April 27, 2022

Twitter Locks Platform Fearing Employee Backlash

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By: Konrad Holden

In Brief:
On Monday, social media giant Twitter locked its platform to internal changes after the announcement that Elon Musk would be buying the company and taking it private. The company fears employee backlash that would sabotage the company’s systems. Only business crucial changes will be made to the platform and all changes must be approved by a vice president.

The Background:
Now that Elon Musk has secured the funding and signed a deal to buy Twitter, some of Musk’s critics are worried about the future of the platform. And that includes critics within the company.

The company is concerned about employees going rogue and sabotaging the platform ahead of Musk’s takeover. According to people familiar with the matter, only a vice president can authorize a “business crucial” change.

According to internal sources, Twitter’s workplace is buzzing with both excitement and dread. One employee has been reported as saying, “I feel like im going to throw up..I rly don’t wanna work for a company that is owned by Elon Musk [sic]”.

On the other hand, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has endorsed the new deal and even endorsed Elon Musk directly. Dorsey said, “In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company. Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust.”

The final sale date of Twitter stocks to Musk has not been released.

Notable Quotes:

“This is the right path…I believe it with all my heart.” - Jack Dorsey, former CEO of Twitter
 

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