Twitter owner Elon Musk said the social platform should become the “most accurate source of information”.
Critics have pointed out that Musk shared an inaccurate story about the attack on Paul Pelosi last week.
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey also focused on the conversation.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that his goal is to make Twitter the “most accurate” media platform, but critics say the billionaire made decisions on the platform that suggest otherwise.
“Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information around the world. That is our mission.” musk Tweet on Sunday evening. He also shared the same feelings in a November 2 TweetHe said Twitter would become the most accurate news source “regardless of political affiliation”.
Critics were quick to point out that Musk had linked days earlier to inaccurate news in the wake of the October 28 attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, in which an intruder broke into her San Francisco home and hit Paul Pelosi with a hammer. Pelosi was released from hospital on Thursday after being admitted with a fractured skull following the attack.
On October 30, in response to a tweet by Hillary Clinton denouncing the attack, Musk shared a link to a website promoting conspiracy theories about the attack, including one that erroneously claimed the attacker was a prostitute hired by Pelosi.
“There is little chance that this story is more than meets the eye,” Musk repliedlink to a site titled “The Shocking Truth: Paul Pelosi Was Drunk Again, In A Feud With A Male Prostitute Early Friday Morning.”
Musk deleted the tweet later.
“Literally a week ago, Musk posted a link to a fake news site (it once indicated that Hillary Clinton is dead and has been replaced by a double body),” Hassan wrote on Twitter. “Worse, he then deleted that tweet without explanation or apology. But sure, his job is accurate information.”
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey also responded to Musk’s tweet, Asks “Exact to whom?”
Musk responded to Dorsey, saying he would base the accuracy on “Twitter people via community feedback,” a feature that allows Twitter to add context to posts they consider misleading.
Musk has not provided detailed information about how he plans to improve accuracy on the site.
Dorsey Tweet too Making the site “more useful” instead of “more accurate” would be a better goal for the platform.
The notes feature, originally called Birdwatch, has been used in Musk’s tweet before. on Friday, Users added context to a tweet shared by Musk About “Activist groups are pressing advertisers” to pause their ads on Twitter.
Over the past week, Musk has shared several large-scale plans for the platform, including monetizing creator-generated content, a new verification subscription model, and new rules regarding accounts that impersonate other users.
Twitter representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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