Elon Musk emails remaining Twitter staff ultimatum: go hardcore or leave

SAN FRANCISCO– According to Elon Musk, Twitter is at its core a software and server company and has asked employees to decide by Thursday night whether they want to remain part of the company, according to an email the company’s new owner sent to his remaining employees Has.

Musk wrote that to build “a breakthrough Twitter 2.0” employees will need “extreme tenacity” and that it will take long hours of high intensity to succeed.

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Musk, who also runs Tesla and SpaceX, said Twitter will be much more engineering-centric, with people who write “great code” making up the majority of the team.

The billionaire, who completed the $44 billion acquisition of the San Francisco company in late October, fired a majority of his full-time employees via email earlier this month and is expected to eliminate a untold number of contract jobs for those working for the Combat misinformation and other responsible harmful content. A number of engineers also said on Twitter that they were fired this week after speaking out critically of Musk, either publicly on Twitter or on an internal messaging board for Twitter employees.

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Musk has promised to relax restrictions on what users can say on the platform. While he has been criticized from almost all quarters for opening the floodgates to hate and other harmful language on Twitter, he has sought to reassure advertisers, who generate the majority of the social platform’s revenue, that rule changes will not be passed through to their brands Association will harm them with harmful content.

Musk has also indicated that he plans to resume Twitter’s premium service — which grants Blue Check “verification” labels to anyone willing to pay $8 a month — on November 29. The billionaire said in a tweet that the relaunch will happen later this month to ensure the service is “rock solid”.

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Musk asked employees to click a link in the email if they would like to be part of the “new Twitter.” He said staff had until 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday to respond to the link. According to the e-mail, employees who do not reply by then will receive three months’ severance pay.

“Whatever decision you make, thank you for your efforts to make Twitter successful,” Musk wrote.

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