Dick Durbin’s definition of ‘free speech’ sparks rabid Twitter dogpile

Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., took to Twitter Tuesday evening to complain about its new owner, billionaire Elon Musk, and ended up triggering an avalanche of backlash.

“In the days since Musk took Twitter private, the platform has seen an uptick in hate speech, and Musk himself used the platform and his influence to spread a baseless conspiracy theory about a violent attack on an elected official’s family member,” he whined. “Free speech does not include spreading misinformation to downplay political violence.”

No really, he actually said that. Look:

Twitter users didn’t take long to correct Durbin’s take on free speech, which they say proves he doesn’t know the first thing about freedom:

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