Elon Musk may have already broken a key clause in the deal he struck with Twitter. A day after Twitter revealed the terms of its deal with Musk, the Tesla CEO has already raised questions about his willingness to abide by the no-derogation clause.
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission Twitter shared on Tuesday, “Musk is permitted to issue tweets about the merger or transactions contemplated herein as long as such tweets do not disparage the company or any of its representatives.” In other words, Musk can tweet about the deal as he wants, but he can’t discredit Twitter or its employees.
But then again, Musk appears unwilling to moderate himself, and he did so on the account of a senior Twitter executive.
On Tuesday evening, Musk responded to an earlier tweet Politico The story that reported on Twitter’s chief policy officer, Vijaya Jade, During a meeting with employees discussing the purchase of a mask. The original tweet also referenced Jade’s role in The story of Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2020. (The company is fast after initially trying to limit the story, citing its policy on hacked material).
Musk responded, “Suspending a major news organization’s Twitter account for publishing a true story was clearly incredibly inappropriate.” On Wednesday, Musk targeted Gadi again, tweeting a meme based on her appearance on Joe Rogan Podcast.
Tweets that sparked a wave of Directed at Jade, he pushed two former Twitter CEOs to defend her. Co-founder and former CEO of Twitter EV Williams wrote that Gadde is “one of the most thoughtful and principled people I know.”
Former CEO Dick Costolo was more focused. “You make a CEO of the company you just bought a target for harassment and threats,” he said She said. He wrote in a separate “Bullying Is Not Leadership” tweet. “I’m just saying Twitter should be politically neutral,” Musk replied.
Notably, no Jack Dorsey – who was recently Musk’s takeover – or current CEO Parag Agrawal suspended directly. Agrawal tweeted on Wednesday that he was “proud of our people who continue to do the work with focus and urgency despite the noise.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Regardless, this kind of ‘hype’ coming from Musk isn’t likely to do well with Twitter employees, many of whom already are. apprehensive About the direction Musk will take on the podium.
musk claimed He wants Twitter to be “politically neutral,” which in his estimation means “disturbing the far right and the far left in equal measure.” Early reports looking at changes in As for high profile accounts, she notes, far-right politicians are seeing a sharp rise in followers.
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