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With Musk as new boss, Rahul Gandhi hopes Twitter will act against hate speech

The Congress MP from Wayanad, Kerala also tagged statistics to show how his account was "manipulated. Read More

Friday October 28, 2022 7:16 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

New Delhi/Tesla: As Tesla CEO Elon Musk took over as the boss of Twitter, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote a cryptic message saying that the social media should now without pressure and will act against hate speeches.

Alleging that opposition's voice was suppressed by the social media giant, the Congress MP from Wayanad, Kerala also tagged statistics to show how his account was "manipulated".

 


"Congrats @elonmusk. I hope @Twitter will now act against hate speech, fact check more robustly, and will no longer stifle the opposition’s voice in India due to government pressure", Rahul wrote on Twitter.

Rahul took on Twitter to address Musk soon after he took over as new boss.

First thing Musk did as Twitter boss

According to some reports, the first thing Musk did after taking over as Twitter owner was to fire Indian-origin CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, the company's policy chief Vijaya Gadde and others.

 

According to a CNBC report citing sources on Friday, Agrawal and Segal have left the company's San Francisco headquarters and will not be returning.

Gadde, the head of legal policy, trust, and safety was also fired, The Washington Post reported.

Sean Edgett, Twitter's general counsel, and chief customer officer Sarah Personette were also fired by Musk, reports Insider.

The executives Musk fired have received handsome payouts.

Agrawal received $38.7 million, Segal got $25.4 million, Gadde got $12.5 million, and Personette received $11.2 million, according to Insider.

Musk's entrepreneur friend Jason Calacanis said:

"Day zero. Sharpen your blades boys."

"Seems like the twitter servers are still up and running!" Calacanis added.

"Twitter CEO is my dream job," he had told Musk earlier.

Musk's Twitter

Musk on Thursday told advertisers why he is finally acquiring Twitter, telling them that he wants the platform to be the most respected advertising platform in the world where users can see movies or play video games, ranging from all ages to mature.

In a letter to advertisers, he said that Twitter cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences.

Also Read | Hate Speech: SC asks Delhi, UP and Uttrakhand Police to take suo motu action

"In addition to adhering to the laws of the land, our platform must be warm and welcoming to all, where you can choose your desired experience according to your preferences, just as you can choose, for example, to see movies or play video games ranging from all ages to mature," Musk wrote to his more than 110 million followers.

He said that the reason he acquired Twitter is because "it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence".

He visited Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, with a kitchen sink in his hands.

 

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