Twitter doesn’t believe in free speech…’: secret recording of senior engineer reveals
Not everyone is happy with the Tesla CEO Elon Musk taking over the micro-blogging giant ‘Twitter’ and the left-wingers are certainly among them.
A Senior engineer identified as Siru Murugesan from Twitter, whose video that has now gone viral on social media, could be heard confessing that the micro-blogging platform is aligned with the far-Left and how it clamps down on Right-wing accounts.
The engineer had made the revelations while speaking to a journalist working with Project Veritas on April 28 this year. The video was shared on Twitter on Tuesday (May 17) by journalist Tim Pool.
In the viral video, Murugesan was heard as saying, “Twitter does not believe in free speech. Elon believes in free speech. He’s a capitalist and we weren’t really operating as capitalists, more like very socialist. Like we’re all commie as fu*k.”
According to Murugesan, Twitter’s office politics was so left-leaning that the people working at the micro-blogging site have changed their original views to adjust to the prevailing atmosphere.
He further said, “Ideologically, it does not make sense, 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 stay, just gotta tolerate it. The left will be like, no, I’m not gonna 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. I don’t know how two parties can truly co-exist on one platform,” the Twitter engineer continued. Siru Murugesan informed that his ‘Leftist colleagues’ hated the idea of a Twitter takeover by ‘capitalist’ Elon Musk.
Murugesan said that a ‘lot has changed’ in the company’s culture ever since the Twitter deal had been in progress.
“Oh my God. I am at least like okay with it. But some of my colleagues are like super left, left, left, left, left. They are like this would be my last day if this happens,” he emphasized.
“We did all we could, to like a revolt against it. A lot of employees revolted against it.’ But at the end of the day, [the] board of directors has the say, and then they acted in their best interests cause they didn’t wanna get sued,” he pointed out.
“Essentially like everyone gets to do whatever they want, no one really cares about like (operating expenses), like capitalists, they care about numbers or care about how to make the business more efficient,” he emphasized.
He also pointed out how working for Twitter has even impacted his own political views. “Like I started working at Twitter and became Left. I think it is just like the environment like you are there and you become like this commie,” the Twitter engineer continued.
Sharing the video, Tim Pool tweeted, “Breaking from Project Veritas Twitter employee confirms bias at Twitter Seems I was right Because conservatives tolerate leftist speech and leftist won’t tolerate the right, Twitter opts to censor the right as “balance” @elonmusk “
Breaking from Project Veritas
Twitter employee confirms bias at Twitter
Seems I was right
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) May 16, 2022
Twitter recently agreed to an acquisition by Tesla CEO in a deal worth USD 44 billion, although it is still subject to shareholder approval. However, Elon Musk declared that the USD 44 billion takeover bid of the micro-blogging site is on hold.
Elon Musk himself has frequently complained about a left-wing bias on Twitter. He had said Twitter’s decision to ban former US President Donald Trump was a mistake and he would reverse it if his acquisition of the social media company is successful.
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