In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Sunday, tech mogul Elon Musk revealed that government agencies had access to Twitter, including people’s direct messages.
The news wasn't as shocking to users who paid attention to the 'Twitter Files' that was released on the platform. Musk was asked by Carlson about the company’s relationship with the government and he responded by saying “Yes, they have access to our data. They can see people’s direct messages.” He went on to explain that this was done in order to protect users from malicious actors and ensure their safety online.
This revelation has caused a stir among users of the platform who are now questioning how secure their data is when using Twitter. Many are concerned that their private conversations could be accessed without their knowledge or consent. Others are worried about potential censorship of content due to government interference.
Musk also discussed the recent changes he has made since taking over as CEO of Twitter last October. He spoke about his plans for improving user experience and making sure the platform remains open and accessible for everyone. He also addressed concerns about censorship and promised that no one would be silenced on Twitter under his leadership.
It remains unclear how much access government agencies have been granted but it is clear that this news has raised some serious questions about privacy and security on the platform. It will be interesting to see if any further information is released in the coming days or weeks regarding this matter.