Twitter CEO Elon Musk claimed in an interview that the US government has full access to users’ private direct messages and said that knowing this information completely blew his mind.
In part of this interview, Musk told the host that he was shocked to learn that the government can read the direct messages of users on this social network.
Musk, who recently founded an artificial intelligence company called X.AI, said in this interview: “I was surprised by how effectively government agencies have access to everything that goes on Twitter.” I was not aware of this until now and I just found out about it.
During his interview, the presenter asked Musk directly: Does this access include direct user messages? Musk replied: Yes.
Musk also expressed concern about the latest artificial intelligence technology, saying he believes it has the potential to destroy civilizations. He continued: Artificial intelligence is more dangerous than you think, for example, it is like the wrong design of an airplane or the bad repair or production of a car.
The comments come as Musk officially embroiled himself in yet another feud with NPR, an independent news organization, last month.
In an official statement, White House spokesperson Karin Jean-Pierre responded: National Radio is a completely independent news organization.