According to reports, Twitter has stopped making personnel reductions and has started recruiting again. Elon Musk, the new CEO of the social media behemoth, has also said that Blue Verification will not be reinstated until Twitter can end impersonation on the service.
According to The Verge, those who stayed after Elon Musk encouraged them to join “a really hardcore Twitter” won’t be let go or laid off. Musk stated during an all-hands meeting that Twitter will continue hiring despite the recent layoffs for engineering and sales positions. Musk seems to have made the claim on the same day that the company’s sales and partnerships departments saw layoffs.
Robin Wheeler, Twitter’s head of ad sales, and Maggie Suniewick, its VP of partnerships, are reportedly being dismissed for defying Musk’s order to lay off additional workers.
Musk didn’t specify which roles Twitter is trying to fill, but he did add that “in terms of essential recruits, individuals who are fantastic at developing software are the greatest priority,” according to a source familiar with the situation who spoke to The Verge. Employees also questioned Musk about Twitter’s future, asking if Twitter will follow Tesla and relocate its headquarters to Texas. Though being “dual-headquartered” in two states would be advantageous, Musk allegedly stated that there were no intentions to relocate Twitter’s headquarters to Texas.
Additionally, Musk asserted that moving to Texas would support the notion that Twitter has turned from a liberal to a conservative platform. This is hardly a right-wing takeover of Twitter, according to Musk. Twitter has been taken over by the moderate left. He also added:
“To be the digital town square, we must represent people with a wide array of views even if we disagree with those views.”
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