Elon Musk Accuses BBC of Spreading COVID Misinformation, Ignoring Vaccine Injuries
re: ethics in medicine
This Musk guy must be one of those benighted types like me.
Watch the stompdown James Clayton BBC interview with Elon Musk.
Elon Musk Accuses Major Media Outlet of Spreading COVID Misinformation, Ignoring Vaccine Injurie
2023-04-12. Emphasis added.
...The microblogging service, which was taken over by the billionaire industrialist last year, said in a report that, effective Nov. 23, 2022, Twitter is “no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy.”
Musk commented on the matter during an interview with BBC reporter James Clayton that was broadcasted on April 11. In the confrontational interview, Musk pivoted Clayton’s question when the journalist asked the Tesla executive about the platform’s warning labels for false and misleading tweets related to COVID-19.
“Has the BBC changed its COVID misinformation?” Musk reacted fiercely to the reporter’s question.
...“Look, COVID is no longer an issue,” Musk responded. “Does the BBC hold itself at all responsible for misinformation regarding masking and side-effects of vaccinations, and not reporting on that at all,” the SpaceX founder added.
Musk went on to say that the BBC allowed itself to be “put under pressure by the British government to change its editorial policy.”
“Are you aware of that?” Musk asked Clayton, who did not answer the question. Instead, he shifted the conversation to a different topic, while also noting that he’s not a BBC representative and is unable to speak on behalf of the company’s editorial policy.
Musk has been a longtime critic of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, lockdowns, as well as other measures enforced by the government. In May 2020, the 51-year-old sent Tesla employees back to work at the automaker’s plant in California in defiance of local shelter-in-place orders, which he described as “forcible imprisoning.”
WIND: then there is the whole hilarious BBC thing, made repeatedly (hint: BBC does not refer to a news outlet).
Anyway, if you want to see some seriously dishonest reporting, you can see all of the above ignored by the pathetic government lackeys at BBC.