After suggesting that Twitter be labeled “state-affiliated media,” Elon Musk changed his bio on the social networking site on Monday to reflect his position. After being questioned on Sunday if some media accounts, like as China Global Television Network’s account, should be labeled as “state-affiliated media,” Musk said, “Technically, Twitter should have that too.”
Then, shortly after, Musk tweeted, “Kudos to the BBC for self-labeling its state affiliation,” though he did not identify where on the BBC the label was posted. In the wee hours of Monday morning, Musk updated his Twitter bio to read “state-affiliated media.”
Kudos to the BBC for self-labelling its state affiliation
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 16, 2023
It follows the Saturday publication of further Twitter Files announced through a tweet by writer Matt Taibbi. According to the documents, before Musk took over, certain government leaders attempted to regulate the content uploaded on the network.
Regarding the Twitter files, Musk has previously criticized “corporate journalism” for siding with the state rather than “the people.” Additionally, he has been increasingly vocal on political topics, espousing conservative viewpoints and reiterating anti-Democratic conspiracy theories.
Musk signaled his newfound authority over Twitter by changing his bio to “Chief Twit” at the end of October, after he had completed his purchase of the company. After two months, he said that he would leave his position as Twitter CEO as soon as he found a successor who was “foolish” enough to take it. Musk changed his bio to “Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator” after firing hundreds of workers in November.
During this time, Musk also made several changes to Twitter or introduced new features, such as the $8 Blue membership, which was met with backlash from the public and was ultimately responsible for the dismissal of several Twitter workers and criticism from celebrities and Tesla investors. Insider’s comment request to Twitter was sent during non-business hours, and the company has yet to react.
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