Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Twitter — Now Owned by Musk — Says Greitens Ad Advocating Killing “RINOs” Must Remain

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And so it begins.

Tesla’s Elon Musk officially bought Twitter today. His first act was to keep up the posts from wanna be Missouri senate candidate Eric Greitens advocating the hunting and killing of people– “Republics In Name Only” — or RINO.s

Twitter responded to complaints from members that even though the video violated policy they thought it was in the public interest to keep it accessible.

I have to disagree. This is an ad intended to incite violence. The public’s right to know about it is guaranteed by all of us writing about it. But Twitter doesn’t need to disseminate it. Neither does YouTube or Facebook. What will happen when there’s another mass public shooting, this time following Greiten’s order? Victims’ families can sue those companies.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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