Tesla chief Elon Musk, who also owns X (formerly known as Twitter), has said the company will cover the legal costs of all the people who have been treated unfairly by their employers for posting something on the micro-blogging platform.
Musk, who calls himself a free speech absolutist, says there is no limit up to which the company will support the financial cost of persons treated unfairly.
"If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill. No limit. Please let us know," says Musk.
The post has received a lot of reactions on social media, with 105.1 million impressions and 7,15,000 likes. Around 40,000 people have commented on the post, which has been retweeted around 1,49,000 times.
Several users have also shared their stories, with many terming it an initiative to address a "key civil rights issue" of the current times. "He is one of a kind. God bless him," writes @utahmom333, while @TheRabbitHole84 says "Wow, this is awesome".
"This is beyond awesome. Nobody asked him to do it. Nobody expected him to do it. Could cost him and the company unimaginable amounts of money. But if it works...If corporations and institutions hear about this and are scared straight, we all win," writes @jonatha26052632.
Twitter ditched the 'Blue Bird' logo on July 24, 2023, in one of the biggest overhauls to the microblogging platform since taking over the reins of the company last year. “And soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds. If a good enough X logo is posted tonight, we’ll make go live worldwide tomorrow,” Musk said at that time.
After its $44-billion buyout last year in October, Musk merged Twitter with newly-formed X Corp, so the platform getting 'X' identity was part of his rebranding plans to make it an app that can do "everything".
To make the platform an authentic place to share ideas, Musk has also encouraged sharing ad revenue with its premium contributors. In a recent post, he clarified that to be eligible for ad revenue share, one must be an 'X Premium (Blue)' subscriber. "The ad money will otherwise be kept by X if you are not an X Premium (Blue) subscriber. This program is open to everyone," he says.
Separately, on his purported cage fight with Meta co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Musk has said the money that'll be earned from the revenue of the fight will go to social work. "Zuck v Musk fight will be live-streamed on 𝕏. All proceeds will go to charity for veterans," he tweets, adding that the fight will be live-streamed on X.
Taking a dig at Musk's post, Zuckerberg shared the screenshot of Musk's post on his newly launched micro-blogging platform 'Threads', asking "Shouldn't we use a more reliable platform that can actually raise money for charity?"
The mega-billionaire has been practicing 'jiu-jitsu' with other professionals, though the exact details of the fight between him and Zuckerberg are unknown. Musk has also said that the exact date of the fight is still not clear. In yet another tweet, Musk said: "Am lifting weights throughout the day, preparing for the fight. Don’t have time to work out, so I just bring them to work."