In yet another episode of “wild times at Twitter” following Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media giant after it suspended the Babylon Bee for making an Admiral Rachel Levine joke, Elon’s now telling employees that it’s high time they stop working from home and start working from the office as Biden starts to make noise about Elon being a national security threat.
The Brandon statement about Elon potentially being a national security threat came during a press conference on Wednesday.
During it, Biden was asked about Elon by a reporter, who asked:
Mr. President, do you think Elon Musk is a threat to U.S. national security? And should the U.S. — and with the tools you have — investigate his joint acquisition of Twitter with foreign governments, which include the Saudis?
Presumably, the reporter was referring to Elon’s defense of free speech on Twitter as a national security threat, not his involvement in the Russo-Ukraine conflict by sending the Ukrainians Starlink and then suggesting they might need to pay for it after he and they got in a spat about peace negotiations.
Responding, Biden first did his characteristic chuckle then said:
I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at. Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate, I’m not suggesting that. I’m suggesting that it wor- — worth being looked at. And — and — but that’s all I’ll say.
If he’s “worth being looked at”, that means President Biden thinks he’s a potential national security threat. However, Biden also didn’t elaborate on whether it was the Twitter takeover and potential return of free speech to the platform, the Starlink shenanigans, or some other activity of Elon’s, such as building a huge Tesla manufacturing facility in China, that is the reason for that suspicion.
When asked “how?” by the same reporter, Biden didn’t elaborate, simply saying “There’s a lot of ways.”
Elon, for his part, wasn’t stopped in his reform of Twitter by the Biden comments, with news breaking this morning that he’s telling those Twitter employees he did not fire that they need to start working from the office rather than working from home again.
Such is what a Twitter news account, The Election Wizard, tweeted out, saying:
JUST IN: Elon Musk’s first email to employees ends remote work. Employees will be expected to be in the office for at least 40 hours per week.
Reuters announced as much as well, saying:
Elon Musk in his first email to Twitter employees said remote work would no longer be allowed and that they would be expected in office for at least 40 hours per week
[…]Musk also told employees that he wants to see subscriptions account for half of Twitter’s revenue, the report said, citing the email.
The company did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
So in the battle of wills, we’ll see whether the Twitter wokies and Team Biden win, or if Elon manages to push through their resistance and reform Twitter sufficiently.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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