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Mori Chu wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:17 am
Superbone wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:28 am
Take the three months! Get out of there! It's coming from the inside.
The employees should be careful what they say and how they handle any departure. If they voluntarily click any button such as "Yes I want to leave," then suddenly they've quit rather than being fired, and they might lose their benefits or severance or stocks or whatever else they would be entitled to if fired. It's probably afoul of various California employment laws, what Elon is doing, but I am no expert in such.
Maybe just don’t choose “I want to leave” and quiet quit instead.
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Last night on Twitter was nuts. Almost all of the engineers quit the company; the site is run by a skeleton crew of miscreants now. Everybody was saying goodbye and posting Titanic sinking memes and such things. Meanwhile:


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I am actually enjoying the Twitter meltdown aside from all the employees having to find other jobs. He obviously has zero respect for any Twitter employee. His heavy handed approach has quickly led to the demise of the company he just bought and there is no one to blame but himself. I won’t lose any sleep if Twitter went away.

Another billionaire with a massive ego who has no respect for those who work for him. Bezos just simultaneously fired half his employees and gave Dolly Pardon 100 million dollars to spend on whatever charities she wants. There is something wrong with that. We can’t afford to keep you guys on the payroll anymore, so you are fired. I have so much money from this company that I am running out of ways to spend it so I will give $100,000,000 away to make myself look good.

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Along those line, ‘Dack:

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I still refuse to use Tiktok and think it's dangerous. Wouldn't surprise me if they ban it in the US or force the company to sell it to a US ownership.


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A supergenius, a titan of business and technology.


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Karma…

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They're saying now that Elon has people working on a brain implant the size of a coin. Who in their right mind would get that thing implanted? I also think it's rich that people were making up conspiracy theories about COVID vaccines containing evil microchips in them, but now some of those same people think it would be cool to voluntarily get a microchip put in their brain.


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I don’t doubt some day they will implant chips that enhance our lives. I’m going to France. I better make sure my Universal translator is working.

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Cool, cool. Twitter's turning into a swell place.


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Musk hyped a big "Twitter Files" article to be posted by former journalist Matt Taibbi. In a tweet thread, Taibbi describes some internal emails and chats sent by Twitter employees that he has been given (by Musk / his office?) that he feels show coordination with Democrats to censor articles and tweets about the Hunter Biden laptop story. The thread is long, maybe 35-40 tweets:



Based on the tweet thread, Donald Trump is now calling for revoting the 2020 election and/or throwing out its results and installing himself as President (because, why not):



IMO reading this I just don't see any "there" there. People were posting pornographic images of Hunter Biden naked without his permission, and the Biden campaign and other Democrats sent email to Twitter's Trust & Safety team to ask to have them removed. As per their standard policies, Twitter took these down. Politicians or candidates are always permitted to ask for T&S to review content for removal. I'm sure Trump's people did the same as did others. And Twitter is free to remove such content, and imo they should do so. What's the scandal here?

If anything, this document dump reveals that Musk has no hesitation about releasing private conversations between Twitter employees / former employees to the public, which seems pretty sketchy to me. He leaves most of their real names in the docs, which is likely to cause these employees to be targeted for harassment and threats. And I just don't see anybody in the released messages doing anything inappropriate. They are reviewing user reports of inappropriate revenge porn content and taking some posts down based on said reports. Musk claims this is a violation of the 1st Amendment. The 1st Amendment protects private citizens and companies from having their freedom of speech silenced by the government. Joe Biden wasn't even an elected official in 2020; he was a candidate and private citizen. How does the 1st Amendment even apply here?

Here's a good article from The Bulwark on the whole mess:

https://www.thebulwark.com/no-you-do-no ... n-twitter/

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I think this thread on the subject is pretty good:

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