Elon Musk disclosed in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson that the US government had complete access to private Twitter direct messages (DMs).
In an interview that will air tonight with Tucker Carlson, Elon Musk admits he was astonished by the level of federal government penetration on Twitter, which he discovered after purchasing the social media platform.
“The degree to which government agencies effectively had full access to everything that was going on on Twitter blew my mind,” Musk told Tucker Carlson of Fox News in an interview that will air in two separate segments on Monday and Tuesday evening.
“I was not aware of that,” Musk told Carlson. A snippet of the interview was posted to Twitter.
“Would that include people’s DMs?” Carlson asked.
“Yes,” Musk replied without elaborating.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 16, 2023
It was suspected that individual Twitter employees had access to private communications, but it is startling that government agencies also had access.
Musk has collaborated with journalists to reveal the previous regime’s egregious censorship policies in the months following his acquisition of Twitter in October of last year.
Matt Taibbi referred to the intimate relationship between social media networks, NGOs, and the U.S. government as the “censorship-industrial complex.”
Taibbi elaborated on this claim by stating that the system operated as “a bureaucracy willing to sacrifice factual truth in service of broader narrative objectives,” thereby insulting the tenets of a free press.
In a distinct segment of his interview with Carlson, Musk warned of the perils of artificial intelligence, stating that the technology could pose a threat to civilization.
“AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production,” he said. “In the sense that it has the potential — however small one may regard that probability, but it is non-trivial — it has the potential of civilization destruction.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 14, 2023
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