(Patriot.Buzz) – In the face of a mounting campaign championing the radical liberal agenda under the disguise of free speech, Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, unexpectedly suspended several notable leftwing journalists and commentators, sparking controversy.
Among those who found their accounts suddenly inaccessible were Ken Klippenstein of The Intercept, Alan MacLeod from MintPress News, podcast host Rob Rousseau, and Texas Observer reporter Steven Monacelli.
Recognized for their critical views of Musk and their coverage of Israel’s actions in Gaza, these individuals received no prior warning of their suspensions. Zei_squirrel, an account known for its critical stance on U.S. and EU foreign policies, particularly regarding Israel, was also suspended.
The suspension drew attention from Glenn Greenwald, a former Intercept journalist and an advocate for Musk’s approach to free speech. Greenwald expressed his surprise on X, noting, “The account @Zei_squirrel was highly popular and polarizing. Its focus was on harshly criticizing US/EU foreign policy. That account survived the prior Twitter regime. Their recent focus has been on criticizing Israel and [billionaire activist Bill] Ackman. Just got banned with no explanation.”
The abrupt account suspensions led to widespread concern among users. Nathan J. Robinson, a leftist commentator, voiced his alarm on the platform: “This is Orwellian and alarming. ‘Free speech’ does not mean ‘free speech for those I agree with.’ It means allowing dissident viewpoints to flourish. It’s deeply troubling to see this kind of censorship become so common on here.”
The reasons behind these suspensions remain unclear, with X providing no official explanation. However, some of the affected journalists speculated that their recent coverage and criticism of Ackman’s plagiarism allegations might have contributed to their removal from the platform.
X’s actions have raised significant questions about the balance between platform moderation and the commitment to free speech, especially under the ownership of Elon Musk, who has previously advocated for fewer restrictions on speech on the platform.