Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees on Thursday ahead of his $44 billion acquisition of the company.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO agreed to buy the company earlier this year, but has since expressed what seems to be hesitation about the deal, alleging that Twitter has not accurately disclosed the number of fake or spam accounts on the service.
Project Veritas obtained footage of the meeting between Musk and Twitter employees.
“I think it’s essential to have free speech and for- and to be able to communicate yeah, just communicate freely,” Musk said.
“If there are multiple opinions, but- and just make sure we’re not sort of driving a narrative.”
According to a source, the majority of the reactions on Twitter’s Slack messaging board were negative in nature.
Employees expressed that many of their worries about layoffs, remote work, a reduced focus on content moderation and inclusion and diversity measures were confirmed.
Employees also sent memes about how to brand themselves as exceptional, according to the source, an apparent reference to Musk’s note that exceptional employees could likely continue to work remotely and would not have to fear layoffs.
Project Veritas also leaked internal Slack messages that showed Twitter employees’ reaction to Elon Musk’s all-hands meeting.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 16, 2022
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