Right after Twitter took over, Elon Musk openly slammed Indian-origin Twitter censorship lawyer Vijaya Gadde over the issue of censorship, leading to a wave of derogatory comments towards Gadde on the platform. Musk attacked Gadd for censoring particular news articles about the laptop of Hunter, the son of US President Joe Biden. Vijaya Gadde has worked with Twitter for more than 10 years.
Elon Musk targets Twitter lawyer Vijaya Gadde: What really happened?
Elon Musk Responds to a Tweet by YouTuber Saare Enjeti politician The story where he took a shot at Twitter’s “top censorship advocate” Gadd, who reportedly cried during a meeting discussing the acquisition of Musk. According to his tweet, “Vijaya Gadde, the top censorship advocate on Twitter who made the world famous on Joe Rogan’s podcast and censored the Hunter Biden laptop story, is very upset about the @elonmusk acquisition.”
To this, Elon Musk responded by saying, “Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a true story was clearly incredibly unfair”.
— ocean angeti (@esagar) 26 April 2022
Reportedly, Gadde was responsible for censoring a New York Post The story about Hunter Biden’s laptop on Twitter. The story was later verified by several news outlets, but was initially labeled as misinformation.
Notably, Musk did not directly address Vijaya Gadde by name.
Following Musk’s remarks, Gadde faced several negative and derogatory comments from Twitter users for the same incident. Some suggested she be fired for her actions, with many accusing her of “destroying countless @Twitter accounts just to tell the truth.” And others called his name “Curry”. These comments were later removed because they violated Twitter’s rules.
There’s been a lot of jibber-jabber around “free speech” now that Elon Musk has bought the microblogging site, which claims to be a “free speech absolutist.” According to his latest tweet on the subject, by “free speech” I simply mean that which is in conformity with the law. I am against censorship which goes far beyond the law. If people want less freedom of expression, they will ask the government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is against the will of the people.”
Elon Musk hits out at Twitter’s legal head Vijaya Gadde over the issue of censorship, first appeared on BGR India.