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Here is the YouTube video of Elon Musk’s entire “meeting” with the staff at Twitter.
He talks about why he loves Twitter – why he thinks freedom of speech and freedom of reach is so important – extreme left and extreme right are allowed – within the bounds of the law.
Musk – “I can be extremely literally in what I say – someone does not need to read between the lines, just read the lines.” – to know what I mean.
1500 people at Twitter work remote – he responds to his recent mandate that Tesla workers return to the office or quit – by saying that Twitter is not making cars. “If you’re work output is exceptional, then some remote work is acceptable – but the bias is towards in-person work.”
Layoffs – “The company needs to get healthy – right now the costs exceed revenue – that’s not a healthy situation to be in, or Twitter is not viable, and cannot grow.”
Political views – “My political views are moderate, pretty close to the center of how people fall. I’m in favor of moderate politics – allowing people to express extreme views in the boundaries of the law.”
“One thing about words, is that it is hard to convey tone. I’m not an angry person. I almost never raise my voice – maybe it’s been a year since I last raised my voice. Emojis can help describe tone – maybe we need an irony flag.”
“I don’t know if I’ll be CEO at Twitter – I labeled myself “Techno-King” at Tesla”
What does success look like? “Indicator of success is to get Twitter users up to 1 billion. Is Twitter helping civilization and consciousness? Is Twitter contributing to a better long-lasting society.”
He ended by saying he would return for a Part 2.
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