The self-proclaimed Chief Twit is taking steps to make sure he never gets Twitter File-d during his own rule while Elon Musk and his Twitter Files are revealing the internal dynamics of the social media company’s prior administration.
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Platformer managing editor Zoe Schiffer revealed on Saturday that Musk had issued an email to the company’s surviving employees warning them against disclosing “confidential” material and threatening to take legal action against anyone who did so.
“As evidenced by the many detailed leaks of confidential Twitter information, a few people at our company continue to act in a manner contrary to the company’s interests and in violation of their NDA,” the email from Musk read.
“This will be said only once: If you clearly and deliberately violate the NDA that you signed when you joined, you accept liability to the full extent of the law & Twitter will immediately seek damages,” it added.
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The NDAs were available for signing by employees until 5 pm. The warning stands in stark contrast to Musk’s position as a “free speech absolutist” who routinely tweets statements of a similar mindset, such as “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” and “Transparency is the key to trust,” but who does not hold the same opinions regarding his own stint at Twitter.
The email was conveniently leaked to Schiffer, who also provided them with a link to The Tech Worker Handbook to explain their rights.
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Musk, on the other hand, inflamed the right on Friday night with a Twitter Files release regarding Twitter’s choice to block Donald Trump in the midst of the Capitol melee on January 6. Musk, on the other hand, hasn’t been as transparent about his own justification for blocking users: Musk resurrected the Twitter accounts of white racists and neo-Nazis despite their previous suspension from the service after suspending Kanye West for sharing a picture of a symbol.
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West was fired shortly after publishing a screenshot of a text message exchange with Musk and an ugly image of the Twitter CEO, so it appears that he made the mistake of breaking Musk’s personal rules. Musk used the acronym “FAFO,” which stands for “f**ked around, found out,” in a tweet following West’s expulsion.