Did CNN write a story about how Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by allowing people to say whatever they want and speak freely? No, that's not true: This is a fake CNN story written by the satirical website, Genesius Times, which claims to provide readers with the "most up-to-date, accurate fake news on the Internet." CNN does not have this story on its website.
The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on April 7, 2022. The text in the screenshot in the post read:
CNN: Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by literally allowing people to speak freely
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Apr 8 16:52:37 2022 UTC)
Genesius Times does not claim to be a reputable source for news. At the bottom of its home page there is a short paragraph about its stories:
We strive to provide the most up-to-date, accurate fake news on the Internet. Our team of journalists, hacks, and starving writers only want one thing: to make you laugh and/or cry.
Lead Stories searched the article's title seen in the screenshot on CNN.com. There was no article with that title on its website.
(Source: CNN.com screenshot taken on Fri Apr 8 17:29:27 2022 UTC)