Project Veritas has released leaked audio of Monday’s Twitter staff meeting about Elon Musk’s purchase of the platform.
In the audio, the staff discuss their concerns about Musk making it clear that a big motivation for his purchase was their “content moderation practices” — which includes extreme censorship and lack of transparency about their algorithms.
“I believe Twitter grows as a service, allows for more people to use the product… because we have built tools, processes for people to be able to feel safe and control their experiences… Sometimes that means more thoughtful moderation,” Parag Agrawal, CEO, Twitter, says.
The audio is only about a minute long, but Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe has promised that there is more to come.
According to a report from Politico, Twitter’s top lawyer Vijaya Gadde cried during the meeting “as she expressed concerns about how the company could change.”
“Gadde, who has worked at Twitter since 2011, is the key executive charged with overseeing Twitter’s trust and safety, legal and public policy functions. She is seen internally as Twitter’s ‘authority’ and the executive tasked with handling sensitive issues like harassment and dangerous speech,” the report explained.