Musk’s Twitter Takeover Has Employees Abandoning Ship

"Twitter HQ sign" by Mike Davis

After what seemed to be hesitance on Elon Musk’s part, the tech mogul has finally decided to follow through on his initial decision to acquire the social media platform Twitter.

Dozens of Twitter workers posted critical tweets about Musk’s decision, some even claiming they’ll be handing in their two weeks’ notice the moment he acquires the company.

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This comes mainly from Musk’s announcements that he’s looking to revolutionize the platform and finally bring free speech to Twitter.

This is a concept that was falsely promoted by the company’s previous management, as can be seen by the fact that former President Trump is no longer on the platform.

In light of these changes, thousands of Twitter users were stumped by Musk’s callback to the original deal. It was evident from the very start he was dead-set on buying the company, with one employee saying, “Just write the check bro” in the Slack app.

On the other hand, others expressed massive displeasure with the change, claiming while Dorsey was “bad” at running Twitter, they believe Musk will run the company into the ground and they’re not willing to stick around to see it.

In fact, there have been hundreds of employees abandoning the company in the past couple of months alone, forcing the current Twitter CEO, Parag Agrawal, to downplay some of the major concerns of employees.

Free speech is soon to be a thing on social media

Earlier this week on Tuesday, Twitter confirmed they’re willing to go through with the purchase; although there’s been no mention of canceling the lawsuit against Musk or even resolving the case in the Delaware Chancery Court.

One major thing we all get from Musk’s decision to buy the company is some much-needed insight into Musk’s business practice.

This takes pride in focusing on free speech for everyone, which was further solidified by some conversations Musk’s had with other tech CEOs in the industry.

Additionally, this could be the one thing Twitter needs, as the platform has become overrun with bots and advertising to the point where it’s just not enjoyable to use.

That’s especially for those on the right side of the political spectrum, which have practically been shunned from the platform.

It remains unclear how many of these changes to Twitter will actually be implemented; although it’s safe to say Musk rarely doesn’t follow through on his promises.

Perhaps this could bring in a new era in the world of social networking, with dozens of other platforms following suit when it comes to finally defending free speech with no political bias.

If anything, we can rest easy knowing one of the world’s biggest online platforms is getting a major overhaul for the better in the near future and that’s practically all there is to it.

This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.