Musk Ridicules AP For Quoting Anonymous ‘Online Safety Experts’

Twitter CEO Elon Musk aimed his mockery at the Associated Press for the organization claiming that “online safety experts” believe his democratization of the platform will have harmful consequences.

This, of course, is the same news outlet that flirted with starting World War III in recent days with its erroneous reporting of Russia striking Poland with a missile.

That fabrication, however, did not stop the AP from citing “online safety experts” saying there will be a surge in “harassment, hate speech, and misinformation.” Leveling the Twitter playing field, according to the professionals, will cause great harm in the virtual town square.

This highly questionable observation followed Musk’s poll asking users if a general amnesty should be granted to previously banned accounts.

Musk qualified the question by requiring that accounts “have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.”

Well over three million Twitter users responded, and more than 72% agreed with the Thanksgiving gift. After voting ended on Thursday, Musk announced: “The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week.”

He added the Latin: “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” which means “the voice of the people, the voice of God.”

After the critical AP piece, Musk asked “who are the ‘online experts’ you speak of?”

Whoever they are, the outlet said “groups” that monitor Twitter for offensive speech report that “it’s been on the rise.” They zeroed in on what they called “racist abuse” of World Cup participants that the platform “allegedly failed to act on.”

It even cited an European Union study showing that Twitter took longer to respond to review and remove “hateful content” than it did in 2021. The data, however, was collected in the spring. This forced the article to admit that this period came before Musk’s acquisition.

The left and their media allies are up in arms over changes Musk has instituted in a few short weeks — changes that opened the platform to more diverse voices. It is increasingly clear that liberals only value free speech if it is their own, and even the AP cannot hide that obvious bias.