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Elon Musk swipes another outlet for ‘misinformation’, after invalidating ‘false’ reports yesterday


Elon Musk appeared to glance at the Associated Press on Thursday, the latest pushback from news outlets that Musk says are pushing misinformation.

In a pair of tweets, Musk called the outlet a “disinformation expert” after it published a report on a poll he conducted earlier in the day.

“Twitter couldn’t hope to compete!” he added in the tweet.

Many on the left are sounding the alarm over Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter.
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The comments came after Musk conducted a poll of his 118.8 million followers, asking whether Twitter should offer “blanket amnesty to suspended accounts” that don’t break the law or attribute posts. spam on the platform.

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After more than 3.1 million people responded to the poll – and 72.4% said “yes”, Twitter should reinstate those accounts – Musk tweeted: “People have spoken. The amnesty begins next week.

“Vox Populi, Vox Dei”, added the CEO of Twitter, a Latin expression which means “the voice of the people, the voice of God”.

AP then published a report acknowledging Musk’s decision, which Musk then appeared to dispute.

A microphone from the Associated Press (AP), an American non-profit news agency.

A microphone from the Associated Press (AP), an American non-profit news agency.
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“Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk said on Thursday he was granting ‘amnesty’ for suspended accounts, which online safety experts say will lead to increased harassment, hate speech and misinformation,” reads the AP report released Nov. 24.

After Musk’s initial tweet, he said AP “piqued” his “curiosity” about the “online experts” the outlet spoke to and then quoted in their report.

The sweep is the latest in Musk’s recent pushback on news outlets allegedly misrepresenting details about him and Twitter.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday afternoon, Musk called out various reports that disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried converted his $100 million from Twitter, when public, into private equity.

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First, Musk discredited a similar claim published by Business Insider that specifically said, “Sam Bankman-Fried reportedly owns $100 million stake in Elon Musk’s Twitter.”

To which Musk replied: “[Business Insider] is not a real publication.”

Later, Musk discredited a Semafor report alleging that Bankman-Fried “owns a significant portion of a now private and indebted Twitter.” The report cites an “FTX balance sheet prepared after the takeover closed on October 28 and distributed to investors earlier this month.”

“SBF/FTX does not own shares on Twitter,” Musk said in response.

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A photo of the Twitter logo in front of Elon Musk's official Twitter page.

A photo of the Twitter logo in front of Elon Musk’s official Twitter page.
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He added: “There was a time when you cared about the truth. That’s long gone.”

In another tweet, Musk called the claim “completely untrue” and said there was “no gray area” on whether FTX or Bankman-Fried owned stock in his company.

Musk responded once again, denying that Bankman-Fried owned any Twitter shares.

“All public holders of Twitter were allowed to transfer their shares into Twitter as a private company, but it did not,” he wrote. “Your reporting gave the false impression that he did, when in fact he owns 0%”

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Musk has owned Twitter for several weeks and has actively polled his followers about policy decisions the company should implement. One of those decisions included reinstating the Twitter account of former President Donald J. Trump and Representative Majorie Taylor Greene.

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