QAnon Users Believe Elon Musk Will Let Them Back Onto Twitter Now He’s In Charge
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QAnon conspiracy theorists are rejoicing over Twitter accepting Elon Musk's mammoth $44 billion takeover bid.
The tech billionaire has vowed to make the 'digital town square' a place for free speech.
It seems like this declaration has led to people attached to the right-wing theorist group QAnon thinking they will be let back online to spout their ideas.
Tens of thousands of users associated with the conspiracy collective were booted from Twitter following the Capitol riots on in January 2021.
QAnon were pushing a conspiracy that ex-President Donald Trump was waging a war against Satan-worshipping paedophiles in politics, media, and business.
American conspiracy theorist Jacob Creech celebrated Musk's Twitter takeover by posting on Telegram what the change could mean for QAnon supporters.
"Today is a massive cause for celebration," Creech wrote, according to Vice.
"Elon has openly declared many times this move is to implement constitutionally recognised freedom of speech to the platform.
🚀💫♥️ Yesss!!! ♥️💫🚀 pic.twitter.com/0T9HzUHuh6— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
"Moving forward, when massive stories like the Hunter Biden Laptop and US Biolabs arise, Twitter will allow the information to flow freely, instead of labelling these inconvenient truths as ‘Russian disinformation’ and censoring it from personal text messages.
"And now normies on Twitter will no longer be sheltered from the truth by their globalist overlords."
Creech's jubilation comes after the tech billionaire revealed he had entered into a 'definitive agreement' to buy Twitter for $44 billion ($AUD 59.1bn, £33.3bn).
In the statement announcing the agreement, Musk said: "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.
"I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.
"Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it."
Many have expressed concern over what having Musk at the helm will mean for the social media platform.
Interesting question. Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square? https://t.co/jTiEnabP6T— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 25, 2022
Privacy groups fear Musk could use private information to leverage deals, benefits, and further his business interests.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos echoed these concerns, highlighting Musk's significant business interests with the Asian superpower; a nation notorious for monitoring both the public and private discourse of its own people.
Musk hasn't outlined what accounts, if any, he will reinstate once he properly takes control of the company.
So those QAnonners should probably wait until they've been welcomed back before celebrating.
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Topics: Elon Musk, Twitter, Conspiracy Theory