Elon Musk Locks Offices On Employees

(FreedomBeacon.com)- After firing a handful of employees the day he took over at Twitter, last Friday, Elon Musk laid off half of the company’s 8,000 employees citing the company’s financial losses.

Multiple far-left groups, including Media Matters, the NAACP, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the National Center for Transgender equality, recently wrote an open letter demanding companies pull their advertising from Twitter.

Some corporations have complied, including Pfizer, Volkswagen, General Mills, General Motors, Ford, and United Airlines.

Musk tweeted on Friday that the reduction in Twitter’s workforce was necessary since “the company is losing over $4M/day.” He explained that every terminated employee would be offered a 3-month severance package “which is 50% more than legally required.”

Despite employees being offered a 3-month severance package, an attorney representing four Twitter workers preemptively filed a federal lawsuit against the company last Thursday arguing that Musk did not provide a 60-day notice before laying them off.

The attorney, Shannon Liss-Riordan, had previously filed a similar lawsuit against Musk’s electric car company Tesla after it laid off 10 percent of its workforce. A Texas judge ruled in favor of Tesla in that case.

The American corporate media, who largely dismissed the concerns of tens of millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the COVID lockdowns, have been howling in indignation over the mass layoffs.

Then again, it’s always different when it happens to people allied with the press.

Despite the mass layoffs, Twitter’s 2,000 content moderators were largely unaffected, according to Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of Safety and Integrity. Roth tweeted that the daily volume of “moderation actions” has not gone down since Musk purchased the company.

In a separate tweet, Musk assured users that Twitter’s “commitment to content moderation remains absolutely unchanged.” He said since taking over the company, “hateful speech” on the platform has “declined below prior norms.”

Yoel Roth also told users that Twitter’s commitment to combatting “harmful misinformation” related to elections remains the platform’s “top priority.”