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Musk’s Tweets About Top Twitter Lawyer Led to Wave of Abuse (1)

April 28, 2022, 12:22 AM

Elon Musk’s criticism of a content decision made by Twitter Inc.’s legal team was followed by a wave of abusive tweets directed against the company’s top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde.

Musk, who has 86.4 million followers on Twitter and has clinched a deal to buy the company for $44 billion, often uses the site as a way to criticize Twitter’s decisions, particularly when they involve banning accounts from people who violate the platform’s rules, some of whom Musk sees as being unfairly sidelined.

On Tuesday, he faulted a decision the company made in 2020 to block a ...