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Elon Musk threat to US national security? here's what Joe Biden said

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 November 2022, 10:53 IST
Elon Musk threat to US national security?

US President Joe Biden was recently asked by the press, "Do you think Elon Musk is a threat to US national security, and should the US investigate his joint acquisition of Twitter with foreign governments?"

In response, the US President Joe Biden said, “Elon Musk's cooperation and technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at."

Joe Biden said he was not indicating that Elon Musk was doing something inappropriate. He was just suggesting that the world richest man's activities were "worth being looked at".

Just hours following the functionality became available on several accounts belonging to governments, legislators, officials, and media organisations, Elon Musk announced that he had "killed" the new "Official" label for some verified Twitter accounts. Musk made a hint that the feature did not actually work just hours after it was live. "I just killed it," he said in a tweet.

Once developments in the platform's blue checkmarks took effect, the intention was to mark the handles of public personalities, media organisations and other stakeholders.

On November 9, beneath the verified Twitter accounts of PM Modi, a number of his ministers, lawmakers, athletes and media organisations, an 'Official' label with a tick mark in a tiny circle surfaced.

"We're not currently putting an 'Official' label on accounts but we are aggressively going after impersonation and deception," Twitter said in a tweet.

Elon Musk added: "Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months. We will keep what works and change what doesn't."

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First published: 11 November 2022, 10:53 IST