Elon Musk gets UN lecture on protecting rights after entire Twitter ‘human rights’ team reportedly fired

If the George Soros-backed corporate ad boycott of Twitter wasn’t enough to show globalists have no interest in freedom, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk shored up that fact with a telling open letter to Elon Musk challenging the platforms role in “our digital public square.”

The billionaire’s newly acquired company has reportedly been hemorrhaging money to a sum of about $4 million a day and as a means to address the problem Musk cut loose roughly half of Twitter’s workforce Friday. While leftists attacked the businessman for this move, Türk’s criticism had more to do with some of the specific individuals said to have been let go.

In an open letter sent to Musk Saturday, the UN commissioner wrote in part, “I urge you to ensure human rights are central to the management of Twitter under your leadership. Reports that Twitter’s entire human rights team and all but two of its ethical AI team have been fired this week are not, from my perspective, an encouraging start.”


Whether as a mob enforcer offering protection to a local business or as a hanger-on aiming to capitalize on the success of others, Türk began a letter that included six “fundamental principles” with a collectivists attitude about who should command the now private social media company. “Twitter is part of a global revolution that has transformed how we communicate. I value Twitter for what I have learned and been able to share with people all around the world, easily and effectively.”

“But I write with concern and apprehension about our digital public square and Twitter’s role in it,” he stipulated.

“Like all companies,” Türk added, “Twitter needs to understand the harms associated with its platform and take steps to address them. Respect for our shared human rights should set the guardrails for the platform’s use and evolution.”

Listing off the principles that laughable included “Transparency is key,” “Protect privacy” and “Languages and contextual expertise are not optional,” the commissioner expectedly missed the mark on the absolute nature of free speech as he simultaneously contended Musk should “Protect free speech across the globe” but “Free speech is not a free pass.”

“Viral spread of harmful disinformation, such as we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to vaccines, results in real world harms,” Türk wrote. “Twitter has a responsibility to avoid amplifying content that results in harms to people’s rights.”

The commissioner’s points on this matter didn’t slide by unchecked from the denizens of Twitter.

While Türk has only held his position as High Commissioner for Human Rights for little more than a fortnight, his more than 30 years with the United Nations had provided him ample time to address other human rights concerns that have seemed to escape the organization.

In closing, Türk offered, “Twitter has much to offer to our common agenda for a better world, but we need to be clear-eyed as to what is required to make that reality. In a world as complex as ours has become, our shared human rights offer a unifying way forward. We look forward to working with you.”


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