Elon Musk made one move to defend a competitor’s right to free speech that has Democrats in a panic

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Federal agencies have been colluding with Big Tech to shut down free speech for years.

But a growing number of Americans are finally starting to push back sending the ruling class elites scrambling for alternatives they can use to get around the resistance.

And Elon Musk made one move to defend a competitor’s right to free speech that has Democrats in a panic.

Donald Trump says TikTok ban is being led by “Crooked Joe Biden”

TikTok has taken the country by storm over the past few years. 

The short-form video app is popular among young people, but some people say it’s a threat to national security. 

Both Republicans and Democrats have been talking about and outright attempting to ban TikTok since 2020.

But despite the fact that he basically started the entire ordeal by threatening to ban TikTok throughout his final year in office, former President Donald Trump is now claiming that if the app is banned, only “crooked Joe Biden is responsible.” 

“He is the one pushing it to close, and doing it to help his friends over at Facebook become richer and more dominant,” Trump claimed.

Trump said that the ruling class elites’ efforts to ban the app – which again, he started – may be illegal, and another example of “ELECTION INTERFERENCE.”

“Young people, and lots of others, must remember this on November 5,” Trump said.

House of Representatives ties TikTok to foreign aid spending

On April 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the bill when they attached it to the foreign aid package for Ukraine and Israel. 

The inclusion in the foreign aid bill will make its passage likely upon consideration in the Senate. 

The bill would force TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, to either sell off their majority stake, or see the app removed from U.S. app stores.

TikTok responded to the news saying that it was “unfortunate” that Congress is sneaking a bill to curtail speech into a foreign spending bill.

The company slammed them for “using the cover of important foreign and humanitarian assistance to once again jam through a ban bill that would trample the free speech rights of 170 million Americans.”

TikTok went on to warn that the move would have a “devastating” impact on the 7 million businesses that rely on it for promotion. 

Now, X owner Elon Musk is coming to TikTok’s defense.

“A battle for the future of civilization. . .”

Despite the fact that TikTok is one of X’ biggest competitors, Musk voiced support for TikTok ahead of the House vote, condemning the action for infringing on the Constitution. 

“In my opinion, TikTok should not be banned in the USA, even though such a ban may benefit the 𝕏 platform,” he said. 

Musk warned that passage of the bill “would be contrary to freedom of speech and expression” and that “it is not what America stands for.” 

The billionaire Tesla and SpaceX founder acquired the social media platform formerly known as Twitter in late 2022 for the sole purpose of protecting freedom of speech. 

“This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead,” he said. 

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.