Peter Doocy Puts KJP in the Hotseat: ‘When are you Guys Gonna Delete the White House Twitter Account?’

Peter Doocy from Fox News, asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, “When are you guys gonna delete the White House Twitter account?”

Pretending to be oblivious to the obvious, KJP answers with a question, “Why would we do that?”

Doocy responds, “Well, you say that you’re keeping an eye on Twitter because it might not be a suitable platform. So why use it?”

KJP annoyed with Doocy replies, “Look, I wanna be very clear here, the president has always said, he has been very clear in his belief that it is important that social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech and miss information. And he will continue to say that. Media platforms make independent choices about their information that they present.”

“So look, I don’t have anything to share on any policy or any changes that we will be making,” she continued. “We have multiple platforms, as you know, that we utilized to communicate with the American people.”

Doocy then moves on, “When you say that you’re going to be monitoring some of the speech on there, if you see something that you don’t like, would you try to shut Twitter down?”

KJP retorts, “So look, when you talk about monitoring it is, I hate to break it to you Peter, just like everybody else, we very much monitor the news. We pay very close attention to what you all are reporting. And Twitter’s in the news a lot. And so that’s what we’re paying attention to. We’re paying attention to what is in the news and what is being reported on the misinformation out there.”

Last week a reporter asked what the White House was doing with Twitter accumulating more and more users all while advocating free speech, to protect against miss information that might be on the platform. KJP announced the White House is keeping a close eye on Twitter.

Musk responded to the news with, “Why are so many in the media against free speech? This is messed up.”

Musk has faced much criticism since he announced he wanted to take over Twitter, and it has only heightened since he successfully did. Some celebrities have announced their departures, and some companies have paused advertising on the platform.

Today however it seems that there has been little change in the rhetoric in the news on Twitter. Reed Hastings only had positive things to say about Musk, and Apple’s Tim Cook took Musk on a tour of Apple’s headquarters, and the pair discussed misunderstandings around Apple possibly withholding Twitter from the app store.

While some scream about Musk’s takeover it seems some in the corporate world are cheering for him.

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