Musk’s inner circle worked through weekend to cement Twitter layoff plans
Washington Post — Members of billionaire Elon Musk’s inner circle huddled with Twitter’s remaining senior executives throughout the weekend, conducting detailed discussions regarding the site’s approach to content moderation and spam, as well as plans to lay off 25 percent of the workforce to start.
Alex Spiro, a well-known celebrity lawyer who has represented Musk for several years, led those conversations. Spiro is taking an active role in managing several teams at Twitter, including legal, government relations, policy and marketing, according to four people familiar with the discussions who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe them, as well as tweets from some of the people involved.
All Hail The Elon
Joy Reid accuses Elon Musk of cultural appropriation (but not Elizabeth Warren?)
Hot Air–As Musk pointed out yesterday, he’s expecting a tax bill this year which will make him the single highest individual taxpayer in history. Reports suggest his bill could reach $15 billion. Of course Warren didn’t mention that because it’s hard to make a $15 billion tax bill jibe with calling someone a freeloader.
In any case, last night Joy Reid decided to weigh in on her show by naming Musk “The Absolute Worst.” I guess that’s a recurring segment on her show. I don’t know because even Elon Musk couldn’t pay me enough to watch it. But in addition to calling him a freeloader and referring to him as “junior bird man,” Reid also claimed that Musk was guilty of “misappropriating black vernacular.”