‘Twitter does not believe in freedom of expression’: Twitter engineer recorded saying that they censor the right

A man described by Project Veritas as a senior engineer at Twitter has been caught admitting to an undercover reporter that the company has a strong leftist bias and that conservatives are routinely censored.

Siru Murugesan was filmed by a Veritas agent saying that the corporate culture at Twitter is extremely leftist and saying that his colleagues “hate, hate, hate” the proposed acquisition by Elon Musk.

“Twitter doesn’t believe in free speech,” he said, adding that his co-workers “hated” Musk’s $44 billion bid to take control of the company.

“They hate it,” he said.

‘Oh Lord. At least I’m fine with that. But some of my colleagues are like super left, left, left, left, left.’

When asked how his co-workers responded to the news of the Musk purchase, Murugesan responded: “They’re like, ‘This would be my last day if this happens.'”

Murugesan said Twitter’s office politics were so leftist that it shaped his own views and changed him.

“I started working on Twitter and turned left,” he said.

“I think it’s like the environment, like you’re there and you become like this communist.”

Murugesan said the right-wingers were openly censured.

Siru Murugesan, described by Project Veritas as a senior engineer on Twitter, was caught on camera by an undercover agent admitting the company has a leftist bias, doesn’t believe in free speech and employees ‘hate’ Elon. Musk.

Elon Musk said his Twitter purchase on Friday was

Elon Musk said his Twitter purchase on Friday was “temporarily on hold.” He has accused the company of leftist bias

“Ideologically, it doesn’t make sense, because we are actually censoring the right and not the left,” he told the undercover reporter.

“So everyone on the right will say, ‘Brother, it’s okay to stay, I just have to put up with it.’

‘The left will say, no, I will not tolerate it. I need to get it censored or I won’t be on the platform.

‘So, it makes it to the right. It’s true. There is bias. It is what it is today,’ Murugesan said.

Musk himself has frequently complained of a left-wing bias on Twitter, pointing out that right-wing figures like Donald Trump and Steve Bannon are banned while extremists from the other side are allowed to stay on the platform.

Murugesan said “a lot has changed” since Musk began the acquisition process on April 25.

He said employees were worried about their jobs, because their companies run differently than Twitter’s ‘socialist’ workplace.

“You know, our jobs are on the line,” he said.

“He is a capitalist and we were not really operating as capitalists, more as very socialist. Like we’re all communist as fuck.

Murugesan called Twitter's workplace culture

Murugesan called Twitter’s workplace culture “socialist” and “communist as shit,” in contrast to Musk’s strong capitalist instincts.

The engineer told the undercover reporter that many of his colleagues were up in arms over Musk's takeover proposal.

The engineer told the undercover reporter that many of his colleagues were up in arms over Musk’s takeover proposal.

Murugesan said the company’s operating procedures were extremely lax.

“Essentially, everyone can do whatever they want, no one really cares how [operating expenses]like capitalists, they worry about numbers or they worry about how to make the business more efficient,’ he said.

“But on Twitter, it’s like mental health is everything, like if you don’t feel it, you can take a few days off.

‘People have taken months off, they will come back.

‘But you always like it, like giving your best at any time. And that’s the culture and you know we’ll run the business as much as possible.

‘But at the same time, you know, like the profits weren’t that much.’

Murugesan said many employees had openly tried to thwart the takeover, concerned in particular about Musk’s promise to reinstate the likes of Trump. Critics warn that you will see an increase in hate speech on the platform; supporters say it’s an important move for free speech.

“We did everything we could to rebel against it,” Murugesan said.

Many employees rebelled against that.

‘But at the end of the day, [the] the board of directors has the floor, and then they acted in their best interest because they didn’t want to be sued.’

On the day Musk’s inauguration was announced, April 25, Twitter employees warned of a “mass exodus” of staff, with one participant in an “All Hands” meeting describing the richest man in the world as “a person with questionable ethics”.

Staff were invited to the meeting via video link, hosted by CEO Parag Agrawal and Bret Taylor, the chairman of the board.

Questions submitted by staff during the 45-minute meeting were read by Marketing Director Leslie Berland.

One question asked, in another recording obtained by Project Veritas, was: “How do the board and Mr. Musk plan to deal with a mass exodus considering the acquisition is by a person with questionable ethics?”

Taylor responded that “one of the topics today is continuity.”

He said: “The issue of attrition – as Parag said, one of the topics today is continuity and ensuring that Parag and this leadership team continue to run the business successfully on behalf of our users, on behalf of our customers, and which has obviously been a big topic of discussion on the board.

“And as I mentioned, an area that is also important to Elon Musk, because of the importance of Twitter as a service.”

Leslie Berland, director of marketing, read the questions submitted by Twitter staff.

Leslie Berland, director of marketing, read the questions submitted by Twitter staff.

Musk, the world's richest man, was described by a future employee of his as

Musk, the world’s richest man, was described by a future employee of his as “a person of questionable ethics.”

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco is shown on April 25.  During the meeting, many staff members asked if they would still be allowed to work from home.

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco is shown on April 25. During the meeting, many staff members asked if they would still be allowed to work from home.

Agrawal said he had seen a lot of questions about the process, about the share schemes and about working conditions in the future. He said that much remained to be clarified.

He said he would try to set up a staff forum with Musk and said he would stay with the company as CEO, at least until the deal was finalized.

“He wants Twitter to be a powerful and positive force in the world, like all of us,” Agrawal said of Musk.

‘He thinks Twitter matters.’

He urged employees to “operate Twitter as we always have,” adding that “how we run the company, the decisions we make and the positive changes we drive, that will be up to us and in our control.”

Twitter employees are sharing their concerns in internal chat rooms, the New York Post shows.

“We are all going through the five stages of grief in cycles and everyone’s nerves are frayed,” a senior software engineer reportedly wrote on the company’s internal Slack channel.

The staff member called Musk an “asshole” and tried to comfort his colleagues.

“We are all spinning and thinking worst case scenarios (Trump is back! No more restraint!).

‘The fact is that [Musk] He hasn’t talked about what he plans to do in any detail outside of broad statements that could easily be seen as hyperbolic bluster,” he added.

A reliability engineer for the site wrote that it was “physically embarrassing to watch Elon talk about free speech.”

A senior video engineer on staff announced his plans to resign, saying “Maybe this isn’t the place to say it, but I won’t be working for this company after the acquisition.”

Employee unrest began as soon as the successful acquisition of Musk was confirmed.

“I feel like I’m going to throw up… I really don’t want to work for a company that’s owned by Elon Musk,” one staffer said, according to New York Times reporter Talmon Smith.

Smith’s source told her he was “absolutely crazy” on internal chat rooms.

Another Twitter employee reportedly complained, “I’m not quite sure what I’m supposed to do… Oh my God, my phone has been exploding… We have a meeting about it at 5pm… The CEO will address everyone on this.” (it=elon).

‘I hate him, why does he want this?’

The 50-year-old Tesla mogul agreed to pay shareholders $54.20 in cash for each common share before the explosive deal closed.

The 50-year-old Tesla mogul agreed to pay shareholders $54.20 in cash for each common share before the explosive deal closed.

Musk pledged to protect free speech on Twitter, “defeat spam bots” and “authenticate all humans” in welcoming the acquisition.

He also revealed that he planned to “enhance the product with new features” and “make the algorithms open source to increase trust.”

But within the company, there was confusion over the announcement.

“I feel like he’s a petulant kid and he’s doing this to troll… he doesn’t know anything about our policies and what we do… his statement about our algorithm was crazy…

“Are we going to let everyone go crazy? … nobody knows,” the employee said, according to the New York Times.

Some Twitter staffers were “openly rebelling” against Musk, one observer noted, posting a screenshot of Twitter’s official Github site and posting a public response titled “The Algorithm,” without code.

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