Twitter reportedly doesn’t believe in freedom of speech, and people at the company “hate” Elon Musk’s 44 44 billion bid to take control of the company, a man described as being a senior engineer on the social media giant.
Project Veritas, an American ultra-right-wing activist group, has released a video showing Siru Murugesan, a senior Twitter engineer, showing that the company has a very strong leftist bias and that right-wingers have been publicly censored.
Mr Murugesan was caught on camera saying the company’s culture on Twitter was “extremely left” and that his colleagues called Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s proposed takeover “hate, hate, hate”, according to news agency ANI.
According to Mr Murugesan, the politics of Twitter’s office was so left-leaning that people working on micro-blogging sites have changed their outlook to adapt to the current environment.
Twitter recently agreed to an acquisition by Tesla CEO in a 44 billion deal, although it is still subject to shareholder approval. However, Elon Musk has announced that the-44 billion takeover bid of the micro-blogging site has been postponed.
Elon Musk himself has often complained about leftist bias on Twitter. He said Twitter’s decision to ban former US President Donald Trump was a mistake and that he would reverse it if his acquisition of the social media company was successful.
Asked how his colleagues reacted to the news of Elon Musk’s purchase, Mr Murugesan replied: “They are, if it happened, it would be my last day.”
Mr Murugesan said “a lot has changed” since the mask takeover process began in April and employees were worried about their work because his companies run differently from Twitter’s “socialist” workplace.
“He’s a capitalist and we weren’t really working as capitalists, much like socialism. We’re all less as F ***,” ANI reported.
The Twitter engineer, unknowingly pictured by Project Veritas, says what everyone knows: the right is censored on the platform, not the left.
He further added that his colleagues are left-wing extremists and that the company operates on the basis of communist logic. pic.twitter.com/zxp9bC49n0
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Mr Murugesan said the company’s operating procedures were too lax and “of course everyone can do whatever they want”.
Mr Murugesan said many workers had publicly tried to thwart the occupation and that many workers had revolted against it.
After Elon Musk announced the takeover of Twitter, Mr Murugesan said, “Employees warned about the ‘transfer’ of workers.”
“We did our best to choose to rebel against it,” he said.
An official response from Twitter is awaited on the claims made in the leaked secret video.
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