(LifeSiteNews) – Individuals who “were unfairly treated” by their employer for “posting or liking something on” X (formerly known as Twitter), can receive unlimited financial assistance for legal activity, Elon Musk announced recently.
Musk made the announcement in a post on X on Saturday evening.
If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill.
Please let us know.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 6, 2023
The post quickly received stories, some of which Musk himself responded to.
“There is a Canadian social worker who was fired in part for retweeting my tweets,” Dr. Jordan Peterson wrote.
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) August 6, 2023
Former Disney actress Gina Carano responded as well. “I think I qualify,” she wrote, along with a smiling emoji. Disney fired Carano from the Star Wars TV series “The Mandalorian” after she wrote posts criticizing “preferred pronouns” and shared commentary critical of the federal government.
In one tweet she criticized COVID mask mandates. “Democratic Government leaders now recommend we all wear blindfolds along with masks so we can’t see what’s really going on,” she wrote. Carano is now involved with The Daily Wire.
“On it,” Manhattan Institute attorney Ilya Shapiro responded. Georgetown University’s law school forced Shapiro out of a job after he criticized President Joe Biden’s pick of Ketanji Jackson for the Supreme Court.
An ensuing investigation cleared him but only because he made the comments prior to his official start of his job. He left the university because he assumed he would be punished in the future for sharing his political views.
Other commentators thanked Musk for his support for free speech.
“This is incredible. The precedent of firing people for what they like or endorse on social media outside of work — I think — is the single most destructive precedent set in the social media era,” Clay Travis, a top ranked conservative radio host who wrote a book critical of woke corporations, wrote on X.
This is incredible. The precedent of firing people for what they like or endorse on social media outside of work — I think — is the single most destructive precedent set in the social media era. https://t.co/bMgfPcCo29
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 6, 2023
“Tides are turning,” investigative journalist James O’Keefe wrote.
However, others were skeptical, noting that Musk has fired employees for posting critical comments of him on the platform.
Another user wrote that Musk “has not provided any route to reporting such treatment or requesting such funds, beyond people merely commenting on his thread along with (currently) 36K+ others. i reckon it’s a publicity stunt.”