Substack Takes Delicious Swipe at Panicked Twitter Employees Who Are Fretting About Elon Musk – Opinion

Watching The Usual Suspects react to the news that billionaire Elon Musk has become the largest shareholder in Twitter has been a source of great amusement for many right-wing Twitter users who have long been frustrated with the social media platform’s one-sided suppression policies when it comes to conservatives and right-leaning news sources.

Perhaps no reaction has been as amusing as the ones of Twitter employees, who posted on Monday that they were experiencing panic attacks. As my colleague Brandon Morse reported, some said they were concerned about “company culture” while others clearly had cases of the sads (one employee posted a photo of a crying woman, while another tweeted that she was glad she was on vacation).

Substack was a popular platform to publish newsletters for independent journalists. Their policies, which promote tolerance for different opinions (unlike Twitter, YouTube and Facebook) apparently saw the complaint from disgruntled Twitter workers. Lulu Cheng Meservey, the company’s VP of comms, took the to Twitter machine directly in response to post a reminder that they were hiring.

In the process, she let people know Substack was absolutely not interested in any Twitter employee who might want to defect over concerns about the possibility Musk won’t be heavy-handed when it comes to limiting speech:

Substack! Bravo.

Substack was previously attacked by leftists such as Chelsea Clinton for not punishing users who post alternative theories regarding the coronavirus’ origins as well as raising concerns about vaccines or mandates.

Some of the most well-known figures who have fought against Big Tech/media censorship, and used Substack for their messages to their subscribers (which likely number in the hundreds, thousands), are Glenn Greenwald, Intercept founder and independent journalist, Bari Weiss former New York Times opinion editor, Rolling Stone contributing editors Matt Taibbi who mostly publish at Substack instead of Rolling Stone and Andrew Sullivan.

As for Musk, in addition to the news about him spending billions to purchase a majority of shares, it was announced Tuesday that he was now on Twitter’s board of directors. Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey and its CEO Parag Agrawal were “excited” and “really happy” to share the news:

No word yet on whether Twitter has added fainting couches and crying rooms to their facilities in light of this latest development, but we’ll keep you posted.

Keep watching!

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