Tesla CEO Elon Musk has commented on the leaked video of a Twitter worker overtly admitting that Twitter has no freedom of speech and his colleagues are ‘commies as f***’ as the video has now gone viral on social media. ‘Is this legit?’ Elon Musk wrote on the video posted by journalist Benny Johnson. The video of 1 Siru Murugesan, who recognized himself as a senior engineer at Twitter, created a stir after it was leaked by a far-right activist group calling itself Project Veritas. Another video where Twitter lead consumer associate Alex Martinez talks about how Twitter controls opinion has been launched. Musk has reacted to that video as nicely with a smiley.
“Twitter does not believe in free speech. Elon believes in free speech. He’s a capitalist and we weren’t really operating like capitalists, more like very socialist. Like we’re all like commie as f***. Ideologically, it does not make sense like because we are actually censoring the right and not the left. So, everyone on the right wing will be like, ‘bro, it’s okay to say it. Just gotta tolerate it.’ The left will be like, ‘No I’m not gonna tolerate it. I need it censored or else I’m not gonna be on the platform.”
On being requested about what his colleagues take into consideration Elon Musk shopping for Twitter, the senior engineer mentioned, “They hate it. Oh my God. I’m at least like okay with it. But some of my colleagues are like super left, left, left, left, left. They’re like, ‘this would be my last day if it happens’.”
Murugesan mentioned the environment of Twitter is so Left that staff turn out to be Left making changes to their opinion.
While Twitter has not formally commented on the video, Benny Johnson posted the screenshot of an inner mail that the company despatched to its staff where it accepted the video. “We are in contact with the person involved and doing everything we can to help them. There may be more videos to come and we’re continuing to monitor the situation,” the purported mail mentioned, advising Twitter staff on how they’ll shield themselves from comparable makes an attempt sooner or later. “Please remember that we all have an obligation to protect confidential, proprietary information and not discuss internal conversations, policies, or products outside of work,” it mentioned.
Elon Musk’s Twitter deal has hit a roadblock as Musk is just not satisfied by Twitter’s declare that fewer than 5% of the accounts on the social media platform are faux or spam. In his tweet Tuesday, Musk mentioned that “20% faux/spam accounts, whereas 4 occasions what Twitter claims, may very well be a lot larger. My provide was based mostly on Twitter’s SEC filings being correct. Yesterday, Twitter’s CEO publicly refused to present proof of 5%. This deal can not transfer ahead till he does,” Musk tweeted.