Big Tech Guru Schools Liberal CNBC Hosts on Free Speech, Defends Elon Musk [VIDEO]

by J Pelkey
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Vivek Ramaswamy, co-founder and executive chairman of Strive, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Thursday to discuss Twitter becoming a free speech platform.

The hosts on CNBC were not happy with Vivek after he completely demolished their argument for censorship and skillfully defended the importance of free speech.

Andrew Sorkin repeatedly interrupted Vivek and at one point he looked like he might actually start crying.

Transcript of the video below via The Gateway Pundit:

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Vivek: I think the way you treat the misinformation point is different from the way you treat the category of hate speech. I think you can’t have hate speech in the category because all opinions are allowed.

Andrew Ross Sorkin: There are a lot of people who deny the election results of this last election, some of whom, by the way, looked like they may win next week. Do you think that there should be people correcting the record?

Vivek: I think there should be people correcting the record through free speech and open debate, not through silencing them and not through censorship…

Sorkin: How concerned are you with either democracy or the very idea that there are large parts of the population who believe things that are just factually untrue today?

Vivek: I am deeply concerned about threats to democracy, but I think those threats to democracy, Andrew, are plural. And one of those threats to democracy is the centralized determination of truth. By the way, and here’s the invention we haven’t talked about, where the government itself is now coordinating with Twitter, with Facebook, etc. to direct critics of the government to be silenced. This is something that I think is also a threat to democracy, where you have a government using private companies to censor.


Watch the full episode below:

After the interview, Vivek posted a series of tweets to further emphasize the importance of free speech.

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