NOW Twitter is dead.
That’s all this is.
Elon was boiling frogs on his way to turning Twitter into a valueless company that does exactly what he, his friends, and his backers want it to do. Hurt you to benefit him/them.
Oligarchy at its finest.
Meh. Elon’s broke, too, so taking money for anti-vax/Russian/Religious lobbying/Gaslighting ads to whip the dumbest 10% into an angry lather works for him.
NEW: Twitter is cutting employee benefits starting this quarter. Commuter benefits, family planning, and meal allowances are all out. Coffee and snacks are staying, per an internal email.
— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) January 4, 2023
Katie Marcotte, a 10-year Twitter employee and the company's acting head of human resources, just announced that she is leaving the company in a tweet on her private account.
"Rooting for all my people still left," she wrote. "Tonight, the good wine. 🍷💙"
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) January 4, 2023
NEW: Behnam Rezaei, Twitter’s head of product and engineering, and one of the last non-Elon Musk appointed leaders at the company, just resigned.
— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) January 3, 2023
Twitter is closing its Seattle office and asking employees to work from home, per an email to staff. Looking more like the company is going to just have offices in SF and NY.
— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) December 29, 2022
Twitter faces eviction from its Seattle office after not paying rent, according to reports. https://t.co/9hC6IUkhoz
— Business Journals (@bizjournals) December 30, 2022
When this new Twitter Ad Policy comes into effect (it already has, I’ve seen about 100 pro-Russia/Anti-vax ads today), Musk will blame advertisers and the woke mob for pressuring advertisers to pull their budgets from Twitter. The narrative works for him, and he’s desperate, but this was his plan anyway. Curating an Alt-Right firehose of disinformation and justifying deadly hate speech as free speech was always the plan.
Twitter’s new plan is to monetize hate speech and gaslighting. That’s all Twitter is now, so good call.