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Elon Musk says he will pay legal fees for those who lose their jobs for using Twitter X

In a somewhat unexpected move, given the current situation of his personal finances, Elon Musk said it would cover the legal fees of anyone who loses their job because of their comments or activities within X’s social network, formerly known as Twitter.

During the last months we have witnessed how the social network has been transforming in a frankly radical way, under the apparent ambition of maximizing any possibility of generating profits, regardless of where the income comes from.

This is how X, formerly Twitter, has opened the doors to somewhat controversial personalities who, under any previous parameter, could be considered subject to immediate suspension or blocking of their accounts.

This is how the platform, without an apparent active moderation team, has gradually become a site where extremist, hate speech and ultra-conservative They occupy a place of greater weight day by day.

To this is added that the accounts permanently focused on misinforming now operate with greater freedom than ever before. What has generated this situation where many users have been looking for some time to resemble what Twitter was.

But this does not seem to worry Elon Musk. On the contrary, he seems willing to maintain this strategy and take it to its ultimate consequences.

Elon Musk offers to pay legal fees for those who lose their jobs for using X but it could be just a bluff

Through a publication in his official account of the social network of Xformerly known as Twitter, Elon Musk has stated that: “If your employer treated you unfairly because you posted or liked something on this platform, we will finance their legal expenses. Unlimited. Let us know.”

In other words, it seems that the formerly richest man in the world, owner of a social network that has currently lost the 66% of its value, involved in a scandal where apparently even to build a house, ensures that he can cover the legal expenses of a site with almost 354 million active accounts:

The publication, at the time of writing this note, is around 500 thousand likesaccumulating more than 89 thousand retweets and close to 56 million reproductions.

Obviously it was going to generate consequences and reactions, where multiple accounts within the network began to share cases where dismissals actually occurred based on the manifestation of their ideological, ethical and racial positions.

Musk has remained relatively quiet since then.


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