Twitter CEO Elon Musk says the level of access government agencies had within the social media giant came as a massive shock to him.
The tech billionaire, who completed his takeover of Twitter roughly six months ago, made the comments in a new clip advertising an interview he did with Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
“The degree to which various government agencies effectively had full access to everything that was going on at Twitter blew my mind,” he said. “I was not aware of that.”
The short clip ends with Carlson asking if government access included direct messages, to which Musk replies, “Yes.”
Carlson’s verified Twitter account shared the clip on Sunday, generating buzz for the interview set to air on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday evening. The clip did not show whether Musk lists particular agencies. Read more…