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krutikftw t1_iv99kzw wrote

As if the UN is going to convince Elon to stop abusing his employees


Jaysnewphone t1_iva16qp wrote

Doesn't he own a blood diamond mine?


bawng t1_ivahmaq wrote

Of course not, that's ridiculous.

They're emeralds.


Ryermeke t1_ivat8f6 wrote

In an effort to curb misinformation, no. He doesn't. His dad owned an emerald mine in South Africa, but he and his mom had basically "escaped" from him being abusive and they seemingly haven't talked in decades. He didn't get his wealth from an emerald mine. There's so much to shit on Elon for... It's baffling how people always seem to focus on the few things that simply aren't true.


Alphaplague t1_iv9guo5 wrote

I urge the U.N. to safeguard human rights.


mmarollo t1_iv9v5xx wrote

UN has raped it's way through much of sub-Saharan Africa. So, pass.


auranyxi t1_iv9yk34 wrote

So the fact that in the US we work “at will” and have no real contract let alone sick pay, maternity pay, even disability is left to the employer will go unnoticed? Let me not get into vacation days!


Regular_Donut_8890 t1_iva694j wrote

Thinking that a social media app can violate human rights is absurd.


9-11GaveMe5G t1_iv9bmfm wrote

I think we can agree things might be going to shit anytime the UN contacts you about human rights


habeus_coitus t1_iv9ox5f wrote

Elon: “No I don’t think I will.”


SmittyFjordmanjensen t1_iv9pr3i wrote

One easy way we can all contribute to the human rights effort globally is leave Twitter today and let it twist.


marketrent OP t1_iv93kc9 wrote


>GENEVA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, on Saturday issued an open letter to Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter Inc, urging him to "ensure human rights are central to the management of Twitter".

>Twitter Inc laid off half its workforce on Friday and tweets by staff of the social media company said the team responsible for human rights was among those affected, a development which Türk described as not "an encouraging start".

>"Twitter is part of a global revolution that has transformed how we communicate," Türk said in the letter. "But I write with concern and apprehension about our digital public square and Twitter's role in it."

>^Writing ^by ^Paul ^Carrel; ^editing ^by ^Jason ^Neely

Open letter from Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 5 November 2022,


ferrango t1_iv9ebe9 wrote

Were human rights ever a consideration for Twitter’s management?


Wh00ster t1_iv9e0w5 wrote

Because the default state is expecting Elon to not give a shit and light up


Jcj_is_taken t1_ivb5sg8 wrote

Really? I believe the only thing the UN requested was $6.6 billion after Musk asked them for a plan to end hunger.


rnargang t1_ivbzn9l wrote

The only human he cares about is himself.


dannyp777 t1_ivw7lab wrote

Global social media networks spanning multiple cultures, languages and value & political systems are probably too important to be controlled by a private, profit driven business anyway. Every different culture and community should have the power to manage information flow within their own community.


[deleted] t1_iva8euy wrote

You can't lose 4M a day and not expect layoffs.

The party on other people's money is over. Now it has to actually function as a business.

Anyone who thought that this take over wasn't going to see a goodly percentage of the workers get shitcanned wasn't being realistic.


salton t1_ivak1ok wrote

I think it might have something to do with paying back 44 billion in debt.


urstillatroll t1_ivclsps wrote

I have yet to see what the Human Rights division at Twitter even did. What was their job? Twitter isn't real life, it's just people shit posting.

Edit: I found this-

> “Yesterday was my last day at Twitter: the entire Human Rights team has been cut from the company,” she wrote.

> She described the team’s role at Twitter as working “to protect those at-risk in global conflicts & crises including Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, and to defend the needs of those particularly at risk of human rights abuse by virtue of their social media presence, such as journalists & human rights defenders.”

I am still unclear of how Twitter actually helps these people.


rabaraba t1_iv9oxza wrote

The UN is making a false proposition: as if Elon somehow does not care about human rights, when all that he is currently doing is restructuring the company.

The services of Twitter are still accessible to all; Elon has not curtailed freedom of speech in any way, nor goaded against human rights in any way.

What I see is some people internally asking their friends in high places in the UN to speak out, because they lost their job... as if that were a human rights violation.


Professional-Swim-69 t1_iv9qk26 wrote

I don't think the people fired necessarily had "friends in high places", first people to go that made the news was the AI ethics team, and obviously is a red flag, on a global multi million user platform like Twitter when ethics are compromised additionally to comments from Elon on removing censoring


TesNikola t1_ivae5n5 wrote

This conversation continues to be one-sided. I certainly don't hear anyone floating the consideration that maybe, just maybe, the work that the AI ethics team was doing was not actually in line with the connotation attached to the title.

I realize this is going to be hard for a lot of hardcore twits to understand, but maybe that precious platform has long since been corrupted through one-sided views leading to very ineffective ethics policing.

This situation is turning out no different than a number of the major police incidents in the recent years where the public had their judgment and trial finished before the prosecutor even had charges filed.

Conversations like these should probably be stowed for awhile until he has time to see whatever his intentions through a bit. I realize that the intent may be completely ill here. One thing that is unarguable though, is that it's way too soon to know either way.

So I can comfortably sit back and laugh at all of these people projecting their hate of the takeover with their blatantly one-sided personality. I struggle to understand why so many give so much of a fuck anyhow. It baffles me how so many people want to dump so much of their existence into social media platforms anyhow. They are literally tools of the very billionaires they say they hate.


Professional-Swim-69 t1_ivafsjg wrote

It could be like you're saying, it's a possibility

I have never used personally as an account Twitter, or Facebook, or TikTok or Instagram

Reddit granted and LinkedIn because kinda of a necessity for jobs