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Joe Rogan praises Elon Musk for wanting to bring a 'reasonable exchange of ideas' back to Twitter

Sam Tabahriti   

Joe Rogan praises Elon Musk for wanting to bring a 'reasonable exchange of ideas' back to Twitter
  • Joe Rogan praised Elon Musk's Twitter takeover in his latest podcast with comedian Bridget Phetasy.
  • He said Musk wants to bring back a "reasonable exchange of ideas" and thinks "this is important."

Joe Rogan praised Elon Musk for wanting to bring a "reasonable exchange of ideas" back to Twitter as the billionaire became the social media network's new owner on Thursday.

In his latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, he speaks with writer and comedian Bridget Phetasy about Musk's $44 billion deal.

"Elon took over Twitter today, like we live in a simulation," Phetasy said. "That crazy bastard did it," she added, calling his stunt of walking into Twitter's San Francisco headquarters with a sink a "dad joke."

Rogan said it was important that Musk wanted to restore a "reasonable exchange of ideas" on Twitter, and notable coming from someone who is "that wealthy" and had been "left-leaning most of his life."

"I think we have a real problem with discourse on Twitter," he said. "What some would like to do is silence those that have opposing viewpoints, and then you get all this positive feedback from all the people that agree with you."

The podcast presenter said there were "so many people" who ought to be allowed back on Twitter, such as Megan Murphy, who was banned for life for misgendering and deadnaming trans women.

Musk has called himself a "free speech absolutist" and said he would reverse life bans. However, he tweeted the day after the acquisition that he was creating a "content moderation council" for Twitter.

Twitter advertisers have also weighed in over concerns that Donald Trump's account might be reinstated. Tesla competitor General Motors reportedly paused its advertising.

Some politicians have also welcomed Musk's ownership. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News: "I think Elon Musk buying Twitter is one of the most significant developments for free speech in modern times."

However, Lebron James said he didn't care "who owns Twitter" but hoped Musk would take hate speech seriously after reports that the use of the N-word had surged.

Musk also said he would be "digging" into shadowbans in response to a tweet by right-wing commentator Catturd, who claimed to have suffered that fate. The anonymous account is a vocal supporter of Trump's election fraud claims.


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