Elon Musk has fired back after The Associated Press (AP) published an article alleging that “false claims of a stolen election thrive unchecked on Twitter.”
Musk objected to the article by calling on the media outlet to back up its assertion with evidence or retract the piece.
The article, published by AP on May 18, cites Musk’s interview earlier in the week on CNBC.
During the interview, Musk pledged that false claims on Twitter “will be corrected” by the platform’s user-generated Community Notes system.
Musk was responding to a question by the interviewer about claims made by Twitter users that the 2020 election was “rigged” or “stolen.”
He was asked whether such claims would end up tagged with a community note or would face other actions.
“To be clear, I don’t think it was a stolen election,” Musk replied.
He then continued by adding that he believes there was some election fraud in 2020.
“By the same token,