Joe Rogan Defends Elon Musk, Says Buying Twitter 'May Have Very Well Saved Humanity'

By Madz Dizon

Apr 09, 2024 11:18 PM EDT

Joe Rogan Defends Elon Musk, Says Buying Twitter 'May Have Very Well Saved Humanity'
Joe Rogan attends the UFC 277 ceremonial weigh-in at American Airlines Center on July 29, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
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Podcast host Joe Rogan recently discussed the significant impact of Elon Musk, the owner of X, challenging the monopoly of leftist censorship on major social media platforms.  

During the April 6 edition of The Joe Rogan Experience, fellow podcaster Andrew Schultz expressed his optimism that Elon Musk's acquisition of X and commitment to promoting free speech would foster a society where ideas can flow unrestrictedly.  

Joe Rogan: Elon Musk May Have 'Saved Humanity'

Joe Rogan went on to express his belief that Musk's acquisition of Twitter and his efforts to reverse the previous censorship practices could potentially have a significant impact on humanity.

"He may very well have saved humanity in some way because by providing this one platform where people can actually speak their minds - up to a point. There are still some rules," he said.

There are others who share similar sentiments as Rogan, who faced backlash on Spotify due to his views on vaccines. In a surprising turn of events, Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter in 2022 has garnered praise from free speech advocates.

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Joe Rogan, Andrew Schultz Praise Elon Musk

Joe Rogan and Andrew Schultz praised Musk for his outspokenness, even in the face of criticism. Schulz noted that this was a change from when Musk was previously admired by the left.

Schulz noted, "You need to have a place where it can exist, for there to be speech to even be consumed."

"Right, and there was no place before he took over Twitter," Rogan agreed.

Musk's candid critique of left-leaning perspectives and social issues such as diversity, equity, and inclusion garnered acclaim during the episode. 

Meanwhile, humorous website Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee, discussed the challenges his satire website faced on social media and the negative impact of censorship on online freedom of speech during his recent talk on April 5. 

Dillon shared his company's encounter when The Bee faced a Twitter lockouts due to a humorous comment about Assistant Secretary for Health "Rachel" Levine, who identifies as transgender, being named the site's "Man of the Year."  

He stated that chief editor Kyle Mann predicted that the site would face censorship for this.

"They are well aware that if they can instill fear in you about being deplatformed, you will inadvertently assist them by self-censoring," Dillon stated.

"For every case of hard censorship where they take down user content, there are thousand cases of soft censorship where users bite their own tongue knowing they won't be allowed to speak freely. But we don't do that here. We refuse to censor ourselves," he added, according to Newsbusters.

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