#212 - Musk goes after the "free speech party" | Curio

#212 - Musk goes after the "free speech party"

26 mins | May 18, 2022

Today's episode from 18th May 2022. Does Twitter have a bias issue? Elon Musk thinks it does, specifically a "left wing" one. With many questioning what a Musk version of Twitter will do for free-speech on the platform, we explore the company's philosophy on all things censorship. Then later, they are sometimes left untouched for centuries and today can be micro-national parks for creatures. We visit the UK's church yards giving many species a chance to thrive. After Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, two dominant and polarised camps formed, with one supporting the decision, while the other - including self-proclaimed free-speech absolutist Elon Musk - derided Vijaya Gadde as an icon of "Twitter's left-wing bias". Following Musk's 2022 bid to take over the company, The Washington Post's Elizabeth Dwoskin, Cat Zakrzewski, Will Oremus, and Joseph Menn discuss his declaration to undo Trump's permanent ban and question whether Gadde is the "chief censor" that critics imagine. Quiet, peaceful and often ancient, the land beyond the church gate is often some of the most biodiverse in the UK, providing a home for many species that otherwise could no longer exist in the countryside, including the now rare bee orchid. For The Guardian, Alexander Turner discovers the Living Churchyards project, which promotes the intrinsic value of biodiversity and helps local clerics to use the church land to benefit nature. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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