Twitter Executive Mocks Owner Elon Musk

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Twitter exec recorded mocking Elon Musk for Asperger’s

A senior Twitter executive was secretly recorded mocking would-be owner Elon Musk for having Asperger’s syndrome — prompting the billionaire to call him out on the platform.

“He has Asperger’s, so he’s special — you’re special needs. You’re literally special needs,” the honcho, identified by Project Veritas as lead client partner Alex Martinez, says in a video that the outlet released Tuesday.

“So I can’t even take what you’re saying seriously,” Martinez added as he moaned about the Tesla CEO’s mission to restore free speech to the social media giant.

Musk later ripped Martinez’s disparaging remarks on the platform, which he offered to buy in a $44 billion deal in April.

“Twitter exec trashing free speech & mocking people with Asperger’s …,” the billionaire tweeted.

His response came in reply to a tweet by conservative columnist Benny Johnson, who railed on social media: “Twitter executive calling Elon Musk mentally handicapped, ‘special’ and saying he has ‘aspergers.’”

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Project Veritas identified the Twitter employee as lead client partner Alex Martinez.
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In his exchange with an undercover Project Veritas journalist, Martinez also said the social media giant isn’t here to give people free speech.

“The rest of us who have been here believe in something that’s good for the planet and not just to give people free speech,” he said.

“It’s going to be hard for him to be like, ‘Uhhh, because people should make their own decision.’ It’s like, no, but people don’t know how to make a rational decision if you don’t put out correct things that are supposed to be out in the public,” the Twitter exec continued.

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Elon Musk responded to Alex Martinez’s disparaging remarks on Twitter.
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Martinez went on to say that “advertisers are freaking out because of what he’s, like, tweeting about – like being, like, ‘I want free speech’ …. Yadda, yadda, yadda.”

Video of his comments was posted a day after Project Veritas shared a series of hidden-camera clips of another Twitter employee admitting that the platform is “censoring the right” — and that he and his co-workers are “Commie as f–k.”

“Twitter does not believe in free speech. Elon [Musk] believes in free speech,” said senior engineer Siru Murugesan, who claimed that many of his colleagues “hate” what might happen if the Tesla founder’s on-hold $44 billion takeover goes through

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Alex Martinez mocked Elon Musk’s Asperger’s syndrome.
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Alex Martinez said Elon Musk’s Asperger’s syndrome was a reason not to take him seriously about free speech.
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“Some of my colleagues are like super left, left, left, left, left,” Murugesan said, adding that many have threatened to quit if Musk takes over and enforces his free-speech model.

“Our jobs are at stake — he’s a capitalist, and we weren’t really operating as capitalists, more like very socialist,” he said. “We’re all like Commie as f–k.”

“I think it’s just like the environment, like you’re there and you become like this Commie — they call it ‘Commifornia,’” he said of staffers’ nickname for woke California.

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Twitter senior engineer Siru Murugesan claimed that many of his colleagues “hate” what might happen if Elon Musk’s takeover goes through.
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According to Murugesan, right-wingers are more likely to tolerate abusive messages while those on the left will simply refuse and quit the site.

The Post has reached out to Twitter for comment.

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Twitter Executive Mocks Elon Musk for Believing Public can ‘Make Their Own Decision’ on Platform … ‘The Rest of Us Who Have Been Here Believe in Something that’s Good for the Planet, and Not Just to Give People Free Speech’

  • Project Veritas published a new story on Tuesday night featuring footage of Twitter Lead Client Partner Alex Martinez discussing the company’s ideology, criticizing the acquisition of the company by Elon Musk and at times denigrating Musk for his expressed views on free speech.
  • Martinez: “Right now, we don’t make profit. So, I’m going to say ideology, which is what led us into not being profitable.”
  • Martinez on free speech: “The rest of us who have been here believe in something that’s good for the planet and not to give people free speech.”
  • Martinez on censorship: “People don’t know how to make a rational decision If you don’t put out — correct things that are supposed to be out in the public, right?”
  • Martinez on Musk: “Elon Musk as a person is whatever. I don’t- like, he’s a loony toon. He has- he has Asperger’s.”
  • Martinez on Musk: “He has Asperger’s… So he’s special. We all know that. And That’s fine. So here, no wonder he’s going to say some f***ing crazy sh*t because he’s special.”
  • Project Veritas published a new story on Tuesday night featuring footage of Twitter Lead Client Partner, Alex Martinez, discussing the company’s ideology, criticizing the acquisition of the company by Elon Musk and, at times, denigrating Musk for his expressed views on free speech.
  • Martinez: “Right now, we don’t make profit. So, I’m going to say ideology, which is what led us into not being profitable.”
  • Martinez on free speech: “The rest of us who have been here believe in something that’s good for the planet and not to give people free speech.”
  • Martinez on censorship: “People don’t know how to make a rational decision if you don’t put out — correct things that are supposed to be out in the public, right?”
  • Martinez on Musk: “Elon Musk as a person is whatever. I don’t, like, he’s a loony toon. He has, he has Asperger’s.”
  • Martinez on Musk: “He has Asperger’s… So he’s special. We all know that. And That’s fine. So here, no wonder he’s going to say some f***ing crazy sh*t because he’s special.”

[NEW YORK – May 17, 2022] Project Veritas has published the second part of their series on Twitter. This story features undercover footage of Lead Client Partner, Alex Martinez, an employee for the tech giant, who sometimes speaks on behalf of the company at events. This footage shows a very candid Martinez speaking about how the company’s “ideology” led them to be less “profitable,” among other incendiary comments.

In the video, Alex Martinez also criticizes Elon Musk’s vision of free speech on the platform saying, “The rest of us who have been here believe in something that’s good for the planet and not just to give people free speech.” He also broached the subject of censorship on Twitter saying, “People don’t know how to make a rational decision if you don’t put out — correct things that are supposed to be out in the public, right?”

Despite this, Martinez acknowledges that this very reality seems to be what Musk wants to change. “If we’re implementing all these rules…and Elon wants to dismantle them, then technically our ideology has led us to not making money because we’re not making money, and Elon wants to turn it the other way so that we can make money,” Martinez said.

Martinez even made distasteful comments about Musk having Asperger’s. “He has Asperger’s,” Martinez says at one point adding, “so, he’s special.” Going further, Martinez later says, “We all know that and that’s fine. So here, no one’s going to say some f**king crazy sh*t because he’s special.”

Last May, as he was hosting Saturday Night Live, Musk revealed that he was the first person to host the show with Asperger’s. In the video published on Tuesday, Martinez can be seen saying, “I’m like- you’re special needs! You’re literally special needs, literally though, you really are.  So, I can’t even take what you’re saying seriously cause you’re special.”

Ironically enough, Martinez can also be seen in the footage discussing an internal company memo Twitter administrative staff sent in the aftermath of Project Veritas’ first part of the series.

“It’s [Project Veritas] like some group that’s just trying to out the employees,” Martinez says. “Like, they’re trying to go on dates with them, like this, and record them.”

At the time of this writing, Twitter has yet to respond to a request for comment.

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