Several media outlets reported recently that Will MacAskill was a liaison between Sam Bankman-Fried and Elon Musk, trying to set them up to discuss a joint Twitter deal. The story gained traction after Musk's texts were released as a part of court proceedings related to the said deal. The texts can be viewed here, the discussion between Will and Elon carries on across a few pages, starting on page 87.
In no particular order, after a quick Google search, the outlets that ran the story are:
- Business Insider
- Daily Mail
- Yahoo Finance
- New York Times
- Fast Company (titled: Sam Bankman-Fried and Elon Musk just killed effective altruism - Twitter deal is not explicitly mentioned, however a good read nonetheless)
- The Atlantic
Some users already provided additional sources and raised good concerns about Will's involvement in comments here and here. I think that in light of what is recently going on with SBF, FTX, Elon Musk and Twitter this involvement warrants a response from Will (different than the general response to the FTX debacle) - a response both to the community and to media at large. The story is already spreading across media big and small, serious and tabloid and a reaction is very much needed.