US President Joe Biden mentioned on Friday that Elon Musk had bought a social media platform Twitter that spews lies internationally.
Twitter laid off half its workforce on Friday however mentioned cuts have been smaller within the crew chargeable for stopping the unfold of misinformation, as advertisers pulled spending amid considerations about content material moderation.
Biden mentioned at a fundraiser: “And now what are we all worried about: Elon Musk goes out and buys an outfit that sends – that spews lies all across the world… There’s no editors anymore in America. There’s no editors. How do we expect kids to be able to understand what is at stake?”
White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre instructed reporters earlier that Biden had been clear about the necessity to cut back hate speech and misinformation.
“That belief extends to Twitter, it extends to Facebook and any other social media platforms where users can spread misinformation,” she mentioned.
Musk has promised to revive free speech whereas stopping Twitter from descending right into a “hellscape.” However main advertisers have expressed apprehension about his takeover for months.