X owner Elon Musk did not mince words when asked what he would do if pressured by the federal government to censor an important story or information. The tech mogul stated that he would never bow down to censorship demands and is prepared to go to prison if necessary.
Musk was speaking in an X space with conservative journalist Jack Posobiec, who cited the infamous censorship of the bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story just before the 2020 election.
The laptop — which contained thousands of emails detailing Hunter Biden’s business dealings and drug-fueled escapades — was released just weeks before the 2020 election. It was promptly censored by major social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, to the point where users could not even share links through direct messages. Both Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have confirmed that they were pressured by the FBI to censor the story, which had an enormous impact on the 2020 election.
“If they started reaching out again, would that be something that you or the team, and no, I can understand if you don’t want to answer now, but you would consider making public?” Posobiec asked.
Musk set the