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Elon Musk Catches BBC Journalist In a ‘Lie’

A BBC journalist showed up at Twitter headquarters unannounced and the end result is Elon Musk absolutely scorched him.

BBC journalist James Clayton sat down with Musk, just a week after BBC was labeled as government-funded media on Twitter.

At one point in the interview, Clayton claimed Twitter has had a lot of hateful content rising since Musk took the helm of Twitter and without hesitating Musk asked Clayton for an example of hateful content.

But Clayton was unable to do so and Musk proceeded to call out the journalist for “lying”

Watch the exchange here:

Check out what the Daily Mail reported:

Twitter owner Elon Musk has accused a BBC reporter of lying during an interview in a row over whether incidents of hate speech are increasing on the social network.

Mr Musk was asked by US tech journalist James Clayton how he would respond to claims that there are not enough staff at Twitter to police rising hateful content.

But he challenged the reporter to give him examples of such content – and when Mr Clayton declined to do so, Mr Musk accused him of spreading a ‘false’ claim.

During a wide-ranging discussion at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, Mr Musk also said that Twitter had ‘four months to live’ when he bought the firm. He insisted it needed to cut costs to save it from bankruptcy and confirmed that about 80 per cent of its staff have been axed since he took over last October.

And, explaining the last-minute nature of the interview – for which Mr Clayton is said to have had only 20 minutes to prepare – Mr Musk later tweeted: ‘I said BBC could come Twitter, then, to my surprise, a reporter shows up.’ Mr Musk also described the interview as ‘penetrating deep and hard’.

After the Twitter Space concluded Jack Posobiec noted that BBC disregarded Musk’s comments but instead claimed Clayton was pushing back against Musk.

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