HACKTIVIST group Anonymous has slammed the phrase “liberal bias” after Elon Musk claims Twitter “has a strong left wing bias”.
Anonymous tweeted its opinion on the platform Musk just bought for $44billion.
The hacking group’s post reads: “”Liberal Bias” Also known as informed opinion”.
Musk previously wrote on Twitter: “Twitter obv has a strong left wing bias.”
He reportedly made the comments as he replied to a liberal reporter who called for violence against anti-abortion groups.
The billionaire later said: “Like I said, my preference is to hew close to the laws of countries in which Twitter operates.
“If the citizens want something banned, then pass a law to do so, otherwise it should be allowed.”
Caroline Reilly, a reporter for Rewire News Group who made the tweets Musk was referring to, has since deleted her comments.
The deleted tweets were made in response to a New York Times article about the attempted bombing of a pro-life group office in Wisconsin.
Reilly reportedly wrote: “More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground.”
Musk was then tagged in a thread about the comments and asked “why a verified account is allowed to incite terrorism without any care in the world about being banned.”
Musk made his comments on May 9 but Anonymous didn’t tweet its post until May 11.
The hackers haven’t explicitly said that they’re directing their post at Musk.
The billionaire has spoken out about his belief in freedom of speech and allowing all views to be expressed on Twitter.
Right now, Twitter bans accounts that it deems to be tweeting dangerous or harmful content.
Former President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter in January 2021.
Musk has said he would reverse this ban once his deal to buy Twitter is complete.
Who are Anonymous?
Anonymous is a group of “hacktivists” that cyber attack people and companies they disagree with.
The group recently promised an all-out “cyberwar” on Vladimir Putin’s media.
The cyber vigilantes have attacked other groups in the past including the KKK and the Minneapolis police department in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Anonymous started in 2003 as a collective of web jokers hitting sites for fun – but their activities have taken a more sinister turn.
It is now known as an anti-establishment group whose targets have ranged from big business and government departments around the world to child sex abuse sites.
Anonymous swamps sites, tricks targets into revealing details with “phishing” emails and uses computers to crack passwords.
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