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

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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…

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