Elon Musk said he still held a broadly favorably view of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, even after a lengthy series of disclosures from the company showing how they sought to influence the 2020 US elections.
“To be clear, I am overall very much pro FBI. The agency does a great deal of important work protecting the public,” the new Twitter boss said in a tweet Friday.
“That said, no organization is perfect and part of the FBI obviously overreached with respect to online censorship.”
Musk’s tweet came in response to a question about conservative accounts allegedly being suspended for criticism of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and whether the FBI was “still working at Twitter.”
It’s not the first time the billionaire has gone to bat for the bureau.
“With rare exception, the FBI seems to want to do the right thing,” Musk said earlier this month.
Twitter hired many former FBI employees before Musk bought the platform.