Elon Musk wanted to make changes to Twitter. And in a fit, he decided to try and buy the social media site outright. Twitter has attempted to stop the hostile takeover with a poison pill.
This week, the Tesla head shared an intentionally misleading video from Mika Brzezinski. In the year-old video, she discussed guardrails that could be put up to prevent Donald Trump from spreading misinformation. But the shared video implied that the Morning Joe host was talking about Musk.
Joe Scarbrough told viewers:
“I just told Mika, [on] Twitter, when people are lying, I say, just never mind, just let it go,” Scarborough said. “But then we find out that it was so widespread, the lying, that they took this video from five years ago that was taken out of context five years ago even, but it was trending. Then we find out the Associated Press has done a fact check on it, because Elon Musk joins in, which tells you what is a sewage dump Twitter would be if Elon Musk took it over. He jumps in and, like, retweets something that spreads this lie with smiley faces.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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