Siru Murugesan, a Senior Engineer for Twitter, was caught on camera by Project Veritas admitting that the company’s “commie as f*ck” staff “censors the right” and hates billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk for being a “capitalist.”
“Twitter does not believe in free speech,” Murugesan said in a series of recordings released on Monday by Project Veritas.
“Elon [Musk] believes in free speech,” he added, explaining that “some of my colleagues are like super left, left, left, left, left” on the political spectrum. “Our jobs are at stake — he’s a capitalist, and we weren’t really operating as capitalists, more like very socialist,” Murugesan said. “We’re all like Commie as f–k.”
“‘I think it’s just like the environment, like you’re there and you become like this Commie — they call it ‘Commifornia,’” he said, referring to Twitter staffers’ nickname for California.
I don’t know [if] the two parties can truly co-exist on one platform,” he continued. “We’re actually censoring the right, and not the left.”
According to Murugesan, Twitter’s blatant censorship of right wing views is “true. There is bias. It is what it is today.”
While Twitter has not released a statement to the public in response to the explosive Project Veritas video footage, the Big Tech giant reportedly sent out an internal email to staff warning them about the video.
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“As we expected, a video was posted this evening by Project Veritas depicting a Tweep allegedly speaking about a number of company issues,” the email reportedly states.
“We are in contact with the person involved and doing everything we can to help them. There may be more videos to come, and we’re continuing to monitor the situation,” Twitter’s email continues.
“Please remember that we all have an obligation to protect confidential, proprietary information and not discuss internal conversations, policies, or products outside of work.
The leaked recording came shortly after Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal wrote a 13-tweet thread about how his platform fights spam bots, apparently prompted after Musk expressed doubt in the company’s claim that only 5% of its users are bots and put his acquisition of the company on hold.
Musk was unimpressed with Agrawal’s lengthy explanation for how the big tech platform fights spam, with the South African billionaire responding with an unflattering emoji and a probing question about Twitter’s advertising practices, Valiant News reported.
So how do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money? This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter.
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