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Elon Musk spoke to Twitter staff about freedom of speech


On Thursday, June 16, Elon Musk held a meeting with Twitter employees for the first time since April, when he agreed to buy the service with the company’s management. How write American media, citing the participants of the online meeting, Mr. Musk paid the most attention to the problem of freedom of speech, although in general a variety of topics were discussed at the meeting: from remote work to aliens.

Mr. Musk noted that people should be able to say what they want, even if it is potentially harmful, but not illegal statements. At the same time, in his opinion, this does not mean that Twitter should promote such statements, in addition, it should allow users to filter content for themselves. When asked if there would be layoffs in the company, Mr. Musk said that it depends on the financial situation and that the company needs to improve its health. At the same time, he noted that now Twitter’s expenses exceed its income.

Mr. Musk also spoke out against remote work, which has become widespread on Twitter since the start of the pandemic. He said that working from home is possible in some situations, but in general he is in favor of working in the office. According to CNBC, citing sources, most employees negatively perceived Mr. Musk’s statements – in internal chats after the meeting, they discussed the possibility of layoffs, refusal to work remotely and a decrease in attention to content moderation.

Recall that Mr. Musk agreed on a deal at the end of April, its amount should be $44 billion. Difficulties and scandals continue after the agreement is reached. So, at the end of May, Twitter investors sued Mr. Musk and the management of the service due to the “chaotic” course of the transaction, which, in their opinion, negatively affects the company’s shares, and Mr. Musk himself spoke about a possible failure of the transaction due to that the management of Twitter hides from him information about fake accounts in the service.

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Yana Rozhdestvenskaya



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