WH Has Eyes On Elon: ‘We’re All Monitoring’ Musk

Eric Scheiner | November 29, 2022
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After identifying “problematic” posts for Facebook and meeting with Twitter officials in 2021 to discuss vaccine critics they disapproved of, the White House is now turning its all-seeing eye toward Elon Musk after he has decided Twitter should focus on free speech.

Musk recently tweeted that sign-ups for the platform are high, while hate speech is down – so naturally the leftist press is concerned that not enough censorship of the right is happening.

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“I mean, are you concerned about the — you know, Elon Musk says there’s more and more subscribers coming online.  Are you concerned about that?  And what tools do you have?  Who is it at the White House that is really keeping track of this?” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked on Monday.

“So, look, this is something that we’re certainly keeping an eye on,” Jean-Pierre replied.  

“Again, we’re all keeping a close eye on this.  We’re all monitoring what’s — what’s currently occurring.  And we see — you know, we see it with our own eyes of what you all are reporting and, just for ourselves, what’s happening on Twitter. 

But again, social media companies have a responsibility to prevent their platforms from being used by any user to incite violence, especially violence directed at individual communities, as we have been seeing.  And the President has been very clear on calling that out.  He’ll continue to do that.  And we’re going to continue to monitor the situation.”

Monitoring and trying to censor voices on social media platforms has become the hallmark of the Biden administration.