Elon Musk denounces Sam Bankman-Fried for an organized smear campaign!

After much criticism of mainstream media outlets for their lack of journalistic integrity in reporting on FTX executives, Tesla executive Elon Musk has criticized the news site Semafor for having former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) as the media outlet’s lead investor. Elon Musk took to Twitter and let Semafor know that he believes Semafor has a “massive conflict of interest“in the area of “journalistic integrity“.

Elon Musk decries Semafor, Tesla executive calls the company’s journalistic integrity garbage.

On November 23, 2022, the 2022-founded news site Semafor tweeted a message about the company’s newsletters, and Tesla executive Elon Musk gave a shout-out to the news publication. In response to Semafor’s tweet, Musk said. wrote at: “Semafor is owned by SBF. This is a massive conflict of interest in your reporting. Journalistic integrity is garbage.

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Elon Musk, who is also the new owner of Twitter, further shared an image from Crunchbase, which shows Semafor’s top five core investors. Topping the list of Semafor investors is former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

Semafor is a fairly new news outlet that started in 2022 and was co-founded by former New York Times (NYT) columnist and former Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith and former Bloomberg L.P. CEO Justin Smith.

Axios called both Smiths “media disruptors“and, in the same issue of Axios, of “disruptors of the economy“. Justin Smith stated that Semafor would “reimagine quality global journalism“after the population Semafor is addressing has “lost confidence in all sources of information“.

Elon Musk denounces
Semafor’s investor list via Crunchbase.

Musk’s criticism of Semafor comes on the heels of criticism a number of mainstream media publications have received for running feature stories on FTX and Alameda Research executives. For example, the New York Times published an article that was condemned by crypto supporters after it reported that SBF was sleeping better and playing video games.

The NYT article is not the only one that has been criticized, as people have criticized editorials published by the Washington Post, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) after they covered FTX and Alameda Research executives.

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Musk’s response to Semafor’s tweet has been retweeted a few thousand times and has more than 22,000 likes at the time of this writing. The news publication’s Twitter account did not respond to Elon Musk’s criticism, but a number of people appreciated Elon Musk’s attack on the news publication.

Yes, indeed, excellent reminder “, replied one user. Another person said wrote to: “Each platform [Sam Bankman-Fried] is involved has the same aesthetic as its wardrobe“. Musk’s comment comes at a time when many people do not trust mainstream media publications, and despite Semafor’s intentions, people believe that that the “skeletons of the company are coming out“.

It’s time to block anyone paid by SBF,“an individual wrote In response to Elon Musk’s tweet about Semafor.

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