Musk Scrambling To Save Twitter Amid Mass Exodus

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 27: In an aerial view, a sign is seen posted on the exterior of Twitter headquarters on April 27, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Space X, reached an agreement to purchase social media platform Twitter for $44 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Shortly after taking control of Twitter, Elon Musk cleaned out the C-Suite and cut half of the workforce.
  • He subsequently asked remaining employees to commit to an “extremely hardcore” Twitter, “working long hours at high intensity,” or leave the company with three months of severance pay.
  • That didn’t go over well. By some estimates, 1,200 of the company’s remaining 3,700 staffers resigned on Thursday.
  • Musk now is scrambling to find enough engineers to run the site.

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