Twitter CEO Elon Musk (left) and Anthony Fauci, who stepped down as the White House’s chief medical adviser at the end of 2022. (Theo Wargo/Saul Loeb via Getty Images)
- Elon Musk says the next version of Twitter Files will contain information about Anthony Fauci.
- “Later this week,” Musk replied to a user who asked when “#FauciFiles” would be released.
- Musk targeted the doctor and scientist in December, tweeting: “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”
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Elon Musk teased the release of the “Fauci files” on Sunday, which follows his criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who resigned as the White House’s chief medical adviser at the end of 2022.
“Hope you have a good day 1 2023!” CEO of Twitter tweeted. “One thing’s for sure, it won’t be boring.”
In response to Musk’s comment, one user tweeted: “Waiting…… for #FauciFiles.” The billionaire replied: “Later this week.”
Musk targeted Fauci in early December when he tweeted: “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”
On Dec. 13, Fauci said in an interview with the scientific journal Nature that Musk’s remarks “get a lot of hate out of people.” When asked if his safety was at risk, Fauci replied, “Of course.” He added that he “armed the FBI with me the whole time.”
Later that month, Musk said several Twitter employees had an internal Slack channel called “Fan Club Fauci.” He then tweeted that Twitter should change its policy and “follow the science”, which should include “justified questioning of the science”.
Fauci has previously announced that by the end of 2022 he would step down from his many roles, including the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Meanwhile, journalists named by Musk discussed several controversies stemming from so-called Twitter files. These include internal discussions about the decision to ban former President Trump from tweeting in the wake of the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.
But CEO of Twitter and some independent journalists are annoyed that the Twitter files have not received more press support.