Elon Musk Offers to Sue on Behalf of Users Fired for Tweets

Elon Musk Offers to Sue on Behalf of Users Fired for Tweets

Elon Musk has said that X Corp will sue on behalf of users who have been ‘treated unfairly’ by employers for posting or liking something on the site formerly known as Twitter, in addition to paying their legal fees.

“If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill,” Musk tweeted in a post on 5 August. “And we won’t just sue, it will be extremely loud and we will go after the boards of directors of the companies too.”

Musk added that there would be no limits to the bills that X was prepared to fund. The series of tweets follows Legacy Motor Club’s suspension of NASCAR driver Noah Gragson, who had ‘liked’ a racist meme parodying the death of George Floyd.

X Corp’s conduct has recently come under scrutiny after Musk threatened legal action against the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), an anti-hate speech campaign group whose study of the Twitter platform allegedly found that the publication of hateful material on the site has risen since its purchase by Musk last year.

A legal representative for Musk accused the CCDH of posting articles that made “inflammatory, outrageous, and false or misleading assertions about Twitter”. The CCDH subsequently accused X Corp of intimidation.

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