Elon Musk mocked after getting ‘Dune’ quote wrong

Elon Musk was mocked after getting a quote from Dunes very bad.

After officially taking over Twitter in October, Musk responded to criticism of his new approach to the social media platform.

“Fanaticism is always a function of suppressed doubt,” Musk wrote Tuesday, Nov. 22, on Twitterattributing the quote to Frank Herbert in his epic novel Dunes.

But Twitter’s fact-checking software called out Musk for inaccuracy, adding under his tweet: “This is not a quote from the book ‘Dune’ but from the psychologist Carl Jung. The actual quote is “Banoism is always a sign of repressed doubt.”

One person responded to the tweet criticizing Musk’s recent approach to employees, writing, “There’s only one unhappy employee whose job is to check facts, you know he does it just to see how far he can go before he gets fired.”

But one person wrote in support of Musk: “He was just checking to see if the bot was working.”

Among the dozens of stars to hit on Musk are Kathy Burke, Stephen Fry, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, comedy band SpitLip and Jack White, who also left the platform over the weekend.

Twitter itself is expected to collapse imminently; over the past few weeks, Musk has laid off thousands of employees and advertisers have started fleeing the platform in droves. Within days of Musk’s takeover, hate speech on Twitter is also said to have increased – use of the N-word, for example, increased by almost 500% in 12 hours.

Musk also reportedly told Twitter’s remaining staff last week that they had to “work long, high-intensity hours” or leave the company, with rumors of the site collapsing soon after.

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