According to a new report, Twitter CEO Elon Musk is preparing to sue Twitter employees who leak confidential information to the press.
The announcement came from managing editor at the Platformer, Zoë Schiffer.
“NEW: Elon Musk is threatening to sue Twitter employees who leak confidential information to the press. He’s asking staffers to sign a pledge indicating they’ve understood,” she tweeted.
The email, which was ironically leaked, read as follows (summarized by Schiffer):
As evidenced by the many detailed leaks of confidential Twitter information, a few people at our company continue to act in a manner contrary to the company’s interests and in violation of their NDA. This will be said only once: If you clearly and deliberately violate the NDA that you signed when you joined, you accept liability to the full extent of the law & Twitter will immediately seek damages.
Musk says occasional slip ups are understandable “but breaking your word by sending detailed info to the media” with the intent to harm Twitter “will receive the response it deserves.”
Employees have by 5pm today to respond.
NEW: Elon Musk is threatening to sue Twitter employees who leak confidential information to the press. He's asking staffers to sign a pledge indicating they've understood. Here's the email:
— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) December 10, 2022
REPORT: Elon Musk will sue employees who leak confidential information to the press.
This man is not playing around 😂
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 10, 2022
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Musk has been on a rampage as he cleans house at Twitter.
On Friday, Musk called out three Twitter employees who were announcing their resignation this week from the social media giant.
The three resigning staff members gave their sanctimonious reason for why they were leaving the company but Musk wasn’t having it.
— annecollier (@annecollier) December 8, 2022
The original comment from Musk came in response to an article shared by conservative journalist Mike Cernovich which detailed how Twitter refused to remove child porn from the app. Cernovich was responding to the Twitter post above.
“Twitter refused to remove child porn because it didn’t ‘violate policies’: lawsuit,” the article headline from the New York Post read.
“You all belong in jail,” Cernovich said in response to a Twitter statement made by Anne Collier, Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council who was announcing her resignation.
Musk soon followed up: “It is a crime that they refused to take action on child exploitation for years!”
This comment seemed to set a fire under Dorsey as he quickly responded.
“This is false,” said the former Twitter CEO.
Musk fired back: “No, it is not. When Ella Irwin, who now runs Trust & Safety, joined Twitter earlier this year, almost no one was working on child safety. She raised this with Ned & Parag, but they rejected her staffing request. I made it top priority immediately.”
“At the same time, Ned was spending millions of dollars on Warriors seats. Super messed up priorities,” Musk continued.
See the exchange below:
Elon Musk just put Jack Dorsey on blast.
LOVE TO SEE IT. pic.twitter.com/LaavoVh6pz
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 9, 2022
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Also on Friday, musician Elton John announced on Twitter that he was leaving the social media app because “misinformation” was going to “flourish unchecked.”
“All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together,” John tweeted. “Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world. I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.”
Elon Musk got the final word in as John announced his departure.
“I love your music,” Musk replied. “Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?”