As Twitter reported Friday, Reuters had set up a live feed outside of Twitter headquarters to catch all of the laid-off employees marching out holding their cardboard boxes full of staplers and stress balls. This despite Twitter telling employees it would be temporarily closed Friday, so all Reuters gave us was a live feed of an empty building.
Musk was expected to lay off as much as half of the staff. Does NBC News think that among that half were those who policed “misinformation” or did NBC News think that half of the people Twitter employed policed misinformation? Logan Hall notes that the media was most concerned with who would be doing the censoring days before the midterms:
thoughts and prayers to every regime news outlet currently crying about losing their election censorship scheme. pic.twitter.com/O2Sbxat4DJ
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) November 5, 2022
MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin noted merely that Musk had laid off employees “who fight misinformation.”
NBC News: Elon Musk laid off Twitter employees who fight misinformation. @MSNBC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 5, 2022
Then how are you still here?
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 5, 2022
Never forget that Twitter prevented you from linking to the New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop just before the 2020 election because they couldn’t prove it wasn’t Russian “disinformation.”
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) November 5, 2022
You mean the people who said the pee tape was real & the laptop was fake? Yeah, that’s really weird they were fired 🙄
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) November 5, 2022
Shame they can’t be fired twice
— Bad_Pennie (@bad_pennie65) November 5, 2022
If MSNBC hasn’t been banned from Twitter, they’re not very good at their jobs.
— Antonio Martinez (@djtechchicago) November 5, 2022
Can’t people research stuff on their own to verify if misinformation is true? That’s an option, yes? Literally anyone can Google anything posted to check its legitimacy. Doesn’t really require a team. Just requires not being lazy or believing everything you read.
— Andrew Thomas (@evokeloki) November 5, 2022
You mean like the ones who censored the Hunter Biden laptop story which turned out to be entirely accurate?
— AdamInHTownTX (Not a Biologist) (@AdamInHTownTX) November 5, 2022
I’m so sorry free speech is happening to you.
— Can of Spam (@iDoLikeSpam) November 5, 2022
Oh those brave warriors, what will we do without their watchful eyes keeping us safe and secure?
— Why Is Everything Stupid? (@KyleSouther1) November 5, 2022
You mean who blocked tweets that they didn’t like
— Shay Patrick Cormac (@ShayCormac_1) November 5, 2022
Lolol this tweet literally IS misinformation but pop off, I guess…🙄
— CarolinaConservative3 (@1776Carolina3) November 5, 2022
Is that why Joy Reid’s clip about the term inflation becoming a new thing is still up?
— M0ser (@TM0s41) November 5, 2022
Yes, Griffin’s colleague Joy Reid says no one even knew what inflation was until the Republicans started talking about it. Believe us, a lot of us lived through Jimmy Carter are were very well educated in inflation … and now it’s even worse than it was 40 years ago.
There’s no such thing as “misinformation” it’s just the information that you don’t want escaping.
— Breanna Morello (@BreannaMorello) November 5, 2022
Misinformation means things I don’t agree with
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) November 5, 2022
No… he laid off those who decide what they think is misinformation… amazing it is always conservative positions
— MEGA MAGA Patriot (@RyanWalis) November 5, 2022
The DHS tried to give America a “disinformation czar” and the blowback from that was so intense they disbanded the team.
Imagine if he bought MSNBC nobody would be left
— FF PARAMEDIC 14 (@ParamedicFOURT1) November 5, 2022
MSNBC doesn’t even realize that it puts on the most radical conspiracy theorists in prime time as experts, like their on-staff presidential historian saying if Republicans win the midterms, your kids will be arrested or killed — and he’s not even the worst one on there.
Trust us … Twitter has plenty of “content moderators” still on staff; it’s just that the White House might have to stop lying as much if it doesn’t want to get tagged.
From inside Twitter itself:
Yesterday’s reduction in force affected approximately 15% of our Trust & Safety organization (as opposed to approximately 50% cuts company-wide), with our front-line moderation staff experiencing the least impact.
— Yoel Roth (@yoyoel) November 4, 2022
Reuters has a live feed ‘outside of Twitter as Elon Musk begins laying off employees’ https://t.co/VJmyNUp5K1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 4, 2022