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'Commie' Twitter employees vent about Musk

18 May 2022

4:30 PM

18 May 2022

4:30 PM

Everyone guessed that the poorly-adjusted, short-tempered, activist-Millennial employees of Twitter would have trouble adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ of Muskdom – but as negotiations continue surrounding the purchase the world’s most powerful social media platform, staff have been leaking details about Twitter’s ideological rot.

Today, Twitter senior engineer, Siru Murugesan, has told an undercover journalist working for Project Vertias that ‘Twitter does not believe in free speech’.

He’s [Elon Musk] a capitalist and we weren’t really operating like capitalists, more like very socialist. Like, we’re all like, commie as f**k.

Ideologically, it does not make sense like, because we’re actually censoring the right, and not the left. So, everyone on the right wing will be like, “Bro, it’s okay to say it, just gotta tolerate it.” The left will be like, “No, I’m not going to tolerate it. I need it censored or else I’m not gonna be on the platform.”

So, it does that on the right. It’s true. There is bias.’

Most employees at Twitter are not sure how society’s two ideological forces can coexist on the platform if Musk gets his way with free speech, given that the left has become heavily radicalised toward complete intolerance of opposing thought. In real life, activists take to the street and scream at the sky when they don’t get what they want – online they engage in loosely organised militia groups to cancel multi-million dollar companies.

When asked how employees felt about Musk buying Twitter, Murugesan admitted that ‘they hate it’ with many threatening to quit. Not that their absence would bother Musk, who would immediately replace them with more tolerant and professional employees. The last thing an (evil?) capitalist wants is a room full of over-sensitive, unprofessional children throwing tantrums and wandering off when they feel like it.

Staff are rightly concerned that a Musk-run Twitter will make changes in order to turn a profit – shocking.

The undercover interview included the inside scoop on employees complaining about the collapse of their safe space. It appears that employees have been living in a crucible that encourages communist thinking which the general public see played out via Twitter’s censorial algorithms and so-called ‘community safety guidelines’ that read more like an instruction manual for a new dictatorship.

Describing the sort of communism that Twitter employees embrace, an employee replied:

Essentially like, everyone gets to do whatever they want, no one really cares about like OPEX [Operating Expenses], like capitalists – they care about numbers or care about how to make the business more efficient. But in Twitter, it’s like mental health is everything, like, if you are not feeling it, you can take a few days off. People have taken months off, they will come back. But you always like, like do your best at any time. And that’s the culture and you know, we’ll run the business as much as possible.’

The one thing Twitter doesn’t care about is the mental health of the people it allows the activist left to harass, bully, and stalk via their platform – or the mental health of a society whose social views are manipulated via the censorial policies of Twitter HQ. Australia’s Katherine Deves felt the full weight of Twitter abuse, which was ignored by Twitter’s Woke staff who sympathise with the ideological views of the attackers.

Lead Client Partner for Twitter, Alex Martinez was also caught on camera with Project Veritas saying:

Well, right now we don’t make a profit. So, it’s gonna say ideology, which is what’s led us into not being profitable.

The rest of us who have been here believe in something that’s good for the planet, and not just to give people free speech.

Because again, like, these people [the employees of Twitter] really do believe in what we’re doing. These are the policies we [Twitter] put in place for misinformation or mislabelling media – or whatever.

Why do you think this should be taken down? Those are the questions they’re going to ask him [Elon Musk].

It’s going to be hard for him [Elon Musk] to be like, “Uh, because people [Twitter’s users] should make their own decision.” It’s like, no, but people don’t know how to make a rational decision if you don’t put out correct things that are supposed to be out in public.’

He goes on to say that, as an advertiser, he wants the platform to be as ‘fair, transparent, and accurate as possible’, missing the point entirely that social media is not a publication – it is a place for human conversation. Who is to be appointed as the arbiter of global truth? As the late, great Christopher Hitchens said in his timeless speech:

Who is going to decide – to whom do you award the right to decide which speech is harmful or whom is the harmful speaker? Who is to determine, in advance, what are the consequences going to be that we know enough about in advance to prevent? To whom would you give this job? Do you know anyone to whom you would give this job?’

Twitter believes that job sits with them.

Martinez went on to defend Twitter censorship:

If that means there’s a level of censorship to make it [Twitter] correct. Quote, unquote again. And what does correct mean? I guess, like, it just kinds of goes into the idea of like, well, what is correct?’

The words of an intellectual giant.

When Martinez was told that Musk had Asperger’s, the tolerant and kind Martinez immediately called him ‘literally special needs’.

Twitter is aware that interviews like the one above have done little to sway the public in support of their censorial behaviour. Worried about further interviews occurring, a message was sent to employees titled, ‘Targeting of Tweeps’ (Tweeps is what they call themselves, while users are called Twits).

Martinez, not realising that he is speaking to a Project Vertias journalist, said, ‘You’re lucky that you met me organically ‘case I would be questioning everything about you.’

Musk has more than one battle on his hands. Aside from his soon-to-be staff behaving like tiny communists and inserting ‘like’ into every sentence, he has to contend with the ‘bot infestation’. Twitter promised that less than 5 per cent of accounts were fake. That figure is looking to be closer to 20 per cent with the problem particularly rampant with public figures like Joe Biden where it was revealed that around half of his 22.2 million followers are fake.

This is a priority for Musk, as the value of Twitter is linked to the size of its userbase. Twitter doesn’t get to count Russian bots as part of its value, meaning the $44 billion deal may end up being discounted due to – wait for it – fake news.

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