Big Tech is about to be turned on its head.
Elon Musk is taking a sledgehammer to the censorship regime.
And now he has announced one major move that the Left is going to be furious about.
David Sacks is the founding COO at PayPal, and an opponent of Left-wing censorship. He had a podcast with Fox News contributor Will Cain about Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter.
On the podcast, Sacks had this to say: “Twitter’s got something like 8,000 employees and nobody knows what they all do…So you start with the fact that Elon probably only needs 2,000 employees at this company, 3,000 at most, 4,000 so he can spare half the company.”
Musk obviously was listening to the podcast, and liked what he heard. He tweeted in response to the podcast, “Accurate interview.”
It’s clear that things are about to change massively at Twitter. And part of that might include Musk laying off progressive employees who have no job but to censor people on the platform.
Twitter doesn’t need those types of employees. It needs software developers, customer services reps, and a handful of other employees who deal with things like legal compliance. That’s it.
But for years now, Twitter and other social media sites have been hyper-focused on making sure that only politically approved Left-wing viewpoints get out in the public domain.
And that’s why Twitter has so many useless employees. They aren’t coding or doing useful work – their job is to censor.
In the podcast episode, Sacks also went on to criticize Disney for their woke agenda, which is aimed primarily at children.
“We saw (what happened) with Disney in the last couple of weeks. Bob Chapek, he had the right idea in Florida which was just to stay out of that whole debate, that whole controversy, but he was mau-maued by the employees to get involved and he did. And then he got spanked by DeSantis.”
It’s clear that the “woke corporation” model is failing, both politically and financially.
The tide won’t turn immediately. The Left is still very good at boycotting and putting pressure on companies to bend to their will. And they can be expected to continue with those types of tactics.
But the right has inertia on their side. At their core, companies would rather not get involved in political fights. It is bad for the bottom line, and it alienates customers.
Even Disney did not want to get involved in the Florida sex-ed fight at first, and stayed as far away from it as possible.
It was only once their progressive employees started badgering them that they reversed course and went the full “social justice warrior” route, to the detriment of their company.
Now that they have suffered financially for their decision, and now that Twitter’s “woke” board of directors has gotten the boot from Elon Musk, other companies will surely look at all of this and decide to stay away from politics.
And that is exactly how it should be.