The comments came during a fundraiser for Illinois Democratic Representatives Lauren Underwood and Sean Kasten.
President Biden mentioned Elon Musk and Twitter during a Friday night fundraiser, suggesting that his acquisition of the platform could allow its users to spread “lies around the world.”
“Elon Musk goes out and buys a media outlet that sends — spreads lies around the world,” Biden said. “There are no more editors in America. There are no editors.
The President appeared to suggest that moderation was no longer taking place on Twitter, a claim echoed by several other users of the platform who have also been critical of Musk.
“How do we expect children to be able to understand what is at stake? What is at stake? So a lot is happening, a lot is happening. But we have huge opportunities, huge opportunities,” Biden added.
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Musk has repeatedly stated that he wants to remove moderation on Twitter a bit to allow free speech, but he won’t let Twitter “become a hell for everyone where you can say whatever you want without repercussions.”
He also announced the creation of a content moderation council.
Biden’s comments are the latest criticism Musk has faced in relation to content moderation on Twitter.
A group of over 40 organizations, including the NAACP and GLAAD, have sent an open letter urging the top 20 Twitter advertisers to stop funding Twitter, as they also allege that Musk’s proposed changes to the platform allow for hate, harassment and fake content. prosper.
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The letter claims that Musk allowed the platform to be “flooded with hatred and disinformation.”
Musk has repeatedly denied these claims.
“Twitter does not censor accurate information about anything,” he wrote on Friday.
“The reason I purchased Twitter is because it is important for the future of civilization to have a shared digital city square where a wide range of beliefs can be discussed in a healthy, non-violent manner,” he wrote in an open letter. . “Currently, there is a great danger that social networks will split into far-right and far-left echo chambers that breed even more hatred and divide society.”
The Biden event was held for two Illinois Democratic representatives Lauren Underwood, IL-14, and Sean Kasten, IL-06, who face a tough race for re-election.
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