In a recent statement, Elon Musk revealed that X, previously known as Twitter, will cover the legal expenses of individuals who face unjust treatment from their employers due to their engagement on his social media platform. Musk assured users that there will be no restrictions on the financial aid provided.
Musk encouraged affected users to share their experiences if they had encountered discrimination or negative actions as a result of their posts or interactions. The social media platform underwent a name change last month, transitioning from Twitter to X.
Describing himself as a strong advocate of “free speech,” Musk has been openly critical of the platform’s content moderation policies even before his involvement. Upon announcing his takeover of Twitter in April of the previous year, he emphasized the platform’s role as a “digital town square” for essential discussions crucial to humanity’s future and stressed the importance of free expression.
Recently, the company that owns Twitter initiated legal action against an anti-hate organization, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). This move came after CCDH’s research highlighted the widespread presence of hate speech and misinformation on the platform since Musk’s leadership. X Corp, the entity behind X, accused CCDH of unlawful conduct and data breaches to gain unauthorized access to their information.