Senior Twitter staffer: ‘Commie’ company doesn’t believe in free speech
A man identified as a senior Twitter engineer said that he and fellow employees are ”
Commie as f***” and working to censor the Right.
“Twitter does not believe in free speech
,” Siru Murugesan said, according to a report citing Project Veritas.
“Elon [Musk] believes in free speech,” Murugesan said on hidden camera footage released Monday.
Employees at the social media company “hate” the idea of a Musk takeover, he added.
“Some of my colleagues are like super left, left, left, left, left,” according to the engineer.
“Our jobs are at stake,” he added. “He’s a capitalist, and we weren’t really operating as capitalists, more like very socialist. … We’re all like Commie as f***.”
There is even a nickname for how left-wing the work environment is, according to Murugesan.
“I think it’s just like the environment, like you’re there and you become like this commie,” he said. “They call it Commiefornia for a reason.”
Murugesan also appeared to say that Twitter pushes a left-wing bias.
“I don’t know [if] the two parties can truly coexist on one platform,” he said. “We’re actually censoring the Right and not the Left … It’s true. There is bias. It is what it is today.”
Staffers are terrified of a right-wing resurgence on Twitter in the wake of a Musk takeover, according to Murugesan.
Many are “stress-eating” and “worried for our jobs,” he said.
Prior to Musk, employees at Twitter were enjoying a liberal work environment in which “essentially everyone gets to do whatever they want,” Murugesan said.
“If you’re not feeling it, you can take a few days off,” he said. “People have taken months off.”
“I basically went to work like four hours a week last quarter … It’s just how it works in our company.”
Now, all that is at risk, Murugesan said, despite attempts from leftist employees to stop the Musk takeover.
“We did all we could to, like, revolt against it. A lot of employees revolted against it. But at the end of the day, [the] board of directors have the say, and then they acted on their best interests ’cause they didn’t wanna get sued.”
“‘Cause if they get sued, their families are at stake,” he said. “They’re always looking out for themselves at the end of the day, right? And they looked out for themselves, as they should.”