‘You Just Lied’: Musk Blasts BBC Journalist Who Claimed A Rise In Hateful Content On Twitter

Dublin, Wednesday 31th October 2013: Pictured at the The Web Summit 2013, RDS. Photo by Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media
  • Twitter CEO Elon Musk pressed a BBC journalist who claimed during a Tuesday interview that there has been a rise in hateful content on the platform since Musk’s Oct. 2022 takeover.
  • Musk challenged BBC interviewer James Clayton on the definition of hateful content, with Clayton saying he meant language that is “slightly racist” or “slightly sexist.”
  • “So you think if something is ‘slightly sexist’ it should be banned?” Musk asked. “Is that what you’re saying?”