Amid the Twitter Files, in an email to employees, Musk warns of legal action against those who violate their NDAs.
WHILE ELON MUSK and his Twitter Files are exposing the inner workings of the social media company’s previous regime, the self-proclaimed Chief Twit is taking steps to ensure he never gets Twitter Files’d during his own reign.
Platformer managing editor Zoe Schiffer reported Saturday that Musk sent out an email warning the company’s remaining employees about leaking “confidential” information, and threatening to potentially sue those who violated the non-disclose agreements.
This also isn’t the first time a Musk-led company has flexed the power of an NDA: In 2021, Tesla drivers who tested a beta version of the automaker’s Full Self-Driving technology were asked to sign NDAs to prevent information critical of the software from reaching both the media and the public.
“Do remember that there are a lot of people who want Tesla to fail,” the NDA within the Early Access Program stated (via Inverse). “Don’t let them mischaracterize your feedback and media posts.”
The NDAs drew the ire of the The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which “relies on reports from consumers as an important source of information in evaluating potential safety defects” as the agency noted in a letter to Tesla. “Any agreement that may prevent or dissuade participants in the early access beta release program from reporting safety concerns to NHTSA is unacceptable. Moreover, even limitations on sharing certain information publicly adversely impacts NHTSA’s ability to obtain information relevant to safety,” the letter stated.
Source : Rolling Stone