Elon Musk criticizes pitch by 'disinformation czar' to allow verified Twitter accounts to edit others' tweets


The head of the Biden administration's new Disinformation Governance Board pitched the idea of allowing verified accounts to "edit" Twitter and add context to others' tweets, roiling Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid for the social media platform was accepted last month.

"Verified people can essentially start to ‘edit’ Twitter the same sort of way that Wikipedia is, so they can add context to certain tweets," Nina Jankowicz said during a Zoom meeting, noting that she's verified, but there are "a lot of people who shouldn't be verified who aren't, you know, legit."

"Just as an easy example, not from any political standpoint, if President Trump were still on Twitter and tweeted a claim about voter fraud, someone could add context from one of the 60 lawsuits that went through the court or something that an election official said," Jankowicz added in the clip, which has recently gone viral on social media.

It's unclear when the Zoom meeting took place. The Department of Homeland Security, which the Disinformation Governance Board falls under, did not respond to a request for comment on Thursday. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has admitted that his department did not vet her social media pre... (Read more)

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