Elon Musk accused BBC reporter of lying during an interview

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Elon Musk accused a BBC reporter of lying during an interview, sparking a debate about whether hate speech on the social network is on the rise.

Mr Musk went on the attack against a BBC journalist who had asked him to respond to claims that hate speech had increased on Twitter since his takeover in a late-night discussion with the broadcaster.

Mr Musk accused the reporter, US tech journalist James Clayton, of spreading a “false” claim after he asked for an example of the offensive content.

“I say sir, you don’t know what you’re talking about… because you can’t give me a single example of hateful content, not even a single tweet,” Mr Musk said.

“You stated that hateful content is prevalent. That is incorrect; you simply lied.”

Mr Clayton defended his line of questioning by citing a group that has warned about an increase in hateful posts on the site.

Despite the spat, Mr Musk said he would comply with the BBC’s request to remove a Twitter label designating the corporation as “government funded media” following a disagreement with the broadcaster.

Mr. Musk stated that he would agree to change the disclaimer to “publicly funded.” “We want it to be as truthful and accurate as possible,” he added, “so we’re adjusting the label.”

The billionaire got into an argument with the broadcaster after labelling state-funded media groups on the social network. He claimed the BBC was biassed, but added that it was “among the least biassed.”

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Elon Musk accused BBC reporter of lying during an interview

Elon Musk accused a BBC reporter of lying during an interview, sparking a debate about whether hate speech on the social network is on the rise.

Mr Musk went on the attack against a BBC journalist who had asked him to respond to claims that hate speech had increased on Twitter since his takeover in a late-night discussion with the broadcaster.

Mr Musk accused the reporter, US tech journalist James Clayton, of spreading a “false” claim after he asked for an example of the offensive content.

“I say sir, you don’t know what you’re talking about… because you can’t give me a single example of hateful content, not even a single tweet,” Mr Musk said.

“You stated that hateful content is prevalent. That is incorrect; you simply lied.”

Mr Clayton defended his line of questioning by citing a group that has warned about an increase in hateful posts on the site.

Despite the spat, Mr Musk said he would comply with the BBC’s request to remove a Twitter label designating the corporation as “government funded media” following a disagreement with the broadcaster.

Mr. Musk stated that he would agree to change the disclaimer to “publicly funded.” “We want it to be as truthful and accurate as possible,” he added, “so we’re adjusting the label.”

The billionaire got into an argument with the broadcaster after labelling state-funded media groups on the social network. He claimed the BBC was biassed, but added that it was “among the least biassed.”

Disclaimer

We strive to uphold the highest ethical standards in all of our reporting and coverage. We StartupNews.fyi want to be transparent with our readers about any potential conflicts of interest that may arise in our work. It’s possible that some of the investors we feature may have connections to other businesses, including competitors or companies we write about. However, we want to assure our readers that this will not have any impact on the integrity or impartiality of our reporting. We are committed to delivering accurate, unbiased news and information to our audience, and we will continue to uphold our ethics and principles in all of our work. Thank you for your trust and support.

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