(JustPatriots.com)- The revelations produced by The Twitter Files, made after new owner Elon Musk opened the company’s in-house data and information to several journalists, have largely confirmed the partisan suppression of content and people that conservatives have complained about for years. Furthermore, legal experts say there is now the possibility of criminal charges being brought against those previously in charge of the social media platform.
The vast majority of legal professionals acknowledge that it is highly improbable that a case that holds Twitter liable for a breach of a user’s civil rights will be successful, but they do not rule out the possibility of a more narrowly focused indictment.
Meanwhile, a judge has struck down ex-Twitter employees’ class-action lawsuit against Elon Musk.
A judgment obtained by Twitter (TWTR) enables the social media giant to require a number of terminated employees suing over their dismissal to pursue their claims through individual arbitration rather than a class-action lawsuit.
On Friday, US District Judge James Donato ordered five former Twitter workers to pursue their claims in private arbitration rather than in a planned class action, alleging that the business failed to provide sufficient notice before firing them following its acquisition by Elon Musk.
Donato approved Twitter’s motion, citing contracts the five former employees signed with the business, to require them to pursue their claims individually.
However, the San Francisco judge noted three additional former Twitter employees who claimed they had opted out of the company’s arbitration agreement had joined the lawsuit after it was first filed, and he left for another day “as warranted by developments in the case” whether the entire class action lawsuit must be dismissed.
On Monday, Shannon Liss-Riordan, the attorney for the plaintiffs, stated that she had already submitted 300 demands for arbitration on behalf of former Twitter employees and will probably submit hundreds more.
All those employees contend they did not get the complete severance package promised by Twitter before Musk took over.