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Liberals with verified Twitter accounts have flooded the social media platform to take issue with the idea of ​​billionaire purchases of social media companies, prompting their conservative critics to point out that many Democrats have remained silent on similar purchases of billionaires in the past.

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“Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is bad,” said former Democratic congressional candidate Nina Turner. tweeted this week. “Billionaires who own the media are bad. Billionaires buying politicians is bad. We wonder why the statement “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” remains true?

“When multibillionaires take control of our most important platforms for communication, this is not a victory for free speech. This is a victory for the oligarchy.” – Former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich published on Thursday.

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Conservatives on social media reacted to the tweets by pointing out that Democrats backed the Washington Post, owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, and are less critical of the wealth of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

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“Translation: The left liked the old billionaire more than the new billionaire because the former billionaire silenced everyone who disagreed with the left,” the Republican said. Senator Ted Cruz Reich wrote back.

“Stop attacking Bezos, Zuckerberg and Dorsey, you know your guys,” CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp tweeted.

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On Thursday, Musk completed a $44 billion acquisition of Twitter and released a letter to advertisers outlining his vision for the company.

“The reason I purchased Twitter is because it is important for the future of civilization to have a shared digital city square where a wide range of beliefs can be discussed in a healthy, non-violent manner.” Musk tweeted. “There is now a great danger that social networks will split into far-right and far-left echo chambers that breed even more hatred and divide our society.”

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Musk added that the social media platform “cannot become everyone’s hell” and that he will focus on abiding by the “laws of the land” as well as creating an environment that is “warm and welcoming to everyone.”