Elon Musk didnt rule out the possibility of Twitter cuts

Elon Musk didn’t rule out the possibility of Twitter cuts, but didn’t object to remote work

The first virtual meeting of Twitter employees, with the participation of Elon Musk, who wants to buy the company for $44 billion, started 10 minutes late and left some questions unanswered, but made it possible to understand what priorities the potential business owner is ready to put in its development to a new level.

    Image Source: The Edge

Image Source: The Edge

In addition to general sentences like “Contribution Twitter to build a strong civilization that will enable people to better understand the nature of reality”, Elon Musk outlined very specific guidelines. In particular, he wants to make Twitter more like the Chinese platforms WeChat and TikTok, and focus on both entertaining and informing users. Subscriptions and ads are said to continue to be important sources of Twitter revenue, but Musk wants to use the former in part to verify users and make the latter more fun. At the same time, the billionaire called for the ban on advertising goods of inadequate quality.

According to Elon Musk, Twitter users should retain the right to freely express their political views, but only within the law. In addition, radical statements should not be promoted by the social network in order not to increase their popularity. In the future, the billionaire wants to increase the daily Twitter user base from the current 229 million people to 1 billion and spoke of measures to combat bots only in connection with the use of a subscription to verify users.

Musk has since spoken more positively about remote work than Tesla’s operating conditions “You can’t assemble electric cars remotely”, but clarified that only selected employees would be granted the right to work remotely, and he himself is a supporter of face-to-face teamwork. “Exceptional” professionals shouldn’t worry about potential downsizing at Twitter, either, Musk added, although he acknowledged the company needs to be financially rehabilitated and the costs so far have outpaced revenue.

Elon Musk himself “doesn’t really stick to titles”and as such, I’m not sure he will personally take over as CEO of Twitter, although he intends to maintain influence over the company’s activities and “steer them in the right direction”. No one at the meeting heard any further confirmation of Elon Musk’s intention to buy Twitter, but he willingly began discussions about the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, adding at the end that he had yet to find any evidence of their existence.

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