May 18, 2022 - Technology
Elon Musk says he will vote for Republicans now
Elon Musk said that he will vote for Republicans and can "no longer support" Democrats, the Tesla founder said on Wednesday.
The big picture: Musk said that he previously voted Democrat "because they were (mostly) the kindness party."
- "They have become the party of division & hate," Musk continued.
Flashback: Three weeks ago, Musk said that Twitter "must be politically neutral" to deserve the public trust.
- "Which effectively means upsetting the far right and the far left equally," Musk said.
Between the lines: Musk announced last month that he is in the process of buying Twitter. His bid launched a debate over the most American of ideas — free speech — and private companies' rights and obligations to sort the boundaries between disinformation and censorship.
- Several Republicans previously hailed Musk as a hero and Twitter as the problem.