Twitter Kicks Aave Founder Out for a Joke, Despite Elon Musk’s Advocacy for Free Speech

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Twitter Kicks Aave Founder out for a joke few days after Elon Musk purchase

Microblogging company Twitter has suspended Stani Kulechov, the founder of Aave and ETHLend, over a joke he made about being the interim CEO of the social media company.

Yesterday, the Aave founder posted on his official Twitter account: “BREAKING: Joining Twitter as Interim CEO.” However, it did not take long before he was banned from the platform by the Twitter team for making such a post.

Although the post can be considered misleading to the general public, many believe that the penalty was too severe since it was clearly a joke.

The Suspension Further Supports Musk’s Call for Free Speech 

The action taken by the Twitter technical team further supports Elon Musk’s push for free speech. The co-founder of an American electric car company, poised to acquire a 100% stake in Twitter’s shares, is a known advocate of freedom of speech.

The Tesla exec has clearly noted that the existing regulations of the platform leave little room for free speech.

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said on Monday.

The board approved the billionaire’s $43 billion offer to buy the social media company earlier this week after intense pressure from stakeholders. 

Although the Twitter board has agreed to sell the company to the Tesla exec, the deal is expected to be completed this year following approval from regulators and shareholders.

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