Elon Musk Buys Twitter

Elon Musk

On April 25, Twitter announced its agreement to be sold to Elon Musk for $44 billion. On that occasion, Musk made the following statement, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. Twitter has tremendous potential–I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.” If this does result in greater freedom of speech and Twitter stops taking sides in political/social issues, it will be a victory over the leftist orientation of big social media. We suspect it will also be a very good financial investment for the inventor tycoon. In last week’s Friday Church News Notes we published our “Prayer against Big Tech Censorship.” The heart of the prayer is as follows: “I pray that God will confound the totalitarian spirit in Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube, etc. In today’s context, these are more like telephone companies and postal systems. Though privately owned, they are public carriers of information, and they should not be engaged in censorship. The Antichrist will be totalitarianism personified, but it is not yet his time, so we pray against the spirit of antichrist that is in proud men in high places who think they are in control of ‘right-speak.’”

(Friday Church News Notes, April 29, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)