Amid mass layoffs on Twitter, UN urges Elon Musk to ‘ensure human rights are central’ to company management

United nations Human rights chief Volker Türk Elon Musk, the new owner and CEO of Twitter, urged “ensuring that human rights are central to Twitter’s management.”

The message comes a day after the billionaire sacked half of Twitter’s workforce after announcing that The social media platform was losing Over $4 million a day.

In this photo illustration, a computer screen image of Elon Musk and the Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone in Ankara, Turkey, on October 6, 2022. (Mehmet Selim Kurkutta/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

In the open letter published on Saturday, Türk wrote: “Respect common human rights You must put in place firewalls for the use and development of the platform.”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged “Twit chief” on Twitter to stand For the right to privacy, he stressed that Twitter has a responsibility to avoid amplifying content that harms the rights of others.

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Turk Musk encouraged the promotion of the user’s “rights of privacy and freedom of expression.”

Conversely, it included that “freedom of speech is not free passage,” using the example of the spread of “harmful” misinformation from the COVID-19 pandemic “in relation to vaccines.”

Turk continued, arguing that Twitter content moderation They should continue to ban “hate that incites discrimination,” adding that they “know that hate speech is spreading like wildfire on social media platforms in countries with starkly different cultural, political and religious contexts – with horrific consequences that threaten the lives of thousands of people.”

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Her words of warning come as the billionaire weighs his promise to restore freedom of expression on the social media platform while simultaneously blocking the platform. From descent into ‘free-for-all’ hell zonewhich he pledged to prevent.

Turk concluded his open letter by saying that “Twitter has a lot to offer to our common agenda for a better world, but we need to be clear about what is needed to make this a reality.”

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