Innovative and radical Musk has ambitious aspirations for Twitter; according to viral news stories about his intentions for Twitter’s future employment needs, many users interpret it as a scheme to lower the amount of censorship on users and support the concept.
Musk made headlines over the last several months by indicating intentions for layoffs if he were to acquire Twitter, but these reductions are likely to be far more severe than anticipated.
According to a fresh claim from the left-leaning Washington Post, Musk intends to lay off 75% of Twitter’s staff, or around 5,600 workers. If Musk’s ambition for a far leaner platform is realized, he will be left with a fraction of what Twitter has now.
“ElonMusk plans “get rid of nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s 7,500 workers, whittling the company down to a skeleton staff of just over 2,000.” Leftists are nervous there won’t be enough staff to censor their political opponents!” Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, posted on Twitter in reaction to the news.
“Musk said he will cut nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s staff if he takes control. The move would drastically affect user experience,” The Washington Post reported on Twitter.
The left is miserable.
“Between broader economic factors and ongoing criticisms that Twitter has failed to deliver on its promise (at least as far as investors are concerned), Twitter was always going to trim its workforce. But cutting the staff down by three-quarters isn’t what most people had in mind. The Post noted that Twitter already planned to cut around a quarter of its workforce — but leaving a quarter of the workforce is a different situation altogether,” Tech Crunch reported in defense of the staff’s feelings, adding:
“It’s totally plausible that the 75% number is just another trick he pulled out of his hat to impress whoever he was talking to, maybe bankers he was courting for the acquisition or the various slavering rich men he texts with. For the sake of Twitter’s already very stressed current workforce, we definitely hope that winds up being the case.”
After months of ups and downs, the deal is anticipated to close on October 28, only one week away.
.@ElonMusk plans "get rid of nearly 75 percent of @Twitter’s 7,500 workers, whittling the company down to a skeleton staff of just over 2,000." Leftists nervous there won't be enough staff to censor their political opponents! https://t.co/nvMg2UEBtw
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 20, 2022
Other news reports are spreading the news:
“Musk allegedly informed prospective investors that he plans to slash Twitter’s staff by nearly 75%, according to the Washington Post. The Tesla CEO is expected to cull Twitter’s employee count from 7,500 to 2,000, according to internal discussions and documents,” the Blaze reported, adding:
“The report said that job cuts are expected in the coming months – no matter who owns the company. Twitter’s current management reportedly planned to reduce the company’s payroll by approximately $800 million by the end of next year. That reduction would mean that nearly 25% of the workforce would be cut, according to the report.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
According to the Washington Post described Musk’s acquisition as a “golden ticket for the struggling company,” and said it could be “potentially helping its leadership avoid painful announcements that would have demoralized the staff and possibly crippled the service’s ability to combat misinformation, hate speech and spam.”
A report in May claimed that Musk told investors that he was going to fire 1,000 Twitter employees, which caused a massive meltdown by leftist staff members. CONTINUE READING…