Elon Musk made powerful enemies when he bought Twitter for $44 billion.
The FBI and other government agencies liked the old regime that silenced people.
And Musk infuriated the left-wing censors when he allowed one man back on Twitter.
The D.C. Swamp and the establishment media freaked out when it was first rumored that Elon Musk would buy Twitter and take the company private.
Leftist journalist Jeff Jarvis even compared Musk’s imminent takeover of Twitter to the fall of Weimar Germany to the Nazis.
That’s how hysterical they were.
The level of panic from the Left did not make sense until Musk took possession of the company and released the Twitter Files, a compendium of dispatches from independent journalists who were given access to internal communications.
The Twitter Files showed the depth and breadth of the Censorship Industrial Complex that was silencing American citizens for wrong-think.
One of the test cases for online censorship was InfoWars founder Alex Jones, who is arguably the most censored man in the country.
Jones had been banned from Twitter since 2018, but Musk offered him a chance to come back after initially refusing.
Musk took a poll of his followers, and over 70% of respondents said they wanted Jones’s account to be reinstated.
The people have spoken and so it shall be
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 10, 2023
Needless to say, the Left went berserk.
The New York Times reported, “Elon Musk Brings Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Back to X.”
The Washington Post wrote, “Elon Musk restores account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on X.”
CNN added, “‘The people have spoken’: Elon Musk restores the X account of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after poll.”
Other Democrat-controlled media outlets had similar headlines.
CNN was particularly rankled by Jones’s return because it was the outlet that sparked his banishment from the platform in the first place.
In 2016, Donald Trump circumvented legacy media by using Twitter to campaign for president.
The establishment did not want a report of 2016, so they worked overtime to figure out a way to rein-in speech on Big Tech.
Alex Jones was a guinea pig for the new censorship regime.
He was summarily banned from social media for yelling at CNN reporter Oliver Darcy.
Despite all of Jones’s “dangerous conspiracy theories,” he was kicked off Twitter in 2018 for yelling at a journalist; that was his “crime.”
Jones explained, “I was taken down not because we lie but because we tell the truth and because we were popular…And then when we ran into Oliver Darcy, who is the secret police captain, who admits he goes around and gets people like Infowars taken off other platforms, because we confronted that monster that has abused us and lied about us, attacked our speech, because of that they took us down.”
Darcy went after Jones’s sponsors for years before the public yelling match.
But the pretense for getting rid of Jones was years-old comments he made about the horrific Sandy Hook shooting.
The Left dredged up those comments to justify his expulsion from Twitter.
Nevertheless, Jones is back on Twitter, and the Left are losing their minds.