The hacks in the mainstream media have been attempting to silence their political opposition for years now, especially on Twitter, by claiming that basically anything you post on the site that is not in line with the progressive agenda is some sort of “hate speech.” When they are asked to define the term in an objective way and cite examples, it’s radio silence.
A journalist with the BBC recently attempted to deploy such a strategy against Twitter CEO Elon Musk, challenging him for allegedly allowing “hate speech” to thrive on the social media platform since becoming its new owner late last year. However, when pressed, the journalist in question could not provide a single specific example of hate speech that he had seen on Twitter. As a result of this failure, Musk took him to the woodshed and gave him a verbal thrashing for his unpreparedness.
“We’ve spoken to people very recently who were involved in moderation and they just say there are not enough people to police this stuff, particularly around hate speech in the company,” BBC U.S. Tech reporter James Clayton went on to say in an interview that was published Tuesday evening. “Is that something that you want to address?”
Musk then quickly asked Clayton for a clarification.
“What hate speech are you talking about? I mean, you use Twitter,” he went on to ask. “Do you see a rise in hate speech? Just a personal anecdote … I don’t.”
BBC ‘journalism’ at its finest 🤦🏻♂️
— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) April 12, 2023
“In turn, Clayton insisted that on his For You page — the tab on Twitter which shows users who you don’t follow — that he personally gets ‘more of that content.’ Musk then asked for more specifics, ‘content you don’t like or …? Describe a hateful thing,'” the Daily Wire reported.
Clayton was unable to provide Musk with an adequate definition. This is exactly the problem that every liberal is facing when receiving pushback on this whole topic. The left just makes up a convenient definition on the spot that usually favors their agenda by vilifying anything and everything spoken or written that does not fall in line with their groupthink.
“Yeah, you know just, content will solicit a reaction that may include something slightly racist or sexist, those kinds of things,” he replied.
“Musk was understandably perplexed as to how ‘slightly sexist’ content could constitute hate speech or be deemed worthy of being banned. Musk again requested that Clayton name one example, but then the journalist admitted that he hadn’t looked at the ForYou tab in nearly a month after some back and forth,” the Daily Wire said.
“Well, then how can you say you’ve seen more hateful content?” Musk then asked Clayton point-blank.
Clayton then made the claim that he could do so because he’s been using Twitter since Musk took the company over last year.
“So then at some point, you must have seen hateful content,” the Tesla founder remarked. “I’m asking for one example and you can’t give a single one.” Clayton mumbled and bumbled, which led to Musk saying, “I say sir that you don’t know what you are talking about.”
“Really?” the reporter fired back.
“Yes because you cannot give me a single example of hateful content, not even one tweet,” Musk replied. “And yet you claimed that hateful content was high … That is false, you just lied.”
Once the interview was posted, Twitter users ripped into the BBC.
“One would imagine, if you are going to tackle one of the brightest people on the planet, about a company he has recently bought, that you’d come into the discussion at least semi-prepared,” one Twitter user shared on the platform. “What a car wreck of an interview.”
One would imagine, if you are going to tackle one of the brightest people on the planet, about a company he has recently bought, that you’d come into the discussion at least semi-prepared. What a car wreck of an interview 🎪
— Mike Abel (@abelmike) April 12, 2023
“This conversation between Elon Musk and a BBC journalist is hilarious,” Konstantin Kisin, host of TRIGGERnometry, stated in a post. “Note how quickly these narratives collapse when released into the real world.”
This conversation between Elon Musk and a BBC journalist is hilarious. Note how quickly these narratives collapse when released into the real world. pic.twitter.com/ZnPWUqtZAg
— Konstantin Kisin (@KonstantinKisin) April 12, 2023
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