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Twitter chief Elon Musk publicly apologized to a disabled former employee on Tuesday, suggesting she didn’t do any meaningful work for the company and sought work space she didn’t need, following her acquisition of Twitter. A rare move from a billionaire amidst the turmoil and uncertainty that has been going on.

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musk apologized The two shared a bitter exchange on the platform a day earlier, thanks to former Twitter employee Haraldur “Halli” Thorleifsson.

Musk, who has publicly criticized Thorleifson’s work and the need for disability housing, said the comments arose from “a misunderstanding of his position.”

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This stemmed from Musk being told things that were “untrue” or “true but not meaningful,” he said.

Musk said it was a “long story” to figure out what was real and what wasn’t, but insisted a video call with Thorleifsson clarified the matter.

The billionaire, known for his unpredictable outbursts and scathing attacks against critics on Twitter, Said “It’s better to talk to people than to communicate through tweets.”

Musk appeared to offer Thorleifson his job back, saying he was “considering remaining at Twitter.”

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thorleifson on monday reached Apple spoke to Musk on Twitter to find out if he was still an employee after nine days of being locked out of his work computer and not receiving any communication from HR. musk Grilled Thorleifson, at his job, questioned his need for disability accommodation—Thorleifson has muscular dystrophy, uses a wheelchair and Can not manual work for extended periods of time—and said that Thorleifsson "didn't do any real work" for Twitter. he later suggested The tweet was an attempt by Thorleifsson "to get a bigger payout". Thorleifsson, who joined Twitter in 2021 after his startup Uno was acquired, received an email confirming he was no longer employed by the exchange. dispute, which may Violation Employment laws that protect workers with disabilities are the latest in a series of high-profile Twitter arguments for Musk and the latest turmoil at Twitter since his acquisition last year. Employees have faced a particularly high level of uncertainty as part of his plans to reform the platform and a large number have left through mass layoffs or quit under Musk's leadership.

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Thorleifsson has not publicly responded to Musk's apology or offer to return to Twitter. Before Musk's apology and job offer, he Said His next step is to open a restaurant in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.

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$184.8 billion. According to, this is the estimated net worth of Musk Forbes' real time tracker. A large portion of his wealth is tied to the electric vehicle maker Tesla, which he co-founded and leads. A good deal of Musk's Tesla stock has been pledged as collateral for the loan. Musk, who bought Twitter last October for $44 billion, also cofounded rocket firm SpaceX, tunneling enterprise The Boring Company and brain interface company Neuralink.

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Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney on Monday announced He is working on a new documentary about Musk. Project Title muskwill offer a "definite and candid examination" of the billionaire, According for the deadline. Gibney's previous documentaries have included investigations of scandals involving Enron, Theranos, Scientology and Volkswagen, and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, among other subjects. musk, answer for the news on Twitter, already dismissing the project as a "hit piece".

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