That wouldn't be too far fetched. Twitter, despite its flaws, was a quick and accessible communications platform for ordinary people worldwide to share information. All the other social media platforms are lethargic by comparison, and more easily moderated for 'misinformation' but in particular the spread of information at speed.Maybe
he bought the government bought Twitter just to destroy it. Maybe one too many people made fun of himwere revealing too much on there.
But there are more users than ever!the shit leaking out of twitter right now is pretty mad. if half of it is true, it’s an absolute dumpster fire.
As expected, absolutely ridiculous email.
there's a rumour circulating that 80% are choosing severance over musk's ‘extremely hardcore’ work ultimatum...
it'll be interesting to see how this shakes out over the coming days.
So, he fires half, including a lot of very well respected people, he's an embarrassment on Twitter, he has totally tanked ad revenue, he said that Twitter was near bankruptcy and he has fired everyone that somehow criticized him both in public and on private channels. Plus he has almost entirely cut working from home and other benefits.
Or maybe for many it isn't as much about left v right as you think.It seems cavalier and short-sighted... until you remember that he's taking over a company where a considerable chunk of the respected employees were already openly hostile towards him and his stated goals for the company.
It could be said that he's a fool for triggering the mass exodus of employees. But from another point of view, it could be said he made the best of the situation he was handed by expediently (and legally) eliminating all potential saboteurs.
It's worth mentioning that Twitter is not the only tech company that has been purging activist employees -
Obviously there's not much appetite right now for retaining, much less hiring, outspoken activist developers.