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Elon Musk bet $44 billion on the dumbest free speech theories on the Intellectual Dark Web

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Question:

The answer, hilariously and sadly at the same time, is yes:

He would do anything to appease the ”activists,” except not personally tweeting out deranged homophobic conspiracy theories from Alex Jones-caliber websites in the mentions of a former secretary of state:

The underlying premise of My Free Speech/IDW SubStack is that free speech and freedom of association are a strict zero-sum game. Free speech does not simply entail the right to say things, but a right to an adoring audience, the platform of your choice, and in some cases actual money. Advertisers have an obligation to continue to pay you even if they don’t think that your stated model of allowing more trolls and Nazis and harassers on your website is in their interest. Freedom of speech, in this vision, is a one-way ratchet, and the idea that other people have their own ideas and interests and might not wish to be associated with you is something their worldview cannot grasp.

So we’re headed here:

At least the people who quit their jobs for SubStack sinecures to say this stuff are making money. Setting an immense pile of money on fire because you’re high on your own supply is a whole different thing.

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