Musk Eyeing YouTube Next?

The billionaire called out YouTube for its “scam ads.”

QUICK FACTS:
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to call out YouTube over “scam ads” on Tuesday.
  • The billionaire tech mogul tweeted his frustration about the ads and shortly after posted a meme, illustrating his thoughts on YouTube’s content moderation policy.
  • Americans immediately began to question whether Musk might be turning his attention from Twitter to YouTube as the social media platform he is most interested in.
MUSK’S TAKE ON SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP:
  • Musk previously condemned Twitter over censorship, specifically targeting their action against the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story.
  • “Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate,” Musk said.
BACKGROUND:
  • Musk made headlines earlier this year with his bid to buy to first purchase controlling interest in Twitter stock and a later offer to buy the company outright and take it private.
  • The Twitter purchase deal recently seems to have become unstable as Musk threatened to walk away over the company’s refusal to give him information about its spam bot and fake accounts.