Elon Musk has dropped the hammer on a disgruntled former employee who made false claims to a media outlet so they could write a hit piece on the Twitter CEO.
An ex-Twitter engineer made fake whistleblower claims to the tech news outlet Platformer.
The unidentified employee claimed that Musk made changes to Twitter’s software to ensure that his tweets are shown first.
Several corporate media outlets, including the Washington Post, repeated the claims without verifying their authenticity.
“The ‘source’ of the bogus Platformer article is a disgruntled employee who had been on paid time off for months, had already accepted a job at Google, and felt the need to poison the well on the way out.
“Twitter will be taking legal action against him.”
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