Elon Musk Plans To Cut 75% of Twitter Staff

Elon should start the layoffs with the content moderation staff.

Washington Post:

“Twitter’s workforce is likely to be hit with massive cuts in the coming months, no matter who owns the company, interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Post show, a change likely to have major impact on its ability to control harmful content and prevent data security crises.

Elon Musk told prospective investors in his deal to buy the company that he planned to get rid of nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s 7,500 workers, whittling the company down to a skeleton staff of just over 2,000. …

In internal Slack groups, Twitter employees reacted to the news with anger and resignation, supporting each other and making jokes about the turmoil of the past few months, according to people familiar with the conversations. …

Twitter and Musk are expected to close the purchase by Oct. 28. Planning for the closing is moving forward in apparent good faith after months of legal battles, say people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. If the deal closes, Musk would immediately become Twitter’s new owner. …”

He should also sell blue checkmarks.

I might get one when I return to Twitter.


  1. Just read that the Brandon regime might block the deal on “national security” grounds and some comrades of the CPUSA clown car cavalcade are saying Starlink should be seized by the state.

  2. This is a no-brainer. Most Twitter employees exist to enforce the censorship regime. Without significant censorship, most could be let go. Development and maintenance of the site/app itself is not so technically demanding that it requires a large workforce.

    • Certain WNs actually get butthurt when white shitlibs get canned. English Tom is correct but they would make lousy coders in any case. Getting canned might make a couple of them reconsider their insane ideology – but I’m doubtful.

  3. There is hostility to authoirity in Musks basckground. Musk and his father do not get along. Musks father divorced his mother and married his step-daughter, Musks sister.

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