Free speech king! Musk vows to back anyone disciplined by employer for content on Twitter - excuse us, "X"

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SILICON VALLEY, CA - Elon Musk is putting his money where his free speech platform is, vowing to pay the legal bills of anyone whose employer retaliates against them for posts that violate some obscure company policy or even merely liking or sharing a tweet, Western Journal reported.

On Sunday, Musk took to X, formerly known as Twitter, and announced the company will fully support anyone who is victimized by their employer in connection to activity on the platform.

“If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill. No limit. Please let us know,” Musk posted on X. Musk has repeatedly called himself a “free speech absolutist.”

“And we won’t just sue, it will be extremely loud, and we will go after the boards of directors of companies too,” Musk promised.

Several people have been victimized for content posted on X, Facebook, and other social media platforms, often by violating some innocuous company policy.

After Musk’s announcement, a response from Libs of TikTok, which has been at the forefront of exposing elements of the radical trans community, was posted to Musk’s tweet. That response noted that a streamer, Kara Lynne, was fired from her job at a gaming company due to personal social media activity, which violated some company policy.

As reported by the Daily Wire in January, Lynne, a vocal critic of the transgender movement, was called out by her employer for her posts on the issue. She was ultimately fired, all for following Libs of TikTok on X.
After Libs of Tik Tok shared the Daily Wire story, Musk contacted Lynne and asked about the incident. She explained it was “slightly more complicated” than the Daily Wire headline. However, it was generally correct.

In a further response to Musk, Lynne wrote, “Yes. It was lead [sic] by someone who dug through my tweets and found a single one from 2016 regarding hesitation of people taking advantage of the bathroom discussion. Started a witch hunt, and I was fired the same day. Happy to chat more if you are interested, @elonmusk.”

Journalist JD Rucker responded to the tweet thread, writing, “Sounds like we have our first client. Whatever Elon can’t afford, I’ll cover the balance.”

Lynne is not the only one victimized by her employer for giving a personal opinion. The Daily Beast reported that a Seattle Times writer, David Volodzko, published only one column before a tweet got him fired.

In his tweet, Volodzko wrote about a statue of famed communist Vladimir Lenin displayed in Seattle. He then examined the hierarchy of evil between Lenin and Adolf Hitler, writing that Lenin was higher on the scale because “Hitler only targeted people he personally believed were harmful to society, whereas Lenin targeted even those he himself did not believe were harmful in any way.”

The statement got him fired.

The Seattle Times issued a statement in response: "A Seattle Times editorial writer engaged in Twitter recently in a way that is inconsistent with our company values and those of our family ownership.”

Just this past week, NASCAR driver Noah Gragson was suspended indefinitely by that body for liking a meme that allegedly mocked the death of George Floyd, the New York Post reported. Gregson was also suspended by team owner Legacy Motor Club, owned partly by former NASCAR superstar Jimmy Johnson.

“We made the decision to suspend Noah Gragson effective immediately regarding his actions that do not represent the values of our team,” Legacy said in a statement. “Josh Berry will drive the No. 42 entry for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan.

NASCAR issued a statement, reading in part, “Gragson has violated the member conduct section of the 2023 NASCAR rule book and has placed him under indefinite suspension.”

Meanwhile, the Huffington Post published a hit piece on a conservative writer, Richard Hanania, due to tweets he allegedly posted under a pseudonym. The article tried to tie Hanania to Musk and freshman Ohio Senator J.D. Vance.

In response to Musk’s promise to financially back up victims of their tweets and likes, BloomTech CEO Austin Allred said, “Elon understands that nothing changes behavior in the United States faster than the threat of legal action.”

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