Elon Musk Says Twitter Was Full of Workers Doing ‘Fake Work’ – and Thinks Most Silicon Valley Giants Are Too

In a recent virtual appearance at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit in London, Elon Musk defended the large-scale layoffs executed since his acquisition of Twitter and hinted at a potential hiring surge in the future. According to Musk Twitter and many other Silicon Valley companies are filled with people doing “fake work” measured by “vanity metrics.”

Elon Musk gestures as he speaks during a SpaceX press conference on February 10, 2022, in Texas. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Derelict Zombie Apocalypse:’ Twitter Employee Lawsuit Reveals Elon Musk’s Refusal to Pay Rent in San Francisco

Former Twitter employees are suing Elon Musk and his new holding company for Twitter, X. Corp, over allegations including fraud and breach of contract related to claims of unpaid severance. But some of the most interesting revelations from the lawsuit are the exposure of Musk’s attitude towards paying rent for the company’s buildings. Musk reportedly said in one conversation that he would pay rent “over his dead body.” His lawyer later claimed that charging rent in “derelict zombie apocalypse” San Francisco is unreasonable.

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Supreme Court Avoids Reexamining Section 230

The tech industry appears to have defeated attempts to hold them legally liable for hosting terrorist content on their platform, having today received favorable decisions in two Supreme Court cases, Twitter Inc. v. Taamneh, and Gonzalez v. Google.

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Lawsuit: Twitter Shared Identity of Dissident with Saudi Arabia who ‘Kidnapped ,Tortured, Imprisoned’ Him

Areej Al-Sadhan, a US-based human rights activist, has accused Twitter of sharing her brother’s identifying information with the Saudi Arabian government, leading to his imprisonment. According to the activist, Twitter shared her brother’s personal details, then “As a result, Saudi Arabia kidnapped, tortured, imprisoned, and —through a sham trial — sentenced my brother to 20 years in prison, simply for criticizing Saudi repression on his Twitter account.”

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Linda Yaccarino Said Woke Corporations Should Have More Influence over Twitter Before Elon Musk Named Her CEO

Elon Musk recently appointed Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter, but at a conference in April, Yaccarino grilled Musk on his tweets and content moderation policies on Twitter, providing insight into how she sees the platform. Yaccarino stated that advertisers should have a greater hand in shaping the platform’s policies, explaining: “Product development, ad safety, content moderation — that’s what the influence is.”

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Elon Musk Cuts Twitter’s Workforce Down to 1,000 Full-Time Employees

Elon Musk’s Twitter has cut its workforce to the lowest level in years with only around 1,000 full-time employees remaining, according to anonymous sources familiar with the company. This comes in the wake of Musk’s aggressive staff cuts and a wave of resignations since he officially acquired the social media platform six months ago.

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