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Hindu-American Tulsi Gabbard inks content deal with X to ‘defend free speech’

New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu member of the US Congress and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, announced she has inked a deal with Elon Musk to host a show on X to “defend free speech”.

The social media company is bringing three new shows, featuring Gabbard, former CNN anchor Don Lemon, and sports radio host and former ESPN star Jim Rome.

The former Hawaii Representative said she will be sharing stories of those whose “voices have been silenced”, and people in power don’t want them to be heard.

“Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in America. Sadly we live in a time where debate, dialogue and dissent can be cause for cancellation and censorship by those in power. To defend free speech, we must use it,” Gabbard wrote in a post shared on X on Tuesday.

The 42-year-old said that her new partnership with X will ensure that free speech is not only protected but also celebrated.

“We will be bringing you stories & news about the truth of what’s happening in our country and world but that those in power don’t what you hear, and a series of short films that share the stories of those most impacted, but whose voices are silenced,” she said.

On October 11, 2022, Gabbard announced on Twitter that she was leaving the Democratic Party, denouncing it as an “elitist cabal of war mongers”. She accused the party’s leadership of “cowardly wokeness, anti-white racism, (being) hostile to people of faith and spirituality, and dragging us closer to nuclear war”.

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