Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

Elon Musk has an actual free speech issue on his hands

Elon Musk, with a background of Twitter badges
Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images

It’s been five months since Elon Musk agreed to buy Twitter, so it’s easy to forget that, in those first heady days, this was all supposed to be about free speech. We’re long past that now. But Musk showed at least a glimmer of interest in it again this week, albeit in a completely different piece of his empire: the Starlink internet satellites.

Since its October trial is fast approaching, let’s talk about the Twitter case first. After failing to delay the trial but successfully adding a slew of new claims to it, Musk is preparing (or not, who knows!) to answer Twitter’s questions in a deposition scheduled for September 26th and 27th. The Chancery Daily Twitter account has helpfully listed some more pending interviews, mostly of…

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