Project Veritas has released audio from a Twitter “all-hands” phone call in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and CMO Leslie Berland can reportedly be heard on the recording.
“Agrawal essentially admits in the audio that Twitter was ‘able to make the conversation’ on the platform using ‘tools, processes’ and that the company plans to continue these practices through ‘thoughtful moderation,’” the Daily Caller reports.
“Elon made it clear in public that a large part of the reason he bought the platform was because of our moderation policies and disagreements in how we deal with health,” Berland reportedly says in the clip. “This puts Twitter service and trust and safety as well as anybody who cares about health on the platform in a very difficult position.”
“I believe Twitter grows as a service, allows for more people to use the product and have a better experience because we’re able to make the conversation on Twitter be safe because we have built tools, processes for people to be able to feel safe and control their experiences,” Agrawal reportedly says in the full audio recording. “I believe that there is a lot of work we have to do to continue making that better.
“Sometimes that means more thoughtful moderation. Sometimes that means making things simpler. Sometimes that means changing product incentives to be able to solve problems through products sometimes instead of policies,” he continued.
#TwitterAllHands was trending on the social media platform Wednesday afternoon. Check out some of these tweets:
WOW. Leaked audio shows Twitter employees pressing leadership on some concerning things:
•What “free speech means”
•Plan for “mass exodus” due to @ElonMusk “questionable ethics”
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) April 27, 2022
#TwitterAllHands meeting clearly shows that leadership at Twitter was against free speech and pushed narratives here.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 27, 2022
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again.
— Daryl EJ Simmons (@daryl_ej) April 27, 2022
— GratefulAmerican (@JayChpJones) April 27, 2022
— DrDMemes (@DrDMemes1) April 27, 2022