Editorial: Musk is a bigot and a blunderer: Antisemitism and curbing speech in just a few days

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New York Daily News

There isn’t much Elon Musk hasn’t made a hash of at the social network once called Twitter. But over the last week, the man who has described himself as“a free-speech absolutist” has gone from promoting a vile antisemitic conspiracy theory to far too aggressively trying to control political debate on X. And as Musk has trashed his own credibility as the head of what should be one of the internet’s most vibrant public squares, the antisemitism watchdogs at the Anti-Defamation League have stepped in it as well. What a mess. Last Wednesday, a tweet complained about antisemitic rhetoric: “To the c…

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