Elon Musk recently launched a chatbot with the intention of providing an anti-“woke” platform to discuss current events and politics. The chatbot was created in response to efforts by other companies, such as Twitter, to enforce rules around the spread of misinformation and hateful content.
Unfortunately, the chatbot hasn’t gone as planned. Users quickly took to Twitter to point out how the objectively-worded chatbot, which disqualified any statements deemed ‘woke’ or progressive, was allowing multiple accounts to push hate speech and even QAnon conspiracy theories. Musk has since shut down the chatbot, but many are still questioning the true nature of his motives and which values he may have actually been attempting to weaponize and promote.