Twitter Lawyer Who Played Role In Trump Ban Breaks Down In Tears During Musk Takeover Meeting: Report


After Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought Twitter a top lawyer for the company, Vijaya Gadde, called a meeting with the policy and legal teams she heads to discuss what Musk’s ownership could mean for them.

We have seen the public freakout by the media, Hollywood, and leading Dems about Musk buying Twitter and we have heard reports the response from some Twitter employees mirrored the public meltdown.

According to Politico, “Gadde cried during the meeting as she expressed concerns about how the company could change, according to three people familiar with the meeting. She acknowledged that there are significant uncertainties about what the company will look like under Musk’s leadership.

“Twitter spokesperson Trenton Kennedy said Gadde became emotional when discussing her team’s impact and the pride she feels in them.”

Gadde played an instrumental role in Twitter’s decision to ban Trump and to remove all political advertising from the platform. She has many loyal supporters inside the company and many critics outside.

A former Twitter official told Politico earlier: “When it comes to going to war, Jack is the president who gives the order. Vijaya is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs.”

Not all the reaction from inside Twitter was doom and gloom as some employees welcomed the move.

From The Daily Mail:

After news broke of the Tesla CEO’s $3billion investment in the platform, employees took to Twitter issuing messages of both serious uneasiness and mockery.

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‘Good morning to our new overlord!’ Lara Cohen, the company’s Global Head of Partners, tweeted.

Company researcher Matt DeMichiel shared a meme featuring rapper Drake that seemingly implied Musk would move the company’s focus from growth, product innovation and sustainability to ways to further financial success.

‘Elon Musk just (temporarily at least) made me a lot of money. And I still dislike him,’ added Haraldur Thorleifsson, a Twitter team lead, referencing how news of Musk’s stake and board membership prompted a nearly 30 percent surge in the company’s stock value.

Musk defined free speech today on Twitter. He said:

“By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law. 

“I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. 

“If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect.

“Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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