Musk torpedoes Axios report on 'lives at risk' over reinstating Twitter accounts: 'Much ado about nothing'

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Elon Musk, Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson and prominent conservatives slammed an Axios article about "activists" warning that lives will be "at risk" if Musk reinstates banned Twitter accounts.

On Thursday, Axios published an article it shared on Twitter with headline, "Activists warn lives at risk over Elon Musk's amnesty plans for suspended Twitter accounts."

Musk declared he would reinstate banned accounts after a Wednesday poll revealed that's what Twitter users wanted. In response to Musk's declaration, the Axios piece reported, "Activists warn the situation would get much worse if people like former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke were welcomed back following permanent bans for hate speech."

The Axios report noted that hate speech has already been rising on the platform since Musk's purchase, claiming, "Online monitoring groups have reported a rise in racism, anti-Semitism and other hate speech on Twitter since free speech advocate Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company last month, though the billionaire said Thursday it has declined."

The piece also cited activists, including Center for Countering Digital Hate CEO Imran Ahmed, who stated, "Superspreaders of hate, abuse and harassment will be the only people to benefit from this latest decision by Twitter."

However, Twitter users dismissed the Axios piece as just another part of the media vendetta against Musk for refusing to prop up liberal narratives.

Conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong noted that the alarmist reporting summed up the media’s attitude towards Musk owning Twitter, tweeting, "The story of our times. The establishment media in a nutshell."... (Read more)