Elon Musk Says He’s “Laughing His A** Off” At BBC Claim That Trolling Has Gotten Worse On Twitter

March 06, 2023

Elon Musk said he was “rolling on the floor laughing my ass off” at a BBC investigation, which showed that trolling, hate speech, and disinformation have grown on since his $43B takeover. Musk mocked the BBC website story’s headline, “Twitter can’t protect you from trolls any more,” arguing that the social network was not exactly a utopia before he took control of the company last year. “For someone on the inside, it’s like a building where all the pieces are on fire,” a Twitter employee told Spring. “When you look at it from the outside the façade looks fine, but I can see that nothing is working. All the plumbing is broken, all the faucets, everything.”The BBC said: “Both Twitter and Musk were approached during the making of the film, and prior to broadcast, to comment on specific points raised in the film.