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Elon Musk: Twitter 'Biased Against Half of the Country'

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Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington on March 9, 2020. (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 14 June 2022 09:51 AM EDT

Elon Musk took another swipe at Twitter on Monday night, when he claimed the social media platform was "biased against half the country."

Musk, who is set to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, responded to a tweet that said "on a just platform, everyone would be treated equally. As it is, you can be banned for merely criticizing (not even threatening) woke progressives, but they can send conservatives death threats without any repercussions."

"A platform cannot be considered inclusive or fair if it is biased against half the country," Musk tweeted Monday night.

Both tweets were on a string started by a Libs of TikTok comment stating that, "I have now received about a dozen death threats after radical leftists accused me of being a domestic terrorist extremist. Twitter has not removed any of the accounts of those who sent the threats."

Libs of TikTok, which Media Matters described as a "wire service for the broader right-wing media ecosystem," is operated by former real estate salesperson Chaya Raichik.

Raichik also alleged that Twitter staff were "debating whether to ban" her account, claiming that she has screenshots of internal conversations.

Musk has tweeted against the alleged "left wing bias" of Twitter before, which the company has denied.

The Tesla CEO also has said he would allow former President Donald Trump to return to the social media site. Twitter banned Trump's account in January 2021 for "incitement of violence" after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Musk last month said he would vote for Republican candidates in the upcoming 2022 midterm election — a break from his usual Democrat-leanings.

It was reported Monday that Musk would speak to Twitter, Inc. employees this week for the first time at a company-wide meeting since launching his $44 billion bid in April, said a source, citing an email from Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal to staff.

Twitter plans to hold a shareholder vote by early August on its sale to Musk as it continued to work "constructively" to complete the deal with the world's richest person.

Musk's lawyers warned Twitter earlier this month that he might walk away from the deal if the company fails to provide the data he seeks on spam and fake accounts.

Twitter has said it is continuing to share information with Musk.

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