Social media app, Twitter.com, is said to be on the edge of capitulation after new company owner, Elon Musk, locked employees out of office temporarily.
According to the BBC, Twitter workers were locked out of office and told that the offices would only reopen on Monday, 21, November. There was no official reason for the move, but it is believed that it is down to Musk’s ultimatum for staffers to sign up for ‘long hours of high intensity work’ as part of his ‘Twitter 2.0’ project.
He also asked the employees not to speak on the company issues to the press.
“Please continue to comply with the company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere,” said the statement as per BBC.
On Thursday night, it is reported that the Twitter version for employees had slowed down significantly as the company suffers from departures of engineers who fixed bugs and prevented service outage. One source stated that public Twitter was on the risk of breaking.
“If it does break, there is no one left to fix things in many areas,” the source told Reuters.
Despite the continued dim view of Twitter, however, Elon Musk continues to hold a defiant view, stating on Thursday in tweet that he was not worried.
“The best people are staying, so I’m not super worried.” He tweeted.
This is despite the fact that a separate poll on Blind found that at least 50% of Twitter’s full-time employees would leave the company.
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Musk completed the purchase of Twitter in late October and has gone about making significant changes in the company. Among the changes was charging $8 for the Twitter blue badge. The move resulted in major confusion as new verified accounts impersonating actual accounts popped up and caused chaos.
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