Elon Musk says X will fund users’ legal bills

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Elon Musk has declared that X, previously known as Twitter, will cover the legal expenses of individuals who face unjust treatment by their employers due to their activities on his social media platform. In a recent announcement on Sunday, Musk assured users that there would be no limitations to the financial support provided by his platform.

Musk urged users to inform X if they have encountered unfair consequences for their posts or engagement on the platform. The social media platform, which was formerly called Twitter, underwent a name change last month.

Identifying himself as a “free speech absolutist,” Musk has been vocal about his views on content moderation and has criticised the policies of the platform before he took it over.

Upon revealing his takeover of Twitter in April the previous year, Musk emphasised the importance of free speech in a well-functioning democracy and referred to Twitter as a digital town square where crucial debates for humanity’s future occur.

More recently, the company that owns Twitter initiated a lawsuit against the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), an anti-hate organisation that had conducted research critical of the platform. The CCDH’s research highlighted the rapid spread of hate and disinformation on the platform under Musk’s ownership.

X Corp, the new name for Twitter, accused CCDH of engaging in “unlawful acts” to gain unauthorised access to its data.