Jason Miller, CEO of GETTR — a “free speech” Twitter competitor, is speaking out about Elon Musk’s decision to back out of his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter.
Musk’s decision to drop the agreement “comes as no surprise to those of us who predicted the implosion for months” and further exposes “the incurable, rotting, politically discriminatory culture inside the Blue Bird,” Miller said.
Twitter has announced that it plans to pursue legal action against Musk “to enforce the merger agreement.”
“We are confident we will prevail in the Delaware Court of Chancery,” chairman Bret Taylor said in a tweet.
Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, asserted in an SEC filing on Friday that Twitter had not met its contractual obligations and was likely undercounting the number of “bot” accounts on its platform. He also claimed that the social media company’s firing of two top executives, certain employee layoffs, and hiring freezes had also breached the merger agreement.
According to Miller, who also served as a top aide to former President Donald Trump, it is time for Twitter users to “declare their independence from Big Tech and seek out free speech alternatives like GETTR, where all users are treated equally, where the Twitter practices of shadowbanning and manipulating algorithms are prohibited, and where your political voice will never be censored.”
Twitter’s culture is “broken and cannot be fixed,” the GETTR CEO added.
Miller went on to cite several recent major news stories surrounding Twitter, all of which showed the depth of corruption at the company.
“Let’s not forget the freakout by Twitter employees at Musk’s takeover that was so severe the company had to put safeguards in place to prevent engineers from sabotaging the platform,” he said. “Or the leaked videos of Twitter employees personally mocking Musk, and other employees joyously exclaiming, ‘we’re commie…’ Other Twitter employees personally attacked Musk as being an ideological extremist who would empower disinformation, despite the fact he’s consistently voted Democratic.”
“And Musk’s supposed sin? He promised he would restore additional free speech rights on the platform. These are not the actions of a company concerned with free speech,” Miller added.