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Bill Gates criticizes Elon Musk’s ‘tit-for-tat’ management style



“The Twitter situation is stirring things up,” he Talk to Financial Times This week to answer the question of whether closing loyalty gaps will be a technical or interpersonal challenge. “That, instead of a set of objective measures taken by a broad group of people, you are seeing chair-like activity.”

In a nutshell, Gates thinks Musk’s approach is driving digital polarization to its peak—which could spell disaster.

The trouble started in October, when Musk officially bought social networking site for $44 billion. Almost immediately, structure and order at Twitter began to crumble. Advertisers fled en masse because of concerns about his inconsistency, Journalists are bannedthe the entire senior leadership team call it exit, and Thousands of employees were laid off—or come to work to discover The entire team has left.

musk has publicly consider re-platforming for banned usersincluding former President Donald Trump, whose account was reinstated after being banned for spreading misinformation and inciting violence. Research from Montclair . State University noticed an “immediate, visible and measurable spike” in hate speech on the platform after Musk took over. Some have voluntarily left or left the company responsible for monitoring and removing abusive content on the platform.

It’s all the opposite of what Gates thinks the world needs. Gates tells social media platforms with huge reach, like Twitter, to take the necessary responsibility FT. “They need to focus on things that incite riots or lead to major misconceptions about the safety of vaccines or masks,” he said, referring to misinformation.

Learn from the competition

Content regulation is a growing problem on social media; Meta is notorious for having problems with misinformation, especially when many denounce the foundation for sharing “fake news” that they believe influenced the 2016 election.

In 2018, Nick Cleggnow Meta’s president of global affairs, helped the company set up an independent oversight board “made up of experts from around the world who are independent of the company, often with on freedom of speech,” to help combat misinformation, Mr told Asset in a seminar at CEO Initiative Conference.

“Welcome to the club,” he added of Musk.

“That’s what happens when you run social media companies. You cannot keep everyone happy. And certainly in the US—half of the country thinks you’re taking down too much content, the other half thinks you should take down more,” Clegg said.

He suggested that Musk also consider implementing an independent supervisory board, although that is unlikely because of Musk dismantle Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council last week. Musk certainly has plenty of work for him – if he stays at the helm (most Twitter users think he should… CEO resignationand he swore he would do as they said but hasn’t spoken about the matter since).

Practical, clear, accessible information is a longtime passion of Gates; in him year-end letterwhich he published on his blog Tuesday morning, he sees the polarized US political landscape as a key factor in reversing progress towards global health crises like COVID- 19, polio and malaria.

It’s no surprise that a social networking site with 329 million users and gutting the content moderation team attacked Gates like a disaster waiting to happen.

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