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Is Elon Musk Good for Free Speech?
- Reporters looking for insight on Elon Musk’s declaration that he is an absolutist on free speech and his desire to buy Twitter and make it a haven for free speech, please see comments from Kyla Garrett Wagner, an assistant professor of communications law at Syracuse University.
Wagner is a free speech researcher and teaches at the Newhouse School at SU on topics about freedom of speech and the relationship between communication and human behavior.
“I caution anyone who thinks that Elon Musk buying Twitter will be good for free speech online. This still keeps the forum in private hands, so still, there’s no free speech guarantees. And all it takes is Elon changing his mind (as he does) and it won’t be an ‘absolutist’ free speech space – and to that point, what definition of ‘absolutism’ is Elon relying on? Something tells me it’s all going to be about what Elon wants, not what’s best for all,” said Wagner
To schedule an interview with Wagner on issues related to free speech, please contact Ellen James Mbuqe, executive director of media relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-496-0551.