March 21, 2023

In the UN concerned about the indiscriminate layoffs in Twitter, the Human Rights Commissioner wrote a letter to Musk, appealing to him

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Twitter laid off half of its employees on Friday.
The company’s employees’ tweet said that the team responsible for human rights was also affected by this.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said it could not be called an encouraging start.

Geneva. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk wrote in an open letter to Twitter Inc’s new owner Elon Musk on Saturday, urging him to ensure that human rights remain a core value to Twitter’s management. Twitter laid off half of its workforce on Friday, and tweets from employees of the social media company said the human rights team was also among those affected. Turk said that this is a step that cannot be called an encouraging start.

Volker Turk said in his letter that Twitter is part of a global revolution that has changed the way we communicate. But I write with concern and apprehension about our digital public square and Twitter’s role in it. He said that Twitter, like all companies, needs to understand the disadvantages associated with its platform and take steps to overcome them. Social platforms must set boundaries for use and development to respect our shared human rights. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said that ‘In short, I urge you to ensure that human rights are central to the management of Twitter under your leadership’.

Elon Musk becomes the new boss of Twitter, the acquisition is complete, CEO Parag Aggarwal and many senior executives are on leave

Significantly, on Friday, a massive layoff in Twitter has created uncertainty about the future of Twitter, which is owned by the world’s richest man, Elon Musk. The company has had a week full of chaos after Elon Musk became the owner of Twitter. Twitter’s revenue is seeing a sharp drop after Musk’s dismissal of several top management, including Twitter’s CEO, in a jiffy. To increase revenue, Twitter has announced the launch of ‘Twitter Blue Tick’ service with a fee of $ 8 per month.

Tags: Elon Musk, Twitter, United nations

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