Were we bullshitted by Elon Musk as to Twitter? Musk promised a new era of free speech and independence from political bias. But Twitter’s self-reported data shows that, under Musk,

by Paul Alexander

the company has complied with hundreds more government orders for censorship or surveillance

  • ‘Since Musk took ownership, the company has received 971 government demands, and fully complied with 808 of them.

  • Before Musk, Twitter's full compliance rate hovered around 50%; since the takeover, it is over 80%.

It’s been exactly six months since Elon Musk took over Twitter, promising a new era of free speech and independence from political bias. But Twitter’s self-reported data shows that, under Musk, the company has complied with hundreds more government orders for censorship or surveillance — especially in countries such as Turkey and India.’