Elon Musk has been a lot more interested in Twitter in the last few days. This week, the entrepreneur bought the social media company for $44 billion, CNN reports, making the once public-traded company private.
It isn’t clear what Musk’s takeover could mean. Many people are afraid. As the Wall Street Journal found out, Twitter employees are very worried about what this means for their jobs. Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s head of legal, tried to comfort her employees. “Letting this cycle pass and focusing on the important work we do everyday is the best path forward.”
Gadde’s team is in charge of writing and enforcing the company’s rules, including account suspensions. If you look at the Wall Street Journal, it says that during Gadde’s 10 years at the company, she and other Twitter executives have had to be protected by armed guards more than once because of threats against rule enforcement.
Her team’s main concern is that Musk has a very wide definition of what is acceptable speech and what that could mean for what can be on the platform again. People who work for Twitter should be worried about the future of the company based on Musk’s tweets on Wednesday. Some people might not have to worry about Donald Trump’s return to the platform now.