the US government has access to your private messages, says Elon Musk

Yesterday, Elon Musk gave an event interview to the conservative American media Fox News, in which he returned to the latest events on Twitter. The billionaire reveals in particular that the United States government would have access to the private messages of users. Information that “stunned” him.

Credit: Tucker Carlson/Fox News

In recent times, Elon Musk has been relatively rare in the media, preferring to communicate directly via Twitter. But recently, the billionaire shows a little more. Last week, he gave an interview to the BBC, in which he also claims to have been forced to buy Twitter. This week, he is speaking to Fox News, in an interview broadcast yesterday on the conservative channel.

Obviously, the businessman did not resist the urge to deliver some shocking revelations. In an excerpt broadcast by journalist Tucker Carlson, who conducted the interview, Elon Musk expressed his surprise at the degree of involvement of the US government in the social network before its takeover. According to him, the administration would even have access to users’ private messages.

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Elon Musk reveals that the US government can read private messages on Twitter

“The degree of involvement of government agencies, which had full access to everything that was happening on Twitter, stunned me. I was not aware of that”, said Elon Musk. The journalist then asks him if this also concerns private messages from users, to which the person simply replies: ” Yes. »

This statement is reminiscent of that of whistleblower Edward Snowden, who in 2013 revealed the vast project of spying on the American population carried out by the NSA, the country’s intelligence agency. In the famous Twitter Files, published shortly after the acquisition of the social network by the billionaire, journalist Matt Taibbi also claims that the CIA has long been involved in the platform’s moderation processes.

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For now, these statements are obviously to be taken with a grain of salt. Elon Musk has never hidden his resentment towards the American government, in addition to providing, for the moment, no proof of these statements. As to whether the situation is similar with the French government, nothing is less certain.

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