With Twitter Purchase, Does Elon Musk Care About Free Speech More Than Money?

Billionaire Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter is igniting debates about his professed plans to improve the platform. MSNBC anchor Ari Melber, who practiced First Amendment law, reports on Musk's pitch for reforming Twitter, his record on business and free speech issues, and why the debates about the platform are complex, heated and often so political.  
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Mike S
Mike S:
I trust Elon more than the previous heads of Twitter who hate people with views they disagree with. So I'll gamble on Musk being the savor on this one.
Imagine being a human adult and being skeptical about free speech
Landon Mathews
Landon Mathews:
The fact that this guy could do this rant with a straight face is actually impressive. Self-Awareness Level: 100%
Elon Musk has done what many considered impossible multiple times. He would have failed those projects if his primary objective was to make money. He has very little respect for politicians, lawyers, wall street traders, and appreciates scientists and engineers. To me, he seemed like a level-headed guy. I would trust his judgment over current media or politicians for sure.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky
I love watching MSNBC go into meltdown mode. These people are sad and pathetic.
Karl Bingham
Karl Bingham:
This guys lack of self-awareness is absolutely comical 😂😂
MSM and White House said private companies can do what they want so they left it alone. How times have changed.
Musk should honestly fire 90% of the people working and Twitter and restaff.
N P:
Love it, when Ari Melber Crying lol
Which means Elon Musk is doing right for all Americans!
Antoni Wojciech
Antoni Wojciech:
Remember when , not so long ago, you said, that, it was a private company and they can do what they want ??
Unpopular Movie Reviews
Unpopular Movie Reviews:
"I don't understand how someone can have so little self-awareness" -Michael Scott
Translation: "I love free speech, but people I disagree with are also happy that they can be allowed to say things I don't like, and that's bad. Free speech should be for me and my group, not them."
Richards Family
Richards Family:
When you find ALL Twitter employees donated DEMOCRAT, you know you own the main HIVE.
God Bless & God Speed Elon! ❤️🙏
Michael Dutt
Michael Dutt:
This guy is hilarious 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Charlie Palmer
Charlie Palmer:
Enjoying the show? I am! Isn't this great! Who needs comedy when you have MSNBC! Thank you!
ANYONE who has a problem with Elon Musk buying Twitter must HATE Free Speech! And anyone who leaves Twitter because of this is like a person leaving a game because the new referee won't let you cheat!
I’m proud of Elon Musk for being the most successful African American who ever lived. We should all join hands in celebrating his remarkable success and contributions to humanity.
John Peters
John Peters:
The MSNBC comedy channel.
NotMy RealName
NotMy RealName:
I love how the left-wingers are having a meltdown over this. 🤣
usmc equality
usmc equality:
Free speech is when somebody you find very unfavorable is saying something completely unfavorable and you're defending the right for them to do it. That's the 1st step of working through people's problems without violence. That's the only way a free Republic as diverse as ours could ever survive. To allow every opinion to be heard Without retribution is what Elon Musk is trying to achieve. Even opinions and facts that may offend people. Because in reality there is only one truth if you feel like you have a different truth that's really just your opinion. facts are facts and your feelings don't matter.
jared Wright
jared Wright:
Only the blue side fears people hearing things they don't allow or agree with, thank you Elon!
LOL, look who's talking how about you guys start reporting some real news?
The meltdown they're having is doing more damage to there credibility than a new twitter ever will
I don't even use Twitter but good for whatever happens to it. If you don't like what it becomes then just don't use it.
Daniel Dos Santos
Daniel Dos Santos:
"Mr Musk could hack the political debate by having the website 'secretly ban one party's candidate' or 'turn down the reach of their stuff, and turn up the reach of something else, and the rest of us might not even find out about it until after the election" - the dumbest man on cable news 🤣🤣🤣
So much sudden concern for this new CEO controlling Twitter but no issues with former CEO's who align politically with MSNBC.
Teresa Ellis
Teresa Ellis:
Imagine...if he had done this before...half the country may have wanted to learn more about a certain laptop....but no..that was suppressed...
Cali Unknown
Cali Unknown:
At about the 2:12 mark... dude explains EXACTLY what has been done to our elections via ALL MEDIA!
Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas:
Elon Musk needs to buy Youtube. Free speech is not allowed here either.
De Palma
De Palma:
All of a sudden you’re worried about free speech? Come on🤣
Ari literally said what he fears of free speech. ( already happened ) joe has 600k subscribers on u- tube. So 81 million voted 4 joe. Other guy who lost has 13 million subscribers.
Twitter and FB are two cesspools deactivated 5 years ago and don’t miss them at all.
Once MSNPC is angry, then it is a great thing for americans.
Ash Rowland mufc
Ash Rowland mufc:
I love watching the melt down of the mainstream media lol 😆
🔞 Conteudo Adulto 🔞
🔞 Conteudo Adulto 🔞:
Enjoying the show? I am! Isn't this great! Who needs comedy when you have MSNBC! Thank you!
Derek Viveiros
Derek Viveiros:
open-source algorithm doesn't sound like a bad thing at all. Why are people hating on this guy?
We can finally speak the truth about race and crime statistics!
IceMan Cometh
IceMan Cometh:
“Someone whose life is devoted to profit…” (false characterization)
“…Telling you they’re now devoting everything to being an altruist”(also false)
buckyraw5801 J
buckyraw5801 J:
Mike Haynes
Mike Haynes:
I hope Musk appreciates all the free critique and advice he’s receiving from people in the media who’ve never built or created a single thing in their lives.
Remember last month when Twitter was its own business that had every right to enforce whatever guidelines it chose? Those were good times. I guess know the government needs to regulate it. To, you know, prevent authoritarianism or something.
Astro Gremlin
Astro Gremlin:
What are these rumors about a "laptop"? I didn't see anything on the news.
N&A Films
N&A Films:
What has this news pundit ever done for the world, just mouth off I suspect at others, in this world you have the do’s the don’t and the wont’s. This man is a won’t.
Derek Viveiros
Derek Viveiros:
this is why I dont watch the news. Watch the actual interviews and decide for yourself.
What have you done? Why can't Elon Musk be both trying to gain a profit but also be trying to improve things for the planet and society? It is SO easy and cheap to be tearing this man down. Like I said What have you done personally to fight global warming or improve the situation in the world?
Aaron B
Aaron B:
No ones talking about how he's financing the deal. LBO's are great especially when you are a person like Elon. The banks know hes good for it.
Dave Sonowski
Dave Sonowski:
As much as you care MSDNC after all its all about the ratings for you too 😉 right
Mihir Patel
Mihir Patel:
I came here to see liberal intolerance and I was not disappointed.
Only one person knows the answer to that question - only time will tell who loses and who gains.
Political Counterpoint
Political Counterpoint:
Sounds like you're all for free speech, as long as it's coming from people that you agree with.
The liberal media is melting!!! 😂🤣
James Remey
James Remey:
This little show will go the way of CNN rating falling faster then a rock , Elon
Go Baby Go Reach for the stars.
Ima Doll
Ima Doll:
“Elon is the singular solution I trust” - Jack Dorsey
Dont worry Ari, I am sure Elon will be as fair with Twitter and the left as Twitter was with Trump.
You were OK with banning Trump right?
Lori Anne Bailey
Lori Anne Bailey:
Everything musk does is invest in what he thinks is good for others
Luis Rosales
Luis Rosales:
MSNBC is absolutely frightened. I love it. lol
Paul Moody
Paul Moody:
Really? Using twitter to change an election results? Lmao. Sounds familiar. Have you guys looked in the mirror lately?
Kris Bishop
Kris Bishop:
The part I love the most…

Is him accusing Elon of doing what democrats have been doing for years 😂
Charlie Durnell
Charlie Durnell:
I love MSNBC like I love A punch to the face
Kham Kjana
Kham Kjana:
The lefties meltdown is so hilarious...Elon musk great work...
I don't trust a man saying our rights should be restricted for our own safety and privacy. I think we can handle what is basically the whole world's comment section.
Simon Fischer
Simon Fischer:
i hear you Ari - but i have not found any actual, factual point in your comment. if you (as we cannot yet measure Musk on that scale) take billionaire and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey - who does make more use of his position to influence narratives and public opinion: Dorsey - or you?
Justice Vanpool
Justice Vanpool:
god, people are so paranoid about this guy just because he believes in letting everyone talk.
Frankly, I believe we have issues with tribality that are more daunting, which is why the software should be designed so as not to instantly group and polarize discussion. I believe keeping it open to the public will aid this.
Timothy Carson
Timothy Carson:
Ari. You are lacking in self awareness.
Evan Soto
Evan Soto:
This guy is literally clueless
Musk cares about his version of Free Speech, I don't think he is being deceptive in his version of what that means, the question is if his version is actually a good idea or not, and only time can tell that. I have my doubts, but none of us can really say until he has the company in his possession and actually starts instituting his vision here, so we have no choice but to give him the benefit of the doubt, and to keep an open mind before drawing any hard conclusions.
Dee Bee
Dee Bee:
People who think men can get pregnant are worried that Elon Musk will allow misinformation on Twitter 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
Everything Elon touches gets better.
"I could end world hunger." meme should have finished with accuracy in.. The U.N. still hasnt told me how this money will PERMANENTLY end world hunger in detail.
Ry Black
Ry Black:
Thank YOU Elon Musk ❤ 🙏
Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams:
The hypocrisy of the left is the best part of my day.
Krystal Palace
Krystal Palace:
I hope he buys MSNBC next
Aaron Allen
Aaron Allen:
When did Elon Musk say his life was devoted to profit?
Midnight Rambler
Midnight Rambler:
The question is do you, care about freedom of speech. ??
Oceania 23
Oceania 23:
I can't believe I used to watch this channel and take it seriously. I just want to take this opportunity to apologize.
Hey Ari, what does the "MS" in MSNBC stand for ?
Why is MSNBC so upset about someone buying Twitter?
Gary Mickalson
Gary Mickalson:
Oh my God he looks like he’s about to cry.
I don't know, Ari, didn't Musk invite his own critics to stay on Twitter?
this guy is shaking in his boots😁
The amount of projection from MSNBC on this issue is absolutely insane.
This is the first time I've watched any of your shows... It amazes me that you get paid for this drivel. As soon as you start criticizing Bezos and other billionaires for their control over influential media you might get some credibility.
The Omega Man
The Omega Man:
😝 love the woke meltdown
Crazy Ham
Crazy Ham:
Whenever the people need a hero,
we shall supply him.
"Albert Pike 33 degree Mason"
The dogmatic woke cult is scared 😂
Ste Frequency
Ste Frequency:
ATTEMPTING to smear a genius, hmmm good one MSNBC very smart move lol
looovin' this meltdown
Wait....musk is not dedicated to profit. He is dedicated to the longevity of the human race. He just so happen to become the richest man in the world in the process.
I thought you where a reporter. It kinda sounds like you have an agenda
Kevin An
Kevin An:
“I alone can fix it” heard that somewhere
Chris Lane
Chris Lane:
msnbc discussing free speech is laughable
neatphar -
neatphar -:
He has to fix it because nobody else will
Freds Bevaren Peace And Love
Freds Bevaren Peace And Love:
Freedom for all regardless of color religion country in the whole world✌🏻😘 .. We live in a time where THEY talk so much about equality freedom and tolerance? .. That is not what we see unfortunately…

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Woody Allen
Woody Allen:
Musk buying Twitter is analogous to him spraying a can of Raid at Twitter and watching all the cockroaches scurrying away for the lives. Very cleansing and satisfying.
schyler carmine
schyler carmine:
I like how he states hlthe facts without over embellishing nor making anything biased here is the facts do what you will with them dont put all your eggs in one basket if you will
Oh look, they’re projecting. Again.
Sakib Chowdhury
Sakib Chowdhury:
Musk is a guy who shared his technology even when we had the patent for it saying that if someone does create something better than tesla its better for humanity....so yeah he is one of a kind....
Fx M
Fx M:
I think musk is innovative and much like the character iron man. However if he doesn't restore Net Neutrality and have the free speech with proper signing of what the opinion is in the free speech while having the actual facts there also. I will cease to admire him.
Milesizhigh5280 !!!!!!
Milesizhigh5280 !!!!!!:
Why are people so upset about free speech lol
Sounds like MSNBC is jealous of Elon.
johann wyss
johann wyss:
I hope you’re happy with your newscast I hope it makes you feel good. Maybe think about a guy that works his butt off every day to contribute to the environment to our survival And now to a little bit of civility within the politics of America. You personally should be ashamed for putting your political Ideology I had of what’s good for the country and the world shame on you. Nobody is perfect but he tries the best he can and shame on you for not talking about that.