Tech mogul and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, has made headlines yet again, this time for his comments on Twitter and the media. In a recent interview with BBC, Musk described the takeover of Twitter as “painful” and revealed that he has cut about 80% of the social media platform’s staff.
According to Musk, Twitter had become a “troll heaven” with advertisers being turned off by the platform. He also criticized the media and accused them of being “fake news,” stating that they do not report the truth but instead focus on generating clicks and ad revenue.
Musk’s comments have sparked a heated debate on social media and among journalists. Some have praised his candor and willingness to speak out against the media, while others have accused him of being hypocritical and using Twitter to spread his own version of the truth.
Business Insider also reported that Musk has been trying to open a homeless shelter near Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, but the owner of the building has refused to let him. This has caused further backlash on social media, with some accusing Twitter and its owner of being heartless and unsympathetic to the plight of the homeless.
Regardless of the controversies surrounding him, Musk remains one of the most influential figures in tech and continues to push the boundaries of innovation with his various companies.