Elon Musk Takes On 'West Coast High Tech' For Becoming De Facto Arbiter Of Free Speech

Elon Musk Takes On 'West Coast High Tech' For Becoming De Facto Arbiter Of Free SpeechCEO of Tesla and Space X Elon Musk. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

World's richest person and the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk took on the Big Tech firms over their unprecedented censorship acts by terming that a lot of people will be unhappy with "West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech".

"A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech", Musk tweeted while responding to a satirical article by Babylonbee.

In another tweet Musk replied, "This is an important distinction" when an user said that Big Tech needs to make a distinction between banning hate speech and banning speech it hates.

Musk has in the past taken on Big Tech firms like Facebook over the latter's AI plans. He recently also encouraged the adoption of messaging app Signal, following Facebook owned WhatsApp's changes in its privacy settings.

These comments by Musk come at a time when Big Tech has been carrying out unprecedented censorship of conservative voices. This has included indefinitely banning Trump from Twitter, Facebook and forcing Parler to go offline.