The new owner of Twitter Elon Musk he is preparing to lay off half of the company’s employees. This was reported by the Bloomberg agency, citing sources close to the dossier. The truncated posts would be 3,700 out of 7,500. The company is not commenting for the time being. The founder of Tesla Twitter bought off with an operation a week ago $44 billion. The first step was to fire the CEO Parag Agrawal and 4 other top managers. Responsible for relations with customers and users Sarah Personette Instead, she spontaneously resigned. Musk then laid out a few projects that he asked the staff to work on “24 hours on the 24”. These include the introduction of a $8/month premium subscription This will give you user verification (the “tick” next to the name), see less ads, and increase the visibility of published content. He asked the staff to go back to the office and reverse the orientation followed so far which allowed employees to work remotely.
Elon Musk buys Twitter for 44 billion and announces: ‘The bird has been released’. Trump could return to social media
In the days leading up to the closing of the acquisition, Musk had hypothesized that it would lay off up to 75% of its workforce, only to later dispute that prospect. According to reconstructions by Bloomberg last weekend iTesla boss got lists of people to be fired then work with advisors on strategies to proceed with the cuts. A hypothesis would be offered 60 days salary. After the news of the downsizing plan leaked out, the head of accounting leaked out too Robert Kaiden left the group. Doubts concern the policy that the new management intends to pursue in relation to content moderation which, according to the first signs, could be significantly milder than the current criteria.
The Democratic MP also spoke on the subject of premium subscriptions Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. “Billionaire thinks he can sell the idea that free speech is an $8 a month subscription plan,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Your opinion is valued, pay eight bucks now,” Musk replied, tweeting a photo of the rep’s t-shirts with her symbol on them price of $58. Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t like that and replies, “My employees are unionized, they have benefits and every one of them gets minimum wage. You are a union buster with an ego problem who makes money by underpaying and mistreating people.
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