Musk Humiliates ‘Journalist’ Who Decries ‘Hateful Content’ On Twitter – But Can’t Cite Any Examples

Elon Musk Humiliates 'Journalist' Who Decries 'Hateful Content' On Twitter – But Can't Cite Any Examples

FILE - Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has proposed a peace plan for Ukraine that would involve holding repeat votes under the U.N. auspices in Russia-occupied regions, triggering a showdown with Ukrainian Twitter users who have rejected his proposals in a stream of furious comments. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)
  • 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?”