The Information reported that Elon Musk’s company,
, cut half its election integrity team on Thursday. This firings saw X completely gut its Dublin, Ireland-based team, firing all four of its team members including X global head of election integrity Aaron Rodericks.
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The X platform has also been changed to remove the option for users to report disinformation and other misleading info. Elon Musk posted on X about the changes, and disparaged his own team. Musk posted. “Yeah, they’re gone. Rodericks, the team leader at X appeared to be in a tumultuous situation with the company. He was involved in a legal fight
Engadget points out, it was just a few weeks ago that Rodericks had posted on LinkedIn about how his now-former employer was seeking to beef up its curbs on disinformation, and was looking to hire for a civic integrity and elections lead. “If you have a passion for protecting the integrity of elections and civic events, X is certainly at the center of the conversation,” he wrote.Major elections will soon be taking place all around the world, including the upcoming 2024 U.S. elections. The upcoming 2024 U.S. elections are just one of many major elections that will be taking place around the world.