“If an organization portrays itself as balanced, but is not, it should be labeled to inform the public,” Twitter Owner Elon Musk said Monday, when asked about reports that CNN staff had previously been ordered not to investigate the origins of COVID-19.
Musk was replying to a tweet from Collin Rugg, co-owner of Trending Politics:
“BREAKING: CNN told their staff to not share COVID-19 ‘lab leak’ theory due to it being a ‘Trump talking point.’ Hey @elonmusk: When are you going to label CNN as State Affiliated Media?”
Musk replied to Rugg by suggesting Twitter might take his advice:
“Good point. If an organization portrays itself as balanced, but is not, it should be labeled to inform the public.”
Rugg’s tweet appears to be referencing an article by Fox News reporting that CNN’s journalists had been instructed to ignore the possibility that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab – because it was a “Trump talking point”:
“But in the early months of the pandemic, then-CNN president Jeff Zucker would not allow his network to chase down the lab-leak story because he believed it was a ‘Trump talking point,’ according to a well-placed CNN insider.
“‘People are slowly waking up from the fog,’ the insider told Fox News Digital. ‘It is kind of crazy that we didn’t chase it harder.’”
In recent weeks, newly-discovered documents have revealed that both the FBI and Energy Department had previously concluded that COVID-19 likely originated in a Chinese lab.
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