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Social Media giant Twitter announced it will no longer enforce its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

“Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy.” Twitter’s website reads.

As Axios reports, Twitter had been enforcing its Covid policy since the beginning of the pandemic. But now, it appears this is no longer the case.

“In 2020, Twitter took steps to crack down on coronavirus misinformation. That effort included deleting tweets that spread unproven treatments for COVID and cast doubt on the effectiveness of quarantines.” Axios reports.

“Twitter announced last year that it would label tweets with potentially misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines, and introduce a strike system that can lead to permanent account suspension. Between January 2020 and September 2022, Twitter said suspended more than 11,000 accounts for violating its COVID misinformation policy and removed more than 100,000 pieces of content that did so.”

This is a welcome addition and more evidence that Musk is serious about his support for our freedom of speech. He has called himself a free speech “absolutist” after all.

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“Starlink has been told by some governments (not Ukraine) to block Russian news sources. We will not do so unless at gunpoint. Sorry to be a free speech absolutist.” Musk wrote in March.

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He has also claimed free speech is necessary for a functioning and healthy democracy — something all America First patriots know and believe to be true. There is no such thing as a functioning Democracy that does not value the rights of her constituents to voice their mind with no fear of censorship.

“Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?” Musk wrote, shortly before announcing his bid to buy Twitter.

This has been a long time coming. Americans value their free speech. Ignoring the implications of Covid “misinformation”, we the people deserve to be able to have public and open debates about these subjects. Twitter functions as a town square, and as with any good town square, free speech should be the dominant principle.