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Twitter Locks Out Staff After Mass Resignations

    Twitter Locks Out Staff After Mass Resignations
    Last updated: 1 week ago
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    Facts

    • Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be temporarily closed. Large numbers of staff have reportedly quit after new owner Elon Musk issued an ultimatum to work "long hours at high intensity" or leave. [1]
    • The departures include many engineers responsible for maintaining the platform. With the temporary closure of its offices, multiple users began to issue predictions about the end of the social media giant. [2]
    • Twitter's workforce had until 5 pm EST Thursday to decide whether to be part of Musk's new regime or effectively resign. Internal communications were reportedly filled with employees posting the salute emoji after the deadline, indicating they had chosen to leave. [3]
    • Employees were asked to refrain from "discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere." It's thought less than half of employees chose to stay; the closure of Twitter's offices comes about a week after Musk ended remote work. [4]
    • Unconfirmed reports claimed roughly 75% of Twitter's remaining employees resigned at the deadline. If true, it's believed the company would've shrunk by 88% in only a month. [5]
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    Spin

    Right narrative

    The current Twitter tantrum by the woke, laptop-wielding left is bizarre to average, blue-collar workers. Jobs should have high standards, and most people don't simply have the choice to storm out. Musk is trying to run a business, and the chaos surrounding Twitter and its employees has only made the left seem even further estranged from the working reality of the average American.

    Left narrative

    Musk has continued to make one chaotic decision after the other since taking control of Twitter, and his refusal to see the failings in his plans highlights his misunderstanding of the company. Ironically, many are leaving the platform that Musk has stated he wishes to be used by all. Even if Musk continues to deny it, the bubble has burst at Twitter.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 71% chance that Twitter will experience an outage of more than 60 minutes before mid-2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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