Elon Musk hold a Q&A session with Twitter employees in an attempt to put an end to the internal protests that arose after being told that the mogul was going to join the board, as revealed by the Washington Post. Employees, in particular, fear that the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and now one of the main shareholders of the San Francisco company, will influence decisions that could make the social network a place where harassment and misinformation reign. .
“We say Twitter is what’s going on and what people are talking about right now. A lot of times we [en] twitter we are what’s going on and what people are talking about. This has undoubtedly been the case this week, ”commented Parag Agrawal, CEO of Twitter, in an internal message to which the aforementioned medium had access and where schedule your employees for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with the new board member. “After our meeting was announced, many of you had different types of questions about Elon Musk, and I want to invite you to ask him these questions.”
Twitter spokesperson Brenden Lee confirmed the Washington Post that the company plans to hold a Q&A with Musk and his employees. Without revealing, yes, important details. Among them, the date on which it will take place. Workers are likely to ask the manager what are your plans on twitter and also show your concern about any changes you plan to make.
Twitter employees fear Elon Musk is turning the platform into a place of misinformation
Elon Musk’s purchase of part of Twitter appears to be linked to an investigation the tycoon conducted on his Twitter profile. In her, He asked his followers if they thought the platform upheld basic principles of free speech. The majority voted no. A few days later, the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States will report the acquisition of 9.2% of the shares of Twitter by the billionaire.
The musk also always has been in favor of users sharing their opinions however controversial. Proof of this are his various publications against the restrictions that prevent the spread of the coronavirus or on trade unions in companies. Employees therefore fear that this way of thinking of Musk could influence the decisions of the board of directors. Mostly, because of the influence it could have on the rest of the members.
In particular, they fear that the “freedom of expression” that Musk seeks for Twitter results in posts that promote harassment, misinformation or in content that incites hatred on the Platform. Some messages sent via Slack and shared by the Washington Postreflect these concerns. “We know this has hurt workers, the trans community, women and others with less power around the world” “How are we going to reconcile this decision with our values? does it affect humanity?” wrote one of the employees.
Despite this, Twitter officials maintain that there will be no change in company policy.