Reed Hastings, the co-founder and CEO of Netflix, defended Elon Musk, the new CEO of Twitter, saying he is the most creative individual in the world.
While talking about the differences between the two CEOs, Hastings said that people should give Musk a break. He also praised his work in helping the world through his various ventures.
During a panel discussion at the DealBook Summit, Hastings, who is one of the founders of Netflix, praised Musk for his efforts in establishing an open platform for society and democracy.
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After receiving the response from Hastings, Musk responded by saying that he was very happy for the kind words. He also noted that he supports the democratic process and believes in free speech.
According to Hastings, how Musk goes about it is not how he would do it, but he is still respectful. He also said that he was surprised by how people were criticizing him.
Musk has faced criticism for his various changes to the platform, such as the implementation of a subscription fee for verification.
In early 2018, Musk criticized Netflix for its "woke mind virus," which he claimed caused the company's losses. He later praised the company for its response to employees who tried to remove content they didn't like.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Examiner.