Elon Musk, the pioneering entrepreneur behind SpaceX and Tesla, will join forces with Fox News host Tucker Carlson for a highly anticipated two-night special event. As the mastermind who recently took the reins of Twitter, Musk’s influence has expanded considerably in recent times. This exclusive interview, airing Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, is set to captivate nationwide viewers.
During the special two-part interview, Musk and Carlson will discuss various topics, including the growing concerns surrounding artificial intelligence (AI). “AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production. It has the potential of civilization destruction,” Musk said in a preview of the event.
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Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has generated significant media attention, with the platform being perceived as having a left-leaning bias. His commitment to restoring free speech has rattled Democrats and liberal media outlets alike. One of his first moves as CEO of Twitter was to reinstate former President Trump’s account, which had been banned following the Capitol riot on January 6th. This controversial decision signaled a significant shift in the platform’s approach to user management.
Furthermore, Musk granted independent journalists access to Twitter’s archives, resulting in a series of reports called “The Twitter Files.” These files shed light on Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, the events that led to Trump’s suspension, and the collaboration between the tech giant and the federal government to regulate content.
However, Musk’s tenure as CEO has not been without its share of controversies. He faced backlash for suspending journalists who allegedly violated Twitter’s “doxxing” policy while reporting on his private jet. After public outcry, the journalists were allowed back on the platform. Musk also faced criticism for restricting content from Substack, a popular newsletter subscription service. Following significant pushback, he rolled back some of the limitations placed on Substack links.
Throughout his time at Twitter, Musk has repeatedly clashed with legacy media organizations. For example, after removing The New York Times’ verified checkmark and labeling them “propaganda,” he labeled NPR as “US state-affiliated media” due to its government funding. Subsequently, Musk changed NPR’s label to “Government-funded Media,” which prompted both NPR and PBS to announce their departure from Twitter.
Viewers eagerly await the insights and perspectives Musk will share during his conversation with Carlson. As “Tucker Carlson Tonight” continues to dominate cable news ratings, boasting an average of 3.3 million viewers in March, this groundbreaking event promises to be a memorable and provocative discussion on the future of technology, social media, and free speech in America.