Elon Musk’s appearance at Twitter worries some employees, especially the content censorship of the platform.
Four employees Twitter reveal to Reuters that they and many of their colleagues feel insecure because Musk join the board of directors of the company. Previously, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), this billionaire will hold the position of Class II Director with a term ending in 2024.
These employees believe Musk may be able to influence future company policies, especially regarding abusive and harmful content. This could undermine Twitter’s years of efforts at being a sane platform.
Twitter’s board of directors does not currently make company policy decisions. However, the staff group said that with Musk’s personality, it is not excluded that he will interfere deeply in social networks in the near future.
There are some signs that Musk will put pressure on Twitter. A week before revealing his 9.1% investment in social media, he took to his personal page with nearly 80 million followers and asked if a social platform should adhere to the principle of freedom. speech or not. The majority of participants chose “no”. In the past, this technology billionaire has also repeatedly criticized Twitter for its lack of free speech.
On April 4, he also created a poll, asking users if they wanted to add editing features to tweets. The survey attracted more than 2.74 million votes, of which 73.6% chose the answer “yes”. A day later, Twitter announced that the editing feature would be testing soon, initially only for Twitter Blue premium monthly accounts.
Musk is also called upon by the community recover account of former US President Donald Trump, but he has not yet responded to this issue.
Some Twitter employees are also concerned that Musk will use the platform to attack those who do not like it. In 2018, the billionaire was criticized when he wrote on social media that the British diver who rescued children trapped in a cave in Thailand was a pedophile. This person then sued Musk for defamation, but lost.
Bao Lam (according to Reuters)
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