Musk reportedly fired more Twitter employees over Thanksgiving week

Musk reportedly fired more Twitter employees over Thanksgiving week

All is well on Elon Musk’s Twitter. About a quarter of the San Francisco tech company’s staff remain; hate speech is endemic, largely unmoderated; advertisers continue to leak en masse; and Donald Trump and Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) are back on the platform for good. Meanwhile, Musk posts racy memes and proclaims that “Twitter is fun.” Of course, my friend.

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Elon Musk Reportedly Fired More Twitter Employees Over Thanksgiving Week

Nov. 21, 4 p.m.

Twitter has only a fraction of the employees it had before the Elon Musk takeover. The “Thanos snap” layoffs earlier this month, along with Musk’s Google Form ultimatum, meant the company’s workforce was reduced by a staggering percentage in a short space of time.

How Musk was able to lay off more people — Thanksgiving week, no less — would be remarkable if it weren’t so terribly bleak. According to workers who spoke to Bloomberg, members of Twitter’s business team got the boot; more people on that team would have signed up for Musk’s more “hardcore” take on Twitter. The rationale for the layoffs, it seems, is to balance the number of salespeople with the number of technical staff in the company. Some workers were told on Sunday that they would be laid off, according to Bloomberg.

Salesforce executive praises Elon Musk for overworking his employees

Nov. 21, 12:30 p.m.

A Salesforce executive appears to be seduced by Elon Musk’s desire to work an 80-hour week and hold his employees to those terms.

“Show me another CEO who has more skin in the game at 1am in the office,” Vala Afshar, Salesforce’s chief evangelist, said in a tweet on Saturday. “These young engineers are learning from the most innovative person of the 21st century.”

Musk decimated Twitter’s staff during its takeover, laying off half of the company’s employees and gutting key departments in two weeks. Last week, he issued an ultimatum to “go hardcore,” which would have resulted in about 1,200 additional departures. The exact number of employees remaining is unclear, but based on an estimate by The Verge, it’s likely only a quarter of Twitter’s employees remain.

Elon Musk taunts Donald Trump to return to Twitter

Nov. 21, 12:30 p.m.

Elon Musk really can’t stop posting.

After former President Donald Trump called Truth Social “special” and publicly refused to return to Twitter – the social media playground that gave Trump a presidential platform – Musk publicly posts mocking memes of Trump.

“And don’t lead us into temptation,” Musk tweeted on Sunday. alongside a very NSFW meme suggesting that Trump really, really wants to get back on Elon Musk’s Twitter.

The taunts and pleas come as Musk posted a poll on whether Twitter should reinstate the former president’s account, with a response of “Vox Populi, Vox Dei”. Trump was banned from the site for spreading election misinformation and “glorification of violence” in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 uprising.

Ye also returned over the weekend after being suspended last month for anti-Semitic tweets. Musk tweeted in the days following the takeover that his account had been restored before his takeover. “Shalom :),” he tweeted on Sunday afternoon.

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