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This present-day profile of mainstream-media journalists is not just an American problem but international, as Twitter owner Elon Musk found out in his interview with BBC reporter James Clayton.
The pair got onto the topic of censorship and hate speech on Twitter as Clayton noted Musk brought back controversial people previously banned and former Twitter employees have accused the platform of lacking moderation for “hate speech.”
“What hate speech are you talking about?” Musk promptly inquired. “I mean, you use Twitter. Do you see a rise in hate speech? Just a personal anecdote? I don’t.”
The CEO asked Clayton to give him one instance of hate speech he’d seen since Musk took over — but Clayton couldn’t provide one.
“You cannot give me a single example of hateful content, not even one tweet. And yet you claimed that hateful content was high. That is false, you just lied,” an annoyed Musk said.
“No, I claimed that there are many organizations that say that that kind of information is on the rise,” Clayton fumbled.
“The Strategic Dialogue Institute [Institute for Strategic Dialogue] in the UK they will say that.”
Musk continued to push back: “You literally said you experienced more hateful content and then couldn’t name a single example. That’s absurd!”