Elon Musk actually buying Twitter seemed wildly implausible, but we live in a world in which human rights groups protest the lack of censorship, so we certainly live in an implausible world that is anything but the best of all possible worlds.
The Left, its activist groups and media outlets (but I repeat myself) keep warning about the perilous threat posed by free speech.
“Freedom of expression is not an absolute right, which is why Twitter needs to invest in efforts to keep its most vulnerable users safe on the platform,” Deborah Brown, a digital rights researcher and advocate at Human Rights Watch, told Reuters in an email.
The Bill of Rights would beg to differ.
But according to HRW, freedom of expression is not an absolute right, but victimhood is. And so that has to take priority.
“The last thing we need is a Twitter that willfully turns a blind eye to violent and abusive speech against users, particularly those most disproportionately impacted, including women, non-binary persons, and others,” Michael Kleinman, director of technology and human rights at Amnesty International USA, said on Monday.
I doubt any major platform is going to turn a blind eye to actual calls for violence. The problem is when lefty groups define political speech they don’t like as violence.
Clearly the only way to restore human rights is to deprive people of human rights. We must destroy the village to save the non-binary village.