Twitter won’t be firing and firing any more people, Elon Musk reportedly told staffers who stayed after asking employees to commit to an “extremely hardcore” Twitter during an all-hands meeting. According to The edge, who heard a partial recording of the event, the company is even actively seeking people to fill positions in engineering and sales. Musk apparently made the announcement on the same day the company’s sales and partner teams were laid off. Robin Wheeler, Twitter’s head of ad sales, and VP of partnerships Maggie Suniewick have reportedly been fired for opposing Musk’s directive to lay off more employees. Of course, this all happened after the website’s new owner ordered layoffs that cut the company’s workforce in half.
Musk did not specify what roles Twitter is hiring people for during the meeting. The edge said, but he did say that “[i]When it comes to critical hires, people who are good at writing software are the top priority.” Since this all-hands was also the first time Musk met with employees after his acquisition, employees asked him questions about the company’s future. , including whether Twitter will move its headquarters to Texas, as Tesla did Musk responded that there are no plans for Twitter to move, but that it might make sense to have “dual headquarters” in both states.
He also said that moving to Texas would “play into the idea that Twitter has gone from side to side”. According to Musk, that is not the case. “It’s a moderate take on Twitter… to be the digital town square, we need to represent people with a wide range of views, even if we disagree with those views,” he added. as The forgive notes, Twitter recently fired people who called out Musk through tweets and other avenues.
In addition to answering questions about the company’s inner workings, Musk announced at the meeting that Twitter may not relaunch paid verification until this month is over. As you recall, the website had to pause its $8 per month Blue subscription with verification shortly after it launched due to a surge in identity impersonation and fake accounts on the website.
Musk previously said that Blue Verified would return on November 29. But now he told employees and has also announced that Twitter will not relaunch the subscription system until the website is confident it can stop imitation. Twitter can also eventually give individuals and organizations different colored check marks, making it clear whether users are interacting with the actual account of a company or organization. Twitter has already reserved a gray “official” checkmark for organizations, but it seems it wants to make the indicator more visible and recognizable to prevent people from being duped by impersonators.
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