and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), according to Influence Watch. The Women’s March, a feminist group, is funded in part by AFT and the Soros-backed MoveOn. The groups Free Press and Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, which also signed the letter, are funded in part by Soros’ Open Society Institute.
Multiple European governments are also major donors to one of the letter’s signatories. Access Now, which discloses its funding online, is backed in part by the Swedish government’s development agency, Sida, the governments of Canada, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
Musk responded to the letter on Twitter, posting an article exposing the donors as Soros backed, and replied to a post from Soros’ Open Society Foundation telling the nonagenarian to message him to talk.
Interesting. I wonder if those funding these organizations are fully aware of what the organizations are doing. https://t.co/YzVZIvF68E
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 4, 2022
George, please slide into my DMs!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2022
Soros’ grip on the media is already extensive. As I document in my book The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros, publications and news companies represented by journalists that serve on Soros-funded boards include countless household names, such as the New York Times, Seattle Times, LA Times, Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fortune Magazine, ABC, USA Today, the Washington Post, NPR, CBS, Huffington Post, New Yorker, Sacramento Bee, Houston Chronicle, Associated Press, and many more publications that reported critically on Musk’s Twitter takeover. And that’s in a media landscape where just seven percent of reporters identify as Republicans.
The corporate culture at big tech is overwhelmingly favorable to leftist causes too, with 90% of political donations from its workers going to Democrats. That’s shown up in their policies, with the most notable example being the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election (and a wave of COVID-related censorship). Also of note, conservative Twitter accounts have seen increased engagement since the Musk takeover while left wing accounts have seen a drop-off, which is potential evidence of an algorithm previously targeting conservatives being reversed.
The left’s reaction to Musk’s takeover has been so visceral because they had positioned themselves to write history as it occurred, and for the first time that’s being threatened.
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