Twitter/X owner Elon Musk has fired the majority of the remaining Twitter team responsible for maintaining ‘election integrity,’ claiming that, in reality, they were doing the exact opposite.
In response to a post from X News Daily, which reported on the staff’s firing.
“Oh, you mean the ‘Election Integrity’ Team that was undermining election integrity?” Elon Musk wrote, adding, “Yeah, they’re gone.”
Oh you mean the “Election Integrity” Team that was undermining election integrity? Yeah, they’re gone.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 27, 2023
Some of the so-called election integrity teams were based in Dublin, Ireland.
A recent blog post on the ‘election integrity’ stated:
“You may not use X’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes, such as posting or sharing content that may suppress participation, mislead people about when, where, or how to participate in a civic process, or lead to offline violence during an election.”
“Any attempt to undermine the integrity of civic participation undermines our core tenets of freedom of expression and as a result, we will apply labels to violative posts informing users that the content is misleading.”
Elon Musk appears to believe that the ‘election integrity’ team was doing the opposite of what the company employed them to do.
The post continues:
“Not all false or untrue information about politics or civic processes constitutes manipulation or interference. In the absence of other policy violations, the following are generally not in violation of this policy: inaccurate statements about an elected or appointed official, candidate, or political party; organic content that is polarizing, biased, hyperpartisan, or contains controversial viewpoints expressed about elections or politics; discussion of public polling information; voting and audience participation for competitions, game shows, or other entertainment purposes; using X pseudonymously or as a parody, commentary, or fan account to discuss elections or politics.”
Earlier this week, Musk also posted a link to a video highlighting that Fauci and others making false claims about the COVID-19 vaccine:
Have you heard dis information?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 26, 2023
Musk slashed X’s workforce by a whopping 80% since he bought the company last year.
The cuts come less than a month after the platform said it was expanding its safety and elections team to “focus on combating manipulation, surfacing inauthentic accounts, and closely monitoring the platform for emerging threats.”
The move essentially eliminated the soy latte-drinking leftist “techies” who appeared to contribute very little to the company’s growth and, if anything, made Twitter into a radical activist organization.
Overall, X has improved considerably since Musk took over, although some questions remain about the role of Linda Yaccarino, the former NBC executive and World Economic Forum (WEF) member.
Yaccarino recently hired fellow ex-NBC executive and drag queen enthusiast Joe Benarroch, who was responsible for censoring anti-illegal immigration adverts by Trump at the network.
This week, Yaccarino said X could become profitable by the start of 2024, according to LiveMint.
Speaking on the profitability “road map” for X, Yaccarino said:
“Now that I have immersed myself in the business, and we have a good set of eyes on what is predictable, what’s coming is that it looks like in early ’24, we will be turning a profit.”
Yaccarino’s remarks came before her warning that the social media company is close to ‘breaking even.’
She also noted that 90% of the top 100 advertisers have returned to X in the last few months, and time spent on the platform has increased since June.
Twitter has also been on the receiving end of attacks from the British nonprofit – ‘The Center for Countering Digital Hate’ (CCDH).
The CCDH alleged that X Corp is failing to crack down on so-called “hate speech,” arguing that the hate speech has increased on the platform since Musk took over.
Meanwhile, other liberal groups claimed Musk would create a haven for hateful speech and misinformation.
However, those claims failed to manifest, and Musk continues his vision to build a “free speech” platform.