At the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit on Wednesday, Gates asked Elon Musk: [on Twitter] “Vaccines kill people” or “Does Bill Gates track people?”
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Gates said at the Wall Street Journal CEO summit Wednesday that he was worried about the spread of false information on social media platforms, but it’s unclear how Musk would change Twitter if it took ownership. Stated.
The Microsoft The co-founder acknowledged that Mask’s track record at other companies was impressive and praised his time in command of Tesla and SpaceX as “amazing.” Gates said he believes Musk has done a good job of putting together a great team of engineers from these companies.
“I think this will happen, but don’t open your heart and underestimate Earon,” he said.
Tech billionaire comments come later Musk accused Tesla of shorting him Last month’s inventory. Musk also tweeted a rough joke about Gates, which CNBC decided not to print. Gates said insults wouldn’t bother him.
Gates, who has been replaced by Mask as the wealthiest person in the world in recent years, questioned what Mask’s goal was on Twitter and whether his willingness to promote free speech was wise.
“What do he think about something? [on Twitter] “Vaccines kill people,” or “Is Bill Gates chasing people?” Gates asked.
“What is his goal about what it will end up with? Is it consistent with this notion that less extreme falsehoods spread so rapidly? [and] Strange conspiracy theory? Does he share that goal? “Gates said.
The musk representative did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
Over the past few weeks, Musk has hinted at some of the ways he may see to improve Twitter beyond promoting free speech.For example, late Tuesday, he suggested: He may start charging A “small” fee to use the platform.
Vaccine misinformation spread like a wildfire on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic, falsely claiming that Gates could use the vaccine to transplant 5G chips to people and track their location. Some people do.
“It’s very unexpected and almost strange,” Gates said. “Now I’m back in the real world … people come in, yell and protest.”
He is a social media platform in terms of ensuring that it is “dangerous” for people to be “pushed out” by the key tools used to save people’s lives and that the truth is effectively shared. I believe that the people who own it have a role to play.
Musk’s plans to buy Twitter have plagued policy makers around the world.
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“If a trusted leader doesn’t say anything about the vaccine, it’s pretty hard for the platform to counter it,” he admitted. “That is, I think there are leadership issues and platform issues.”
“There are some real inventions needed to spread these platforms to the truth, not the crazy ones,” Gates said.
“It’s a big issue in terms of election legitimacy and medical innovation … all sorts of collective action,” he added.
Gates said the fact that information about the efficacy of medicines could be moved quickly and cheaply should bring blessings to humankind. Hydroxychloroquine Saga “Insane.”
“I can’t explain that,” he said. “I don’t think it’s the cause of the obsession with medicines that don’t work digitally.”
Gates said he plans to set up a social media unit of 3,000 people in the future to disseminate accurate vaccine information. He emphasized that the “good message” needs to be conveyed by people who trust the community, such as political and ethnic leaders.