The US billionaire vowed to foot authorized payments of each worker “unfairly handled” for his or her tweets and likes
The billionaire proprietor of X, previously identified at Twitter, has supplied authorized assist to customers unfairly fired, canceled or in any other case mistreated by their employers over the posts they’d shared or preferred on his social media.
“Should you had been unfairly handled by your employer as a consequence of posting or liking one thing on this platform, we’ll fund your authorized invoice,” Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday night. “No restrict. Please tell us.”
Musk, who has championed himself as a self-declared “free speech absolutist,” was pressured to observe by on his promise to accumulate the corporate for round $44 billion final October.
Since then, he fired round three quarters of Twitter’s workers and launched a controversial paid subscription mannequin in a bid to make the corporate worthwhile. He additionally rolled again lots of the platform’s restrictive speech insurance policies and launched troves of paperwork detailing its collaboration below earlier administration with the US authorities and pro-censorship NGOs to stifle anti-establishment content material.
The billionaire, nonetheless, has struggled to persuade Twitter customers of the sincerity of his free speech absolutism since hiring NBCUniversal advert maven and World Financial Discussion board member Linda Yaccarino because the platform’s new CEO in June. This comes regardless of his taking a gratuitous swipe at liberal bogeyman and fellow billionaire George Soros and internet hosting Republican presidential candidate and anti-woke crusader Ron DeSantis’ announcement of entry into the 2024 race.
Lately rebranded as X, Twitter has complied with 80% of all authorities takedown requests within the first six months since Musk took over as CEO, a big enhance from the 50% fee that characterised the pre-Musk period.
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