Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has been a divisive event. Commenting on the response on Twitter and elsewhere, Musk tweeted:
The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all
By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law.
I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law.
If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect.
Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people.
Ralf Michaels quote-tweeted perceptively: ‘But which law?’
Twitter and the conflict of laws
By their very nature, digital platforms like Twitter present a variety of conflict of laws issues.