Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and now X, not too long ago took to the latter with a message for all its customers: the platform previously often called Twitter will fund their authorized invoice in the event that they have been “unfairly” handled by their employer, for liking or posting one thing on the platform. By unfairly, he means in the event that they have been terminated and misplaced their job over mentioned act.
Musk’s tweet (or submit) continues on, saying that there will likely be no restrict over how a lot he’ll fund them, successfully sending the message that the social community will foot their completely authorized invoice, ought to and when the necessity arises. Including on to this monetary cherry, Musk additionally mentioned that the platform will likely be “extraordinarily loud” about the entire thing, and even go after the board of administrators of the businesses.
If you happen to have been unfairly handled by your employer attributable to posting or liking one thing on this platform, we’ll fund your authorized invoice.
Please tell us.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 6, 2023
It goes with out saying that Twitter, lengthy earlier than its transition into the entity now often called X, is a spot the place everybody and anybody who desires to choose a battle with whomever, to submit illicit and NSFW materials, and at one level, the place customers may add full-length characteristic movies for his or her followers to stream.
Musk additionally complained that, lengthy earlier than he purchased acquired X, the social media platform had not adhered to its rules of free speech and since buying it, the person has loosened up most of its moderation insurance policies, given the pink slip to most of its content material moderation crew, and even reinstated the return of a few of its banned customers. And sure, that checklist consists of its most crucial offender, former US President Donald Trump.
That isn’t all Musk is doing both. Final week, he introduced that X had sued the Centre For Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) labelling the platform as “poisonous” and that it was raking the platform’s servers and cherry-picking essentially the most hateful posts it may discover, with a purpose to run a scare marketing campaign to drive away any potential advertisers.
Getting again to the primary matter, it stays to be seen whether or not X will honour Musk’s promise. Because it stands, the person has a propensity of working his mouth and making snapshot determination and adjustments on the platform, earlier than in the end backtracking on them, both attributable to backlash from customers or mentioned options simply failing spectacularly.