CNN Blasted For Fact-Checking Meme From Elon Musk That Mocked The Far-Left Network
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CNN was slammed online Monday morning for fact-checking a meme from Twitter CEO Elon Musk that mocked the far-left news network.

Musk tweeted out the meme after enduring weeks of attacks from the leftist mainstream media for trying to maximize free speech on the platform.

Musk tweeted a meme that looked like a news headline which stated: “CNN: Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by literally allowing people to speak freely.”

The meme included a photo of CNN co-host Don Lemon.

The CNN Communications account responded to Musk, “This headline never appeared on CNN. Be Better.”

The account then appeared to post its own digitally altered screenshot of Musk’s tweet that included an alleged image from Twitter that stated: “This tweet violated the Twitter rules on sharing false, fabricated and misleading information.”

Musk responded, “Lmaoooo.”

CNN’s response elicited widespread mockery, including many that said that their response was more hilarious than Musk’s original tweet mocking them with the fake headline.

The main news headline that Musk generated Monday centered around his tweets targeting Apple and its CEO Tim Cook.

Musk signaled that he was willing to “go to war” with Apple after the company has largely stopped advertising on Twitter and has reportedly threatened to boot the social media platform from its App Store.

“Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?” Musk asked. “What’s going on here @tim_cook?”

“Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why,” Musk added.

Musk then posted a poll, which he has used in the past to make decisions about what he will do at the company, asking, “Apple should publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers[?]”

Musk highlighted an account that claimed to have been silenced by Apple and asked, “Who else has Apple censored?”

Musk also renewed his criticisms of the fees that Apple charges app developers, “Did you know Apple puts a secret 30% tax on everything you buy through their App Store?”

Musk stated back in May that “Apple’s store is like having a 30% tax on the Internet.”

“Definitely not ok,” he said. “Literally 10 times higher than it should be.”

Musk also shared a meme suggesting he would rather “Go To War” with Apple than “Pay 30%.”

Related: Musk Releasing Files On How Twitter Suppressed Free Speech

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