UK Govt Vows to Jail Elon Musk if He Allows Free Speech on Twitter

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UK government vows to jail Elon Musk if he allows free speech on Twitter

The UK government on Tuesday threatened to block Twitter and jail its new owner Elon Musk if he allows free speech on his platform.

The threat came just hours after the EU threatened to ban Twitter entirely if Musk refuses to censor content on the platform and the US threatened to “reform” Section 230 to hold social media companies “accountable” for the “harms they cause.”


Britain’s Online Safety Bill would make it mandatory for social media services to tackle both illegal posts as well as material that is “legal but harmful,” a vague definition that has attracted criticism from some in the tech industry over concerns that it may stifle free speech.

“Twitter and all social media platforms must protect their users from harm on their sites,” a U.K. government spokesperson told CNBC.

“We are introducing new online safety laws to safeguard children, prevent abusive behaviour and protect free speech,” the spokesperson said. “All tech firms with users in the U.K. will need to comply with the new laws or face hefty fines and having their sites blocked.”

The stakes for platforms like Twitter would be even higher under the Online Safety Bill, which threatens jail time for company executives for serious violations, as well as penalties of up to 10% of annual global sales.

The legislation, which is yet to be approved by U.K. lawmakers, is expected to become law later this year.

Information Liberation reports: Musk said earlier in the day after the EU’s threats were issued that, “The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all.”

“By ‘free speech’, I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people,” Musk said.

It’s truly remarkable how these Western regimes will condemn China and Russia for cracking down on dissent while they actively wage total war against free speech and free expression in their own countries against their own subjects.


  1. As mouthpiece for the Pope because he wouldn’t want to ruin his image as gooy two shoe’s. HMV remembers? TV a.s and radios that were the instrument of His Masters Voice. They even had Pope tvs here They were very expensive.

    • Maybe because you’ve never realized 1 it was the British government that set up Lenin and EVERYTHING that came from that All of it.
      2 you haven’t u derstoid that it was the British government assuring Hitler, who wanted their permission, that they didn’t give a toss what he did in Europe, had nil interest a d promised not to interfere that set up ww2
      See? Understand why they don’t want free speech.? And those 2 are the tip of the iceberg.

      • And who, really I’m being serious here, who could EVER be so DUMB as to believe for 1 second that the English government had nil interest in European plotics? Who? Only someone on drugs or totally so dim-witted and stupid that they shouldn’t have been allowed out of the house. That’s who. A total TOOL.

      • I absolutely know the Soviet Union and CCP was started, guided and funded by forces in England and the USA.
        You don’t seem to realize that Hitler and Stalin were manipulated by the same puppet master. the goal was to kill as many strong brave Christians as possible. that is still the goal.

    • There wasn’t more It was Germans Russians polish that were slaughtered And 9 million Greeks Orthodox starved to death And then 6 million Jews The Americans were a drop in the bucket.

  2. There has never been free speech on a payed for platform AKE the internet try a CB or shortwave as those have allways been the place where some of the public try to voice themselfs and some who abuse that system also

  3. no one person can setup and platform a free speech zone as you have to pay the provider and so that system is not a free speech form.Even public TV&radio are not free speech forms

  4. Tweet speech is payed per view and platformed by a FN billionare not a free zone at all.The one% want total freedom from all forms of goverments and churches and they live by jungle law and do whatever they FN want to do like baby faced crazy haired trump

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