Elon Musk's response to anti-trans video sparked day of chaos at Twitter - 2023-06-02
A week ago, Elon Musk's Twitter seemed to be taking shaky footsteps toward a new phase: Mass layoffs had subsided, Musk had hired a new permanent CEO and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had chosen the site to help launch his Republican presidential bid.
Over the course of a day, though, the turmoil that has marked Musk's seven-month ownership of the social media platform came roaring back.
On Thursday, Twitter was roiled by an organized pressure campaign by conservative pundits seeking to promote a 95-minute anti-transgender video called "What Is A Woman?" Musk, who has staked out views hostile to transgender advocates, initially responded in ways that seemed to satisfy no one before he eventually relented and agreed to promote the video himself. The incident resulted in two high-level departures within 24 hours.