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US President Joe Biden on Friday mentioned that Elon Musk bought a social media platform Twitter that spews lies around the globe. Talking at a fundraiser, Biden mentioned “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?” Elon Musk who acquired Twitter in October has laid off half of its workforce on Friday. He mentioned that the cuts have been smaller within the staff liable for stopping the unfold of misinformation, as advertisers pulled spending amid considerations about content material moderation.

Earlier, White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre instructed reporters 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.

Musk on Saturday, defended his choice of shedding workers from Twitter and mentioned that there was no selection because the microblogging website is dropping over $4 million a day. “Relating to Twitter’s discount in pressure, sadly there isn’t any selection when the corporate is dropping over $4M/day.

Everybody exited was supplied 3 months of severance, which is 50% greater than legally required,” Musk tweeted. On Friday, according to an unsigned internal memo seen by The Verge, Twitter employees were notified in an email that the layoffs were set to begin. Earlier this week, Musk announced a new version of “Twitter Blue” the place he deliberate to cost USD 8 a month for Twitter’s subscription service with precedence in replies, mentions, and searches.

(With Reuters Inputs)



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