US President Joe Biden said on Friday that Elon Musk had bought a social media platform Twitter that spews lies the world over.
Twitter laid off half of its team of workers on Friday however stated cuts had been smaller inside the team chargeable for preventing the spread of misinformation, as advertisers pulled spending amid worries about content moderation.Biden stated at a fundraiser: “And now what are we all concerned about: Elon Musk is going 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 can we expect kids in an effort to recognize what is at stake?”WhitFormer CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, took obligation and apologised for the mass layoffs under Elon Musk’s ownership on Saturday.
The platform co-founder tweeted the day gone by saying that he understands the anger that humans have against him.He further added that he’s “grateful for, and love, each person who has ever labored at Twitter. I do not expect that to be mutual on this second…or ever…and I understand”.
The apology has acquired a backlash from the users.
Jack Dorsey stepped down because the CEO in November remaining year. However, he encouraged Musk’s takeover as he relied on him as a ‘singular solution’ for the platform.E House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre informed reporters earlier that Biden had been clean approximately the need to reduce hate speech and misinformation.
“That perception extends to Twitter, it extends to Facebook and some other social media systems wherein customers can unfold incorrect information,” she stated.
Musk has promised to repair unfastened speech even as stopping Twitter from descending into a “hellscape.” But major advertisers have expressed apprehension approximately his takeover for months.