Musk last month told them sign up for “high intensity long hours” or leave the company. Many have decided to leave.
Now he is demanding that they not release classified information to the press and is threatening to sue them if they do. Also, he’s asking that they sign a pledge today to show that they understand.
That’s according to Platformer reporter Zoe Schiffer, who has been closely following the turmoil on Twitter since Musk’s $44 billion takeover in late October.
Ironically, it appears that Schiffer learned of Musk’s latest demands through the very type of leak he’s facing, and posted his findings on the platform he now owns.
Fortune he reached out to Twitter on Saturday but didn’t receive an immediate response outside of normal business hours.
“This will only be said once: If you clearly and knowingly violate the non-disclosure agreement you signed when you signed up, you accept liability to the fullest extent of the law, and Twitter will immediately seek damages,” Musk reportedly warns i employees in an email. Occasional mistakes are understandable “but breaking your word by sending detailed information to the media” with the intent to harm Twitter “will get the response it deserves”.
Schiffer included a link to The Tech Worker’s Handbookadding, “If you’re a tech worker considering sharing information with the media, you have rights.”
He also shared Musk’s own tweet which read, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
Musk pledged to make Twitter more transparent and described himself as a “free speech absolutist.”
Earlier this month, he touted the release of curated corporate communications prior to its acquisition involving what it described as Twitter’s “suppressing the Hunter Biden story.”
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, tweeted in response: “If the goal is transparency to build trust, why not release everything without filters and let people judge for themselves? Including all discussions of current and future actions? Make everything public now.
Moss today tweeted“Twitter is both a social media company and a crime scene.”
Last month, Musk fired nearly two dozen employees who publicly or privately opposed him. according to the New York Times.
Not long after taking over the company, Musk laid off about half of its workforce. He then told the remaining workers that the company could fail in the “tough times ahead and asked them to work with a”manic sense of urgency.”
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