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Elon Musk says Twitter 'has interfered in elections'
White House to keep a ‘close eye’ on Elon Musk’s actions at Twitter
Texas Rep. August Pfluger unpacks the White House’s decision to monitor Twitter and the relationship between Big Tech and politics on ‘The Evening Edit.’
Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday acknowledged that prior to his takeover, the "obvious reality" was that Twitter "has interfered in elections" through its content moderation policies.
Musk's explosive assertion came in response to comments made by Yoel Roth, Twitter's former head of trust and safety, who indicated the social media platform was not safer under the Tesla CEO's leadership. Roth was speaking at a Knight Foundation conference on Tuesday when he explained why he resigned from Twitter, accusing Musk of running the company like a dictator.
"One of my limits was if Twitter starts being ruled by dictatorial edict rather than by policy … there's no longer a need for me in my role, doing what I do," Roth said, per Reuters.
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