One of the worst-kept secrets in America is the alliance between Big Tech and the Far Left.
Both routinely work to censor voices they disagree with online.
But now, the Left is reeling after Elon Musk just made one shocking move which left Big Tech in shambles.
It’s no secret that Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter routinely use their power to push a specific political agenda online.
From labeling conservative arguments as “misinformation”, to banning and de-platforming those they disagree with, it’s clear that Big Tech is locked in an alliance with the Far-Left to silence conservative voices online.
But it isn’t just political figures like Donald Trump who have been the target of the Left and their Big Tech allies.
Non-political figures like Joe Rogan have also been viciously targeted by the Left’s cancel culture crusade, with social media giants all too happy to push their thumbs on the scale in order to promote a specific worldview that is hostile to anything which happens to even slightly disagree with the Left.
Things have gotten so bad that there have even been attempts to create rival sites to Twitter and Facebook, with the most recent one being Donald Trump’s Truth Social, which was explicitly created as a political counter to Twitter after the platform banned him following the 2020 presidential election.
But many of these conservative alternatives lack the audience that Twitter has, which is why Elon Musk recently referred to Twitter as a “de facto public town square.”
Those comments come from a recent poll conducted by Musk to gauge whether or not people believe that the site had been protecting freedom of speech.
At the time, it appeared like Musk could attempt a similar strategy as Trump and develop a Twitter rival.
Instead, he shocked the world when news broke that Musk became Twitter’s largest single shareholder.
USA Today reports, “Elon Musk recently purchased 9.2% of Twitter stock, about 73.5 million shares, according to a filing Monday. That makes him the largest shareholder in the company. Musk has been skeptical of Twitter in the past, suggesting the social media platform shouldn’t be rigidly regulated.”
“After Musk’s purchase, Twitter stock soared 22% in early trading. It is not clear how much he paid for the stock, because Musk did not disclose that, but it is estimated that his share was worth $2.9 billion as of the close of trading Friday.”
Musk’s move could end up uprooting the entire Big Tech establishment, as he is now poised to potentially exert a tremendous amount of influence over the direction Twitter takes in the future.
“This is just the appetizer. Ultimately, we believe he will have an active stake over the coming weeks or month. This is just a start. I think he will have a broader strategic focus on Twitter, whether it’s changing the slate, changing the management team or ultimately a buyout,” said Wall Street analyst Dan Ives.