Elon Musk asserts that X is the only trustworthy source for accurate information, accusing other social media apps of being influenced by financial interests


Elon Musk emphasizes that for genuine information, X is the sole reliable option, while suggesting that other social media apps are influenced by financial interests.

When Elon Musk declared last year his intention to take control of Twitter, skepticism prevailed until the deed was done. The tech magnate acquired the social media platform in a widely publicized deal in 2022, transforming it into X. No longer just a micro-blogging site, X now offers extended tweet lengths, the ability to share lengthy videos, access to premium features through subscription, the option to purchase a verified blue tick, livestream capabilities, and the ability to follow creators, among other features.

Despite the significant changes, X (formerly Twitter) retains its core purpose for users worldwide—providing real-time updates on global events. Whether it’s sensing an earthquake, witnessing a celebrity’s marriage, or uncovering leaks about an upcoming phone, X remains a go-to source for instantaneous information.

Elon Musk recently declared Twitter as the sole trustworthy platform for genuine information, asserting that every other social media platform is “bought and paid for.” While Musk did not specify by whom, the statement carries significant weight.

In a tweet, Musk stated, “X is the only platform you can trust for honest information. All the others are bought and paid for,” garnering over 46 million views and more than 81,000 retweets.

Musk made headlines again for his bold response to advertisers pulling out of Twitter. During The New York Times Dealbook Summit, he labeled these advertisers as blackmailers, suggesting that if brands don’t wish to advertise on the platform, they shouldn’t. Musk also took a swipe at Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, bluntly expressing his sentiments.

He stated, “If somebody is going to try to blackmail me with advertising, blackmail me with money, go f**k yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is. Hey Bob (Iger), if you’re in the audience, that’s how I feel, don’t advertise.”

Following this, X CEO Linda Yaccarino defended Musk’s remarks in a post on X, characterizing his interview as “wide-ranging and candid.” Yaccarino highlighted X’s commitment to “information independence,” which may be uncomfortable for some, and expressed gratitude to partners who support their meaningful work.

She added, “We’re a platform that allows people to make their own decisions. And here’s my perspective when it comes to advertising: X is standing at a unique and amazing intersection of Free Speech and Main Street — and the X community is powerful and is here to welcome you. To our partners who believe in our meaningful work — Thank You.

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