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After years of silencing critics, Musk wants free speech on Twitter

Musk's tweets, public remarks and policies at the businesses he runs, shows little tolerance for speech that's unflattering to him or his companies, or reflects employee criticism of the workplace

Elon Musk. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Elon Musk. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Dana Hull, Sarah Frier and Maxwell Adler | Bloomberg
If Elon Musk is able to take over Twitter Inc., his biggest promise is to transform it into a platform for free speech with few restrictions — something he calls “essential to a functioning democracy.” But Musk, who is famously sensitive to criticism, has a mixed record on championing the cause.
The 50-year-old billionaire has donated over $6 million to the American Civil Liberties Union in the last five years, making him one of its most substantial donors, and he’s discussed free speech on numerous occasions with the organization’s executive director. But in his tweets, public remarks and policies at the

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First Published: Apr 22 2022 | 6:47 AM IST

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