Elon Musk defends FBI despite censorship

Elon Musk defends FBI despite censorship

Elon Musk mentioned he nonetheless held a broadly favorably view of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, even after a prolonged sequence of disclosures from the corporate displaying how they sought to affect the 2020 US elections.

“To be clear, I’m total very a lot professional FBI. The company does a substantial amount of essential work defending the general public,” the brand new Twitter boss mentioned in a tweet Friday.

“That mentioned, no group is ideal and a part of the FBI clearly overreached with respect to on-line censorship.”

Musk’s tweet got here in response to a query about conservative accounts allegedly being suspended for criticism of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and whether or not the FBI was “nonetheless working at Twitter.”

Musk tweeted his help for the company late Friday.

It’s not the primary time the billionaire has gone to bat for the bureau.

“With uncommon exception, the FBI appears to wish to do the best factor,” Musk mentioned earlier this month.

Twitter employed many former FBI staff earlier than Musk purchased the platform.

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