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X will foot legal bills of users unfairly treated by employers for posting or liking content: Elon Musk


Elon Musk stated that his social media company X (formerly Twitter) will fund the legal bills of any user that was treated unfairly by their employer for engaging with content on the platform.

In an April 6 X thread announcing the move, Musk said that lawsuits of any scale will be supported:

“If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill. No limit. Please let us know.”

The post appears to have been received well, and has more than 200,000 likes at the time of writing, with a flood of people putting their hands up for potential lawsuits.

For example, The Libs of TikTok, a right-wing content account, highlighted a case in which a Limited Run Games employee Kara Lynne (@Kara_Creates) was reportedly fired for following the account on X.

In potentially putting his money where his mouth is, Musk responded by asking: “Kara, is that accurate?” with Lynne then stating: “The situation is slightly more complicated than the headline. But yes.”

Musk is a self-described “free speech absolutist” who holds a clear disdain for cancel culture, and this latest move seems to fall in line with his push to shift X away from content censorship, particularly relating to political and ideological views.

In December, Musk tweeted that “cancel culture needs to be canceled,” and under his ownership, X has gone on to reinstate a number of accounts that were banned for policy violations under the previous ownership.

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The latest announcement from Musk comes as changes continue to unfold at X.

The platform underwent a full rebrand from Twitter to X in July as part of a push to become an “everything app”.

The revenue-sharing model was also recently introduced for users, while on Aug. 2, X also rolled out an option for the premium Blue service subscribers to hide their verified checkmarks.

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