(RoyalPatriot.com )- Last week, independent journalist Alex Berenson returned to Twitter after he sued the social media company over his permanent ban.
Berenson was banned from Twitter for allegedly violating its COVID misinformation policy. He sued Twitter in April and as part of the settlement, was reinstated on July 6.
In a Substack column, Berenson wrote of his return but said he is currently unable to discuss the details of the case but hoped to do so “in the near future.”
Berenson said the settlement with Twitter won’t end his investigation into whether the government played a role in pressuring Twitter to suspend his account.
This allegation caught the attention of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk replied to a tweet from Berenson asking if he could say more about the possible pressure placed on Twitter by the government. Berenson told Musk he wished he could say more, but his settlement “prevents me from doing so.”
In his lawsuit against Twitter, Berenson alleged that the platform “acted on behalf of the federal government” when it barred him from Twitter. Berenson claimed in his suit that there was an “extraordinarily close nexus” between government officials calling for censorship and Twitter censoring his account.
The same day Berenson returned to Twitter, independent journalist Glenn Greenwald alleged that officials in the Biden administration “pressure or coerce private actors to censor” free speech.
Musk replied to Greenwald’s tweet with “Troubling…”
If anyone thought that Musk planned to do anything about this collusion between Twitter and the Biden administration based on these responses, they might want to think again.
Two days later, Elon Musk notified Twitter that he is pulling out of the deal to acquire the social media platform.
In a letter to Twitter’s lawyer on Friday, Musk’s lawyer said Tesla CEO was ending the deal claiming Twitter was “in material breach of multiple provisions” of the purchase agreement.
Meanwhile, Twitter’s board of directors has vowed to take Musk to court to force him to follow through on the purchase deal.