Elon Musk will address questions from Twitter employees after his appointment to the social media company’s board of directors led to an internal outcry. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal invited employees to the AMA session -Ask Me Anything – saying that it would be a chance for them to ask Musk questions directly.
Musk will address Twitter’s employees concerns in AMA session
Twitter employees are concerned that how Musk’s addition to the board of directors will impact the company’s environment and their day-to-day job activities. Twitter CEO, Agarwal, said; “We say that Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. Often, we [at] Twitter are what’s happening and what people are talking about. That has certainly been the case this week. Following our board announcement, many of you have had different types of questions about Elon Musk, and I want to welcome you to ask those questions to him.”
Employees are worried that Musk’s seat on the board could really harm the company’s progress towards eradicating hate speech and misinformation on the platform. A digital ad agency leader said that Musk’s role may scare off brands from doing business on Twitter. Likewise, an employee told a local publication; “We know that he has caused harm to workers, the trans community, women, and others with less power in the world.”
The Musk’s persona
Musk has not specified what he wants to do as a board member, but he has portrayed that he does not intend to remain passive, with a recent tweet saying; “Looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!” Conservatives have cheered the announcement and seem hopeful as they have criticized the company for banning former US President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a former tech entrepreneur, dismissed employee concerns in a tweet, stating; “I hear Twitter employees are panicking about Elon Musk. What are they afraid of? Might get harder to censor and silence conservatives?”
Source: BBC News