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Lie After Lie Is Spread On Twitter All Over The World, Says Biden

Lie After Lie Is Spread On Twitter All Over The World, Says Biden
President of the United States Joe Biden claimed on Friday that Elon Musk had bought the libelous Twitter social media platform.
Despite claiming that the team in charge of stopping the spread of misinformation was less affected, Twitter cut half of its staff on Friday as advertisers withdrew support over concerns about content moderation.
During a fundraiser, Biden said: "What concerns us all right now is that Elon Musk just bought a company that spreads lies around the globe. America no longer has any editors. No editors exist. How can we expect children to comprehend the issues involved?"
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, earlier told reporters that Biden had been very clear about the need to lessen hate speech and false information.
"That belief extends to Twitter, it extends to Facebook and any other social media platforms where users can spread misinformation," she said.
Musk has pledged to protect Twitter from becoming a "hellscape" while restoring free speech. However, significant advertisers have been concerned about his takeover for months.
On the other hand, in the wake of Elon Musk's takeover of the social media platform, Volkswagen said on Friday that it has advised its brands to pause paid advertising on Twitter until further notice.
"We are closely monitoring the situation and will decide about next steps depending on its evolvement," Europe's top carmaker said in a statement.
The remarks made by the Volkswagen group, which includes the brands VW, Seat, Cupra, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Ducati, and Porsche, are similar to those made by GM and General Mills Inc.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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