Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, stated that Vladimir Putin referred to him as a “war criminal,” indicating that the Russian President is “not precisely my greatest friend.” The second-wealthiest individual in the world tweeted this in response to a Twitter user who questioned why Russian leaders were permitted to use the platform. Anonymous Operations uploaded a screenshot of a tweet by former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who stated that Ukraine will “disappear” because “no one needs it.”
The user labeled Mr. Musk and inquired as to why he permitted the return of Russian leaders to the platform.
“According to rumors, Putin referred to me as a war criminal for assisting Ukraine, so he is not precisely my closest friend. To some extent, all news is propaganda. Let individuals make their own decisions “Mr. Musk said in response.
The tweet divided users, with some arguing “it’s essential to allow everyone to communicate freely” and others claiming “the pure form of truth can only be found in mathematics and empirical engineering.”
According to a report that Twitter no longer limits Russian state media’s reach.
It also stated that Twitter’s search results, timeline, and recommendation tools “are displaying Mr. Putin’s presidential account, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and its UK Embassy, all of which were restricted when hostilities erupted.”
Mr. Musk has frequently expressed his opinions on the Russia-Ukraine conflict throughout the conflict. Mr. Putin’s advisers lauded him for proposing a peace plan deemed favorable to the Russians, provoking backlash from the West.
Musk has repeatedly commented on the Russia-Ukraine war.
However, Russian television criticized Mr. Musk in January after SpaceX donated over 20,000 Starlink satellites to the Ukrainian military.
During the same conversation, Russian state television presenter Vladimir Solovyov referred to Mr. Musk as a “war criminal.” Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, uploaded a translated version of the video to Twitter.