Musk was referring to the suspension of the New York Post’s account for its exclusive about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the run-up to the 2020 election.
Gadde – who’s described as Twitter’s ‘moral authority’ – broke down in tears on Monday, Politico reported.
She did so while briefing her team via videolink on the future of the company under Musk, following his $44 billion deal to takeover the company.
Her future at the firm now looks shaky after her latest behavior was brought to the attention of the notoriously ruthless Musk.
He is likely to slash Twitter’s policies on hate speech and misinformation, having previously branded himself a free-speech absolutist.
Twitter staff have been told their jobs are safe for the six months the transfer of ownership is expected to take.
But after that, workers like Gadde are likely to be among the first to get the boot.
She was pivotal in the decision to ban Donald Trump from the platform for inciting unrest, and also played a key role in the decision to remove The New York Post’s account when they tweeted their reporting into Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Twitter initially froze the New York Post’s main account after it published the story and demanded it delete tweets linking to the Biden articles.
It justified the ban by citing a prohibition of distributing hacked material, before backing down when the story was proven to be legitimate.
Saagar Enjeti, host of a conservative YouTube show, tweeted a link to Politico’s report about Gadde’s tears, commented: ‘Vijaya Gadde, the top censorship advocate at Twitter who famously gaslit the world on Joe Rogan’s podcast and censored the Hunter Biden laptop story, is very upset about the @elonmusk takeover.’