Elon Musk Twitter updates: Micromanaging, far-right return

San Francisco News technology The Twitter society begins to slow just two days before Thanksgiving. But that hasn’t stopped Elon Musk, its Twit boss, from tweeting a lot of noise – from the mundane to the truly concerning.

Here’s what you need to know about Musk’s Twitter today.

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Elon Musk reportedly micromanages remaining Twitter employees

Nov. 22, 1:30 p.m.

According to recent estimates, approximately 2,700 employees are still on Twitter after several rounds of layoffs.

Those who remained are now apparently micromanaged by Chief Twit. According a Monday report by Alex Heath of The Verge, workers who stick around are now forced to send weekly emails to Musk himself — not even a manager or supervisor — with full summaries of what they’ve been working on during the week. Engineers should also submit samples of code they have written.

“Maybe not unreasonable whether something has been accomplished”, Musk said in response to a tweet on updates.

Elon Musk explains continued Alex Jones ban

Nov. 22, 1:30 p.m.

Elon Musk doesn’t seem to have any intention of letting Infowars host and Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Alex Jones return to Twitter.

After Musk was pressed by Kim Dotcom, the controversial founder and CEO of file-sharing site Megaupload, not to let Jones return to the platform, Musk provided a fairly candid response.

“My first child died in my arms”, Musk said sunday. “I felt his last heartbeat. I have no mercy for anyone who uses the death of children for profit, politics or fame.

Musk refers to his first child, Nevada, with his ex-wife Justine Musk. The newborn died in 2002 of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) at the age of 10 weeks.

Jones was banned in 2018 for violating Twitter’s “abusive behavior” policy, weeks after a libel trial was filed in a Connecticut court against him by the parents of the Sandy Hook mass shooting victims. (Jones now owes more than $1 billion in damages in lawsuits.)

That said, Musk’s implementation of “total” freedom of speech has been inconsistent. In recent days, after Trump and Ye returned to Twitter, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account and Veritas Project Account were reinstated. He also tweeted (and effectively set up) a far-right conspiracy theorist Dinesh D’Souza Tuesday.

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