Selective Leaks of Earlier Discussions & Coverage Debates In The Title of ‘Transparency’ Would Put Twitter Workers At Threat
Typing “I do know this makes me sound like a loopy particular person however..” as a weblog submit opener is normally a very good motive to shut my browser window and take a stroll. However hey, it’s 2022, let’s soldier onward…
Because it was introduced that Twitter’s Board of Administrators and Elon Musk had reached an settlement to pursue a sale of the corporate there’s been a number of hypothesis about how the service may change below his possession.
Personally I’ve been upfront about my distaste for his type of abusive shitposting, impressed by his will to get issues achieved, and saddened by the shortage of vigor from Twitter’s Board and C-suite.
However I consider in capitalism and the desire of markets, so if Elon finally ends up as proprietor I’m not going to cry liberal tears and shut my account ASAP, I’m simply going to shrug and see how issues do. I’ve already modified my relationship with the service earlier within the pandemic, eradicating 98% of the accounts I’d beforehand adopted and, in consequence, spending a lot much less time letting different folks insert themselves into my day. Nevertheless because the press covers Musk’s antics and speculates what the corporate’s content material insurance policies may very well be going ahead to suit one particular person’s mutated model of ‘free speech,’ there’s one other concern that’s not getting sufficient consideration IMO: what’s about to occur to Twitter staff.
No, not their inventory choices or employment (job cuts are virtually actually coming however we’re in a strong marketplace for expertise and I’m assuming there are already many of us proactively searching for new alternatives), however the inside communications that sit inside HQ. Particularly, the years of emails and paperwork that element debates over coverage and authorized stances. The possibility of those getting selectively leaked by a brand new proprietor (or their proxy cutouts) simply went up.
Get ready for what appears like ‘embarrassing’ revelations round off the document chats, correspondence with politicians, poorly phrased questions or solutions, and even an exploration of attainable coverage outcomes that appears biased. Sure buddies, TwikiLeaks is looming.
Keep in mind Musk has his household workplace supervisor use a pseudonym to rent a personal investigator to dig up invented pedo filth on somebody who challenged him.
And is grossly slamming Twitter authorized and belief & security executives.
You don’t assume publishing some “skeletons within the closet” within the title of transparency is beneath him or his hangers on? Like I mentioned firstly, I do know this makes me sound like a loopy particular person….
If I labored at Twitter I’d be utilizing the subsequent few months (the deal remains to be pending) to cut back my PII footprint, change passwords/2FA accounts and so forth. Oh, and Twitter administration ought to provide one thing like Tall Poppy as a profit.
Look, possibly I’m overreacting and this could be past the pale for the brand new proprietor or crew, who do must preserve the service operating as a enterprise (or at the very least I believe he does, who is aware of). However the probability of one thing like this occurring simply went up and final time we had Pizzagate as an end result.