It seems that, at least for one Twitter executive, the days are numbered after incoming boss Elon Musk caught wind of the latest undercover video from Project Veritas, which shows the purported employee mocking and ridiculing the billionaire for having Asperger’s and being a champion for free speech.
The employee in question, which was identified by Project Veritas as Lead Client Partner Alex Martinez, was seen mocking the billionaire, admits that the social media platform chooses to censor users, and in a seemingly ironic twist, stated that he knows that the undercover journalism organization is out to record Twitter employees and is trying to be overly cautious.
“He has Asperger’s,” stated Merinez on the recording, which seems to have been made while out at a restaurant or bar. “So he’s ‘special.'”
“I’m like, ‘You’re … special needs. You’re literally special needs,” stated Martinez.
Twitter executive calling Elon Musk mentally handicapped, "special" and saying he has "aspergers."
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Musk, who it was revealed has Asperger’s via an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” just last year, issued a response via Twitter, and he is not happy at all.
“Twitter exec trashing free speech & mocking people with Asperger’s,” he stated, along with a frown emoji.
Musk, who currently has a $44 billion bid for the buying of Twitter on hold as he makes demands for an audit to determine how many of the platform’s active daily users are actually bots or just spam accounts, he has stated that wishes to take Twitter to private to ensure that it works as a “town square” for free speech. Nothing Martinez states throughout the undercover video is going to convince Musk that Twitter is not silencing people because of their beliefs.
“The rest of us who have been here believe in something that’s good for the planet and not just to give people free speech,” states Martinez. “It’s gonna be hard for him to be like, ‘Uh, because people should be able to make their own decisions. It’s like people don’t know how to make a rational decision if you don’t put out correct things that are supposed to be out in the public.”
Martinez then goes on to state that Twitter make sure to censor people in order to be fair.
“As an advertiser, as my business what I do every day and why I go out is like, we want [Twitter] to be as fair and transparent and accurate as possible and if that means there’s a level of censorship to make it correct, quote unquote. Again, and what does correct mean? I guess like, it just kind of goes into the idea of, like, what is correct?” he exclaimed.
The undercover reporter then chose to read to him from a warning from the company, pretending to be entirely unfamiliar with his own organization.
“It says ‘groups like “Project Ve-ree-tas’ are active right now,'” he exclaims. “What the f*** is that?”
Martinez knows who Project Veritas is.
“It’s like some group that is trying to just out the employees,” answered Martinez. “Like, they’re trying to go out on dates with them, like this. And record them and then go sell it to The New York Times and say, ‘This is what the Twitter employee just said.'”
“You’re lucky you just met me organically, because otherwise, I would be questioning everything about you,” he continues.
The most recent video came about just a day after which showed a senior Twitter engineer that has been identified as Siru Murugesan stating that Twitter “does not believe in free speech.”
“Ideologically, it does not make sense, like, because we’re actually censoring the right and not the Left,” Murugensan stated to an undercover journalist from Project Veritas. “So everyone on the right will be like, ‘Bro, it’s okay to say it, just gotta tolerate it.’ The left will be like, ‘No, I’m not gonna tolerate it. I need it censored or else I’m not gonna be on the platform.'”