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(LifeSiteNews) – Billionaire tech guru Elon Musk has postponed his multi-billion dollar deal to buy Twitter, apparently owing to the estimated number of spam accounts held on the platform.

Today the Tesla CEO announced to his 92 million Twitter followers that the $44 billion deal is “temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users.”

Twitter stock tumbled following Musk’s announcement, with shares in the company dropping by almost 25 percent in pre-market trading. Tesla shares, however, experienced a 7 percent leap in value.

Musk linked to a Reuters article reporting that false Twitter profiles accounted for fewer than 5 percent of the social media giant’s “monetizable daily active users” from January to March.

Twitter noted, however, that the “actual number of false or spam accounts could be higher than we have estimated. We are continually seeking to improve our ability to estimate the total number of spam accounts.”

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Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, asking him to reinstate LifeSiteNews' truth-telling Twitter accounts which have been suspended since early 2021.

After contentious negotiations, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has purchased Twitter, thereby transforming the tech giant into a private company.

A self-styled "free speech absolutist," Mr. Musk's entrepreneurial spirit may define his approach to governing Twitter, where, in the marketplace of ideas, the best ideas - not those aided by censorship - will naturally prevail among the competition.

Of course, there are limits to free speech. But, for too long, Big Tech giants (including, Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook) have subjected their conservative and Christian users to all forms of censorship, desperately trying to silence our voices.

So if, as it seems, Mr. Musk will level the playing field for conservatives and Christians and allow a true exchange of ideas to occur on his platform, then we look forward to our chance to re-engage on Twitter.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, asking him to reactivate LifeSiteNews' truth-telling Twitter accounts which have been suspended since early 2021. They are:

These accounts have been blocked by the outgoing Twitter regime for more than a year for calling a ‘transgender woman’ (Assistant Secretary of Health, 'Rachel' Levine), a man, and for tweeting an article about the same person.

The article we tweeted makes mention of the troubling paradox of having a person who denies the basic science of the human anatomy be in an authoritative position in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), but does not cast aspersions or any other such “hate speech” against Levine, according to Twitter’s "rules."

It is our fervant hope that Mr. Musk intends to allow - rather than censor - our descriptions of reality as we know them to be true in regards to human sexuality, as well as in other areas of life.

Mr. Musk evidently understands how significant freedom of speech is to the functioning of a free society as he was quoted as saying that this deal is important for "the future of civlization."

LifeSiteNews believes that being able to spread the truth in charity is absolutely vital for the future of society, as the "truth shall make you free." (Jn 8:32)

And so, in order for us to charitably spread the truth far and wide, we now seek to re-engage on Twitter's public square.

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition to Elon Musk, urging him to now reinstate LifeSiteNews' suspended Twitter accounts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Free speech advocate Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-elon-musk-buys-twitter

'Twitter suspends two LifeSite accounts for calling ‘transgender woman’ a man' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/twitter-suspends-two-lifesite-accounts-for-calling-transgender-woman-a-man/

 'Do Catholics need a ‘free speech champion’ like Elon Musk?' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/do-catholics-need-a-free-speech-champion-like-elon-musk/

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Part of Musk’s buyout plan has been to remove “the spam bots” on the platform, leading technology newspaper TechCrunch to suggest that Musk would be overpaying for the platform if spam accounts make up significantly more than 5 percent, given the extent that the user base would shrink by if Musk implements measures to “authenticate” real human users.

Musk, a free speech proponent who was expected to become the temporary CEO of Twitter after his buyout of the mega-corporation, has also stated his intention to reinstate banned accounts, such as that of former President Donald Trump.

Musk is the world’s wealthiest person according to Forbes, having a fortune estimated at almost $279 billion.

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