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At UN concerned about indiscriminate dismissals on Twitter, human rights commissioner writes letter to Musk, appealing to him

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Twitter laid off half of its employees on Friday.
The tweet from company employees said the human rights team was also affected by this.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said this could not be called an encouraging start.

Geneva. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, wrote in an open letter on Saturday to the new owner of Twitter Inc, Elon Musk, urging him to ensure that human rights remain a core value for Twitter management. Twitter laid off half of its workforce on Friday, and tweets from employees of the social media company said the human rights team was also among those affected. Turk said it’s a milestone that can’t be called an encouraging start.

Volker Turk said in his letter that Twitter is part of a global revolution that has changed the way we communicate. But I write with concern and apprehension about our digital public square and Twitter’s role in it. He said Twitter, like all businesses, needs to understand the downsides associated with its platform and take steps to overcome them. Social platforms must set limits on use and development to respect our common human rights. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, said: “In short, I urge you to ensure that human rights are at the heart of the management of Twitter under your leadership” .

Elon Musk becomes the new boss of Twitter, the acquisition is complete, CEO Parag Aggarwal and many senior executives are on leave

Significantly, a massive Twitter layoff on Friday created uncertainty over the future of Twitter, which is owned by the world’s richest man, Elon Musk. The company had a week full of chaos after Elon Musk took over ownership of Twitter. Twitter’s revenue is in a steep decline after Musk fired several top executives, including Twitter’s CEO. To boost revenue, Twitter announced the launch of the ‘Twitter Blue Tick’ service for a fee of $8 per month.

Tags: Elon Musk, Twitter, The United Nations

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