Elon Musk has blocked Public Citizen on Twitter.
That means we can’t see — or directly reply to — what the world’s richest person is doing on a communications platform he likes so much he’s paying $44 billion to take it over.
But here’s what Musk said just two days ago:
“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.”
Were we not critical enough, Elon?
Look, whatever anyone might think of Musk — he’s a once-in-a-generation innovator who selflessly wants to use his brains and wealth for the betterment of humankind OR he’s an egotistical gazillionaire who wants to take over the world like some James Bond villain — this isn’t about his personality.
It’s about plutocracy.
Public Citizen has been standing up to the rich and powerful for half a century, and we’re not about to back down.
Thank you for being part of this shared project called Public Citizen.
– Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen