Fascism, Free Speech, and Musk’s Twitter

David Golumbia
6 min readNov 7, 2022

Elon Musk’s claim to be a “free speech absolutist” makes sense only if you believe that there are two kinds of people

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Fascism talks a lot about free speech. Many who oppose fascism point out the irony that in all societies where fascism has taken hold, fascist leaders do not support free speech at all, but instead impose significant penalties on anyone who speaks out against them.