X will foot legal bills of users unfairly treated by employers for posting or liking content: Elon Musk

Elon Musk stated that his social media company X (formerly Twitter) will fund the legal bills of any user that was treated unfairly by their employer for engaging with content on the platform.

In an April 5 X thread announcing the move, Musk said that lawsuits of any scale will be supported:

The post appears to have been received well, and has more than 200,000 likes at the time of writing, with a flood of people putting their hands up for funding for potential lawsuits.

For example, The Libs of TikTok, a right-wing content account, highlighted a case in which a Limited Run Games employee Kara Lynne (@Kara_Creates) was reportedly fired for following the account on X.

In potentially putting his money where his mouth is, Musk responded by asking: “Kara, is that accurate?” with Lynne then stating: “The situation is slightly more complicated than the headline. But yes.”

Musk is a self-described “free speech absolutist” who holds a clear disdain for cancel culture, and this latest move seems to fall in line with his push to shift X away from content censorship, particularly relating to political and ideological views.

In December, Musk tweeted that “cancel culture needs to be canceled,” and under his ownership, X has gone on to reinstate a number of accounts that were banned for policy violations under the previous ownership.

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The latest announcement from Musk comes as changes continue to unfold at X.

The platform underwent a full rebrand from Twitter to X in July as part of a push to become an “everything app”.

The revenue-sharing model was also recently introduced for users, while on Aug. 2, X also rolled out an option for the premium Blue service subscribers to hide their verified checkmarks.

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