Elon Musk accused of sharing fake news

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.10 - 2023 10:17 AM CET

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Elon Musk accused of sharing fake news.

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Elon Musk, the owner of social media platform X, has once again found himself in hot water.

This time, it's for recommending certain pages to follow for real-time updates on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

According to The Guardian, one of the profiles Musk suggested has been accused of being anti-Semitic, and both profiles had previously disseminated false information about an explosion at the Pentagon.

Musk has since deleted his post on the social media platform and has asked for more accurate information from the profiles he recommended.

"It's entirely fair to report from both sides of the war. But use as precise words as possible. Otherwise, I have to withdraw my recommendation," he later wrote on the platform, as reported by The Guardian.

This incident highlights the challenges of navigating information in an era where fake news can easily be spread, especially on platforms like TikTok and X.

BBC journalist Shayan Sardarizadeh is among those trying to combat the spread of false information by verifying the authenticity of various videos on X.

You can watch her post below, where she warns about a fake video being spread right now.